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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

Pitts to lead strategic investments at Panasonic's incubator

PanasonicWell appointed Christie Pitts to identify family-oriented investment, partnership and M&A opportunities.

Jun 14, 2024

Merck Group's CVC to help South Korean uni assess startups

Merck Group and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s MoU will entail M Ventures helping grow South Korea’s ecosystem.

Jun 12, 2024

Fábrica promoted to investment manager at EDP Ventures

Luís Fábrica, formerly investment associate at the energy group’s CVC group, has been promoted after four years at the unit.

Jun 10, 2024

Hosomura leaves Salesforce’s CVC unit

CVC veteran Takuya Hosomura, who spent a combined eight years at Rakuten Capital and Salesforce Ventures, joined Global Brain as a partner.

Jun 6, 2024

First rise in US corporate-backed startup funding rounds for two years

Corporate funding for startups is rising globally as well, with sectors such as as cybersecurity and healthcare seeing the most activity.

Jun 6, 2024

Bouchet advances at TDK Ventures

After three years at the Japanese electronics group’s CVC unit, Marc Bouchet got promoted for a second time to senior investment associate.

Jun 6, 2024

Trauer to lead Telefônica Brasil’s CVC units

Phillip Trauer, who spent seven years at Valor Capital Group, comes in following the departure of Gabriela Toribio earlier this year.

Jun 6, 2024

Other News

Hakluyt Capital exceeds $50m for first fund

The new fund has already made nine investments in growth-stage companies.

Jun 5, 2024

Tritt gets promoted at Schreiber Ventures

GCV Rising Star Blair Tritt was appointed VP of CVC and partnerships at the milk-based food producer’s investment arm.

May 7, 2024

Samsung Next shuts down its Israel office

Samsung Next's US investor team will take over the relationship with partners and portfolio companies previously handled out of Israel.

May 3, 2024

Munich Re Ventures promotes three team members

Alex Kamenetskiy is now managing director at the CVC unit, while Ian Sanders and Sabeeha Islam are SVP and VP of portfolio development.

May 1, 2024

Shure gets promoted at Sella Direct Ventures

Jeremy Shure will continue to identify and invest in fintech startups in Europe and North America for Sella Group’s CVC unit.

May 1, 2024

Rodrigues joins BP Ventures as Europe MD

Kevin Rodrigues will take over the Europe-related duties from fellow managing director Sophia Nadur, who will focus on the global south.

Apr 30, 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

Yasumoto to lead NTT Docomo Ventures

After GCV Powerlist member Yuko Sasahara Watanabe’s move to NTT Docomo’s lifestyle unit, the CVC arm named Jun Yasumoto president and CEO.

Jul 10, 2023

Karlsson to lead H&M Group Ventures

Former investment manager Erik Karlsson is succeeding Nanna Andersen after she was promoted to head of New Growth & Ventures at H&M Group.

May 29, 2023

Anauate heads innovation at Ambev

Thais Ricupero Anauate will lead investments in the evolving beverage sector at AB InBev’s Brazilian subsidiary.

May 19, 2023
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