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Drinks maker Beam Suntory launches investment unit

Venture services firm Mach49 has helped the owner of alcohol brands Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Yamazaki to launch the CVC initiative.

Apr 11, 2024

Toyota Ventures gets $300m injection

Frontier Fund II and Climate Fund II have each received $150m to further explore technologies like AI and renewable energy for the carmaker.

Apr 11, 2024

Metalab launches $15m CVC unit

Metalab Ventures, backed by the interface design firm and other investors, will seek product-led startups from pre-seed to series A stages.

Apr 11, 2024

Rio Tinto to back seed startups through $9.5m accelerator

The joint programme with Founders Factory will target technologies strategic to the mining industry such as decarbonisation and automation.

Apr 10, 2024

AC Ventures leads a flurry of CVC unit closures

Arca Continental has shut its CVC arm, one of the more prominent units in Latin America, as the likes of SAP, ZF and Verizon fall back.

Mar 29, 2024

French nuclear energy provider Orano launches $54m CVC fund

Orano Venture Fund will run for five years and invest in about 20 industrial startups.

Mar 26, 2024

Mondelēz launches SnackFutures Ventures

The snack producer’s renewed CVC unit will focus on investing in more mature food businesses for eventual acquisitions.

Mar 21, 2024

LG invests $97m in Vista fund

A few months after LG Tech Ventures lifted its capital to $768m, the parent firm has backed Vista to seek AI, bio and automotive companies.

Mar 21, 2024

Other News

PDS Ventures launches a fashion accelerator

The Trailblazer Programme will enroll eight fashion startups that provide innovative technologies to fashion value chain.

Mar 13, 2024

Thomson Reuters to invest $8bn in AI

The Canada-headquartered media group will invest over $100m per year in generative AI companies in a bid to enhance its offerings.

Mar 12, 2024

ABB launches Motion Ventures

Ana Troncoso Ceola will lead ABB Motion Ventures focused on sustainability and energy transition, which falls under the ABB Ventures umbrella.

Mar 6, 2024

Bupa launches a $13m fund in Australia

Adele Moynihan will lead Bupa Ventures, which will target Asia-Pacific region healthtech and elderly care startups from seed to series A stages.

Feb 13, 2024

Nio Capital raises $417m for China-focused fund

The VC firm co-founded by Chinese EV maker Nio will continue to invest in automotive and energy technology companies locally through its new fund.

Feb 6, 2024

Corporate-backed Giant Ventures raises $250m for funds

BMW was among the investors that backed the UK venture firm, which will be divided into a $100m seed fund and a $150m growth fund.

Feb 1, 2024

Editor's Picks

The Atlanta Hawks have a VC fund — but it isn't targeting…

David Garcia, head of National Basketball Association team the Atlanta Hawks' venture fund, is targeting consumer experience ventures rather than sports technology.

Jul 21, 2023

Coke launches $137.7m sustainability fund

The beverage giant and eight of its bottlers are pitching in to invest in sustainability across their ecosystem.

Jul 14, 2023

Fonterra launches NSS fund

The New Zealand dairy producer’s Nutrition Science Solutions unit has disclosed a $10m investment in US microbiome startup Pendulum.

Jun 13, 2023

Rome's airport operator announces early-stage fund

ADR Ventures will invest in travel, hospitality and aviation technology on behalf of Aeroporti di Roma and fund graduates of its Fiumicino Innovation Hub accelerator.

Jun 2, 2023
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