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Ajinomoto CVC expands to America

The MSG seasoning manufacturer has opened a Silicon Valley CVC office three years after it began startup investment activities in Japan.

Feb 13, 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

Exit values are up and Singapore saw corporate-backed funding leap in January

Exit values are increasing, crypto funding has seen a resurgence and Singapore has seen a 60% year-on-year increase in corporate-backed funding rounds.

Feb 12, 2024

Energy in 2024: Plenty of funding rounds but few exits, say investors

AI and quantum, as well as long-term, large-scale energy storage are trends at the top of energy investors' minds for 2024. Exits, less so.

Jan 2, 2024

The top 10 stories from 2023

2023 was an exciting year for corporate venture, with sectors like AI and electric vehicles making headline news. But what were our most read stories of 2023?

Dec 25, 2023

Mistral AI raises $415m: December round-up

Mistral AI raises $415m, Near Intelligence files for bankruptcy, plus a whole host of acquisitions. The full corporate venturing activity round up for December 2023.

Dec 18, 2023

Is Bitcoin bouncing back? November sees a rise in crypto deals

There was a promising (or surprising) rise in corporate-backed funding rounds for cryptocurrency startups in November. Despite many heralding the demise of crypto, it looks like it isn't dead yet.

Dec 12, 2023

OVO aquires Bonnet: November round-up

OVO is set to acquire EV charging dats company Bonnet. Read the full round-up of corporate venture activity in November.

Dec 4, 2023

Other News

Let's talk about sex: How CVCs are missing out on a huge…

Corporate investors rarely back sex startups but as attitudes change and the trend for sexual health and education picks up, are they missing out?

Dec 4, 2023

Grupo Bimbo joins Kamay Ventures

Kamay Ventures already handles startup investments for Coca-Cola and Arcor in Latin America and has added the Mexican bakery group to its LPs.

Nov 1, 2023

Investors rather than corporate insiders take startup board seats

Parent company representation on startup and portfolio company boards is an essential element of the corporate innovation industry - but who holds these seats?

Oct 10, 2023

Funding for robot startups increases despite difficult market

Robotics deals saw an increase despite an overall decline in deal count and dollar volume this summer.

Sep 19, 2023

Early-stage deals and bargain valuations dominate Finland's startup sector

Finland's venture funding doubled in size between 2021 and 2022 but corporate investors continue to play only a small role in fundraising rounds.

Sep 6, 2023

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

Spike in AI deals and exits for corporate investors

Corporate investors have been part of $3bn worth of AI deals so far this year, with June particularly strong. There has also been a uptick in exits.

Jul 13, 2023

The corporate bull case for real estate

Corporates continued to invest in real estate tech through 2022, unlike their traditional VC peers. We look at how this might play out.

Jan 25, 2023
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