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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.

May 23, 2024

Databricks Ventures launches AI fund

The Databricks AI Fund is the second fund at Databricks Ventures.

May 21, 2024

Termignon leaves Orange Ventures

Emilie Termignon, formerly executive preisdent and head of finance at Orange’s venture offshoot, has joined Eurazeo’s VC group as CFO.

May 15, 2024

Smart cities — are corporates missing an investment opportunity?

Cities are already smart, just not connected. It's here that there is a big opportunity for CVC investors to get involved.

May 13, 2024

Yamaha Motor tackles the sustainability funding chasm

Investment in the sector has halved in the two years since Yamaha Motor Ventures launched its Sustainability Fund. So, it's thinking more creatively about where it invests.

May 9, 2024

Global Founders Capital becomes the CVC arm of Rocket Internet

The German VC group, which operated independently with two $1bn funds, now has $322m from Rocket Internet's balance sheet to invest.

Apr 26, 2024

Real estate developer Tokyu Land backs university deeptech fund

Japan's Tokyu Land joined the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to back University of Tokyo’s third investment initiative, ASA Fund.

Apr 25, 2024

Cybersecurity firm Bitdefender launches CVC

Bitdefender Voyager Ventures will invest in cybersecurity, data analytics and AI-focused startups.

Apr 24, 2024

Other News

Holway joins RTX Ventures

Shalei Holway, formerly senior adviser at the US government's Small Business Investment Company, has reportedly become head of portfolio development at RTX’s CVC arm.

Apr 23, 2024

Meet the corporations investing in data centre energy startups

A handful of energy and engineering corporations are starting to invest in startups that are developing novel energy options for data centres.

Apr 19, 2024

11 data centre energy startups to watch

From radiators that run on compute energy waste to new liquids for immersion cooling, here are the novel solutions that startups are developing to run data centres more efficiently.

Apr 19, 2024

Next47 hires Cheng for partner role

Vivian Cheng, formerly principal at venture firms CRV and Javelin Venture Partners, has joined the German industrial group’s CVC arm.

Apr 18, 2024

Bain-backed VC focuses on AI for first investments

Bain alumni-founded Vendelux, Common Sense Privacy, Duckbill, Hived and Qube received funding from the management consultancy-backed fund.

Apr 16, 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

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.

May 23, 2024

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 2024

Data problem slows corporate investment in AI

Adequate data collection and processing are not yet in place to ensure AI-based large language models will be useful to industry.

Aug 23, 2023

Bigger than the internet: Why corporates need to place bets on gen…

The valuations of generative AI startups are high and the tech is still untested, but corporate investors should still take some early bets.

Aug 11, 2023
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