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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

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: 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

CVC Unplugged: Athlete wellness should be focus of sports tech investment

Investor and former NFL player Kerry Carter joins the pod to talk about why his athletes-first investment philosophy is key to making money in sports tech.

Feb 1, 2024

CVC Unplugged: M&A wave about to hit digital health, says MSD's Taranto

Digital health is not disappearing as a market but will get a "harsh reality check" says the head of the MSD venture unit.

Jan 23, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Best way to do AI is kill bad ideas early…

The venture builder says that moving through ideas quickly, and rapidly killing the ones that don't work, is the best way to build an AI venture.

Jan 16, 2024

CVC Unplugged: Is CVC really the best approach?

Corporate VC is not the ideal tool for bringing innovation into the mothership, says Stryber's managing partner.

Dec 12, 2023

Other News

CVC Unplugged: HG Ventures sees a circular future for industry

HG Ventures' Ginger Rothrock and Meghan Hunt join the pod to talk about the sustainable future of industry and connecting startups to motherships.

Dec 4, 2023

CVC Unplugged: Investing in fun with Convivialité Ventures

What's it like to invest in having a good time? Stéphane Longuet, head of Pernod Ricard's corporate VC unit, joins the show to talk about it.

Nov 29, 2023

M Ventures looks to AI to drive medicine and materials forward

Merck Group’s CVC managing directors Owen Lozman and Hakan Goker speak about the transformational power of machine learning in pharma and materials science.

Nov 24, 2023

CVC Unplugged: Construction tech opens door to big returns

The founding partner of Zacua Ventures, Juan Nieto, joins the pod to talk about the large returns that are possible from technology adoption in the highly fragmented construction industry.

Nov 14, 2023

CVC Unplugged: Why CVCs should report to a CFO

EnBW New Ventures managing director Crispin Leick talks about why CVCs should focus on financial performance and become limited partners in other funds.

Nov 6, 2023

CVC Unplugged: How to combine multiple investment strategies in one fund

MSW Capital's Richard Zeiger joins the pod to talk about its multi-corporate LP approach and why it rejects the CVC-as-a-service label.

Oct 17, 2023

Editor's Picks

GVR Podcast: Unfair access to Latin America

Brian Walsh, head of Wind Ventures, joins the Global Venturing Review podcast to talk EVs and Latin America.

Mar 20, 2023

GVR Podcast: Distributing opportunity with Héctor Shibata, AC Ventures

The future of logistics and retailtech is looking bright, and AC Ventures' Hector Shibata is looking to capitalise on it.

Aug 2, 2022
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