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Measure everything and keep egos in check — the secret to startup collaboration

Make money with corporate partners instead of raising money from VC's is Fred Schonenberg of VentureFuel's advice to startups.

May 14, 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

This is what insurance sector investors are looking for now

Insurance CVCs are eyeing up the potential of AI even if regulation may make adoption slow. Climate risk mitigation and quantum are also on the menu. Blockchain — not so much.

May 2, 2024

CVC Unplugged: The corporate is the body, the CVC is a transplant.

When Jeppe Hoier first joined Maersk Ventures, he wasn't convinced that corporate venturing was a good idea. But over five years at the unit he saw the benefits a CVC investor could offer.

May 1, 2024

The new wave of insurtech startups wants to partner, not disrupt

The first wave of insurtech startups hit the wall trying to fight the industry's biggest players. Now, insurance CVCs say they're seeking the ones embracing a partnership model.

Apr 25, 2024

CVC Unplugged: How Cencosud Ventures learned to go against the grain

A partnership with Cornershop during the pandemic opened Chilean retail giant Cencosud's eys to startups. Its new CVC arm now isn't afraid to be contrarian.

Apr 9, 2024

Woven Capital is helping Toyota move from automobiles to mobility

Woven Capital managing partner George Kellerman joins the CVC Unplugged podcast to talk about how his $800m growth fund is now Toyota-wide.

Mar 21, 2024

Communicate, be resilient, and know when to leave: how CVC units can…

Creating a resilient strategy, constantly communicating their value and knowing when to spin out will help corporate investment units increase their longevity.

Mar 20, 2024

Other News

Scaling alternate meats is an uphill battle - CVC Unplugged

Cereal Docks’ CVC chief tells CVC Unplugged that getting plant-based proteins competitive again will be difficult but not impossible.

Mar 15, 2024

CVC Unplugged: How Sopra Steria fixed a CVC strategy that wasn't working

Sopra Steria Ventures wasn't delivering value for the parent company. Socheat Chhay came in a year ago to turn the unit around.

Feb 28, 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.

Feb 27, 2024

How to lead a startup funding round

Key mistakes to avoid include over-complicating term sheets, not taking time to understand co-investors, leading twice in a row.

Feb 14, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Forestry tech is key to next new materials, says CMPC

With the launch of CMPC's $100m venture fund last year, Chile's venture market is making further strides into maturity.

Feb 9, 2024

How to make the most of a smaller fund

Smaller corporate venture funds — those with less than $50m — can use their slim size as an advantage if they plan well and have a laser-like focus.

Feb 6, 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.

Feb 27, 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

Europe has the tools to match the US on deep tech

A growing appetite to commercialise European research is bridging the trans-Atlantic technology gap, according to Deeptech Labs’ Miles Kirby.

Aug 1, 2023

AI that will read your car manual and tell you when to…

And several other bets that Jaguar Land Rover's InMotion Ventures is making on what the car will look like in 10 years.

May 19, 2023
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