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Sector Analysis

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

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

Energy was the only corporate investment area not to fall in 2023…

Solar energy and grid storage saw some of the biggest funding rounds as falling prices put these clean energy options into the mainstream.

Feb 7, 2024

Early-stage pharma starts 2024 with a bang and a glimpse of medicine's…

Pharmaceutical startups have had a strong start to 2024, showing off areas like psychedelic mental health treatments, radiotherapeutic cancer drugs and medicine for underserved populations.

Jan 9, 2024

Wearables are the ‘window on the soul’

Sector report: Healthcare and artificial intelligence

May 25, 2022
May 18, 2022

Analysis: Carbon Clean raises $150m

Chevron led a $100m round, backed also by a group of other corporates, raised by the carbon capture specialist.

May 16, 2022

Other News

Analysis: Shanghai Shanshan charges $472m

Several China-based corporate venture investors backed a large round valuing lithium-ion battery Shanghai Shanshan material producer at $1.5bn. The deal highlights the importance of battery technologies not only for the emerging kind of mobility applications but for the process of energy transition as a whole.

May 9, 2022

Analysis: Fu-Gen electrifies with $343m

Migdal and Menora Mivtachim helped renewable energy infrastructure developer Fu-Gen with fresh funding which will help expand its operations in the UK and Finland. This is a deal from the renewable energy space, which continues to see much momentum in the context of energy transition.

May 2, 2022

Analysis: Rapido obtains $180m

Swiggy helped boost Rapido's valuation to $800m in a round that featured Shell Ventures and TVS Motor. This is a deal of a rather surprising size and valuation in a space that has not been as hot over the past years, as far as corporate-backed deals are concerned.

Apr 25, 2022
Apr 22, 2022

Analysis: Nova Labs raised $200m

Several corporate venture investors participated in a round which took the crypto IoT network developer's valuation to $1.2bn. The round and the company are part of the larger crypto tech space, which has been attracting much interest and capital in most recent times.

Apr 18, 2022

Analysis: Everli gets over $124m delivered

The latest round raised by Everli and backed by Pernod Ricard was boosted by just over $24m from United Ventures, taking the grocery delivery service's overall funding to over $143m.

Apr 11, 2022

Editor's Picks

Tencent's Monzo deal latest in fintech

Tencent has dodged most of China's regulatory crackdown and built an impressive fintech portfolio globally.

Jan 2, 2022

Using human brains to improve AI

Special report: Sparsity looks to make AI infrastructure more efficient, AI increasingly useful in the software stack, quantum and classical hardware evolves

May 18, 2021

Innovation and digitisation mean healthcare is at a tipping point

Feature: artificial intelligence driving disease prevention, digital health enables personalised medicine, investment takes off

Mar 16, 2021

Sector report: Telecoms

Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world

Sep 22, 2020
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