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Aramco Ventures searches for AI investments to aid energy transition

Aramco Ventures believes generative AI will be part of helping the Saudi oil major meet its 2050 net zero target.

May 30, 2024

How Swisscom Ventures pioneered a new CVC succession model

It took three people to replace the 20-year veteran head of Swisscom Ventures. Now the new team is ready to increase investment pace and plan for the next fund.

May 20, 2024

Tencent bets on China’s growing healthcare needs

Around 11% of Tencent's startup investments have been in the healthcare sector over the past five years as the internet company diversifies.

Apr 29, 2024

Bose looks to CVC to overcome trillion-dollar 'Big Tech' rivals

Bose Ventures is exploring software investments and M&A as its speaker and earbud manufacturer parent competes with Apple and Amazon.

Apr 10, 2024

Overlooked mining tech sector about to boom, says Caterpillar Ventures

Caterpillar Ventures is hiking its deal sizes as it looks to capitalise on growing interest in mining technology, unit head Mark Crawford tells us.

Apr 3, 2024

Bupa APAC looks to fill funding gap for Australian healthcare startups

The UK-headquartered health insurer has set up a A$20m fund in Australia to back young startups in healthcare areas like genomics and wearables.

Apr 1, 2024

Nvidia's venture arm tackles biotech's $1bn drug discovery problem

Sid Siddeek has turned Nvidia's NVentures into one of the world's most active CVCs, and he says drug development is just one area AI will transform.

Mar 22, 2024

Citi Ventures targets $84 trillion wealthtech opportunity

Citi Ventures head Arvind Purushotham says there's a 'generational opportunity' for wealth management technologies.

Mar 13, 2024

Other News

National Grid looks to speed up startup collaboration as net zero pressures…

Steve Smith, the new head of National Grid Partners, has shifted focus to technologies that directly impact the operation of the power grid.

Feb 29, 2024

The Big Deal: Samsung joins carmakers in backing rare earth-free magnet startup…

There will not be enough rare earth metals to make the magnets industry needs in the next decade so the race is on to find alternatives.

Feb 23, 2024

"It looks similar to internet adoption": Kraken Ventures sees a crypto resurgence

Brandon Gath, head of the Kraken-anchored Web3 venture firm, is readying a second fund as VC activity starts picking up for crypto and blockchain startups.

Feb 21, 2024

Allison seeks commercial and military vehicle innovations through CVC

The transition to electric mobility means fewer vehicles need transmissions, so Allison is looking for new business ideas from startups.

Feb 19, 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

The Big Deal: Why Aira believes heat pumps can become a €150bn…

Statkraft has contributed to a series B round for Aira, which is tackling a heat pump market CEO Martin Lewerth believes can reach €150bn in size every year.

Jan 19, 2024

Editor's Picks

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

The Big Deal: Meatable readies its lab-grown meat for market

The alternative meat sector is struggling but DSM Venturing believes there is a future for lab grown meat as regulatory hurdles are overcome.

Aug 15, 2023

From AR to biochar – the thinking behind Stellantis' startup investments

Adam Bazih, head of Stellantis Ventures, says we're heading for a golden age of mobility tech as sustainable vehicles become affordable.

Jul 26, 2023

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
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