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Water tech company Xylem expands CVC investment by $50m

The company will use additional capital to finance startups aiming to tackle climate challenges in the water sector.

Jul 11, 2024

Fast fashion company Shein to launch $271m CVC fund

The low-cost clothing retailer, which wants to list in London this year, will back European sustainable fabric companies through the fund.

Jul 10, 2024

Crypto trader Auros launches CVC unit

Julien Auchecorne will lead digital asset trading firm Auros’s Ventures unit, which has invested $15m in 14 companies since late last year.

Jul 9, 2024

Spanish travel firm HBX Group launches $54m CVC fund

The new fund will be part of the travel technology group’s TravelTech Lab subsidiary and invest in strategically relevant startups and funds.

Jul 9, 2024

EnBW New Ventures invests in climate VC fund

Venture firm Vireo Ventures has received an undisclosed sum from the utility’s CVC unit, representing the latter’s second fund investment.

Jul 1, 2024

Emasa Ventures ceases operations

The Chilean auto parts manufacturer has shut down its $20m startup investment subsidiary and its Emasa Mobility Hub after three years.

Jun 25, 2024

Corporate AI funds: The list

Wondering which corporate venturers have specialist investment funds for artificial intelligence? Here is the list of traditional funds and new units, offshoots and accelerators.

Jun 25, 2024

Zendesk launches fund to back AI customer service startups

Zendesk Ventures will target startups developing AI technology that can be used with its corporate parent's customer service platform, from seed onwards.

Jun 24, 2024

Other News

MSD's venture unit plans $38m spending in Europe and Asia

MSD Global Health Innovation Fund will partner with MSD Idea Studio in Singapore and Berlin to identify investment opportunities.

Jun 20, 2024

Japanese electronics maker Edion launches $63m CVC to address ageing population

Co-managed by Innoh Associates, the CVC unit will operate for seven years and back strategic areas such as marketing, retail, energy and AI.

Jun 20, 2024

UK retail customer data firm Dunnhumby launches innovation network

Customer analytics platform Dunnhumby and its CVC unit will run the networking scheme to help match retail startups, partners and investors.

Jun 19, 2024

Alpha Club Musashino launches CVC to seek funeraltech

The $11.4m fund will be co-managed by M&A consultancy Paradigm Shift, and it is part of the funeral firm’s 70th anniversary business plan.

Jun 18, 2024

Natura Ventures launches with $9.2m to back Brazilian beauty startups

The Brazilian beauty and wellness group’s CVC unit will target seed-stage opportunities in circularity, beauty and customer service segments.

Jun 18, 2024

Taiho Innovations increases capital to $32m

Taiho’s Japanese university spinout-focused CVC arm’s capital injection came five months after its US sister unit got an additional $100m.

Jun 14, 2024

Editor's Picks

Corporate AI funds: The list

Wondering which corporate venturers have specialist investment funds for artificial intelligence? Here is the list of traditional funds and new units, offshoots and accelerators.

Jun 25, 2024

Indian ecosystem gets increased venture commitments from Zerodha and Krafton

The corporates both committed further nine-figure sums to back startups in the rapidly growing Indian venture market.

Aug 11, 2023
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