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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

Yamaha Motor tackles the sustainability funding chasm

Investment in the sector has halved in the two years since Yamaha Motor Ventures launched its Sustainability Fund. So, it's thinking more creatively about where it invests.

May 9, 2024

Auto investors shift focus to startups that make EVs cheaper to own

Amid declining sales of electric vehicles investors are searching for technologies that lower the cost of buying and owning EVs.

Apr 30, 2024

Turk promoted at Allison Ventures

Jordan Turk, a nine-year veteran at the vehicle propulsion system producer, ascended to innovation and technology strategist.

Apr 18, 2024

Bain-backed VC focuses on AI for first investments

Bain alumni-founded Vendelux, Common Sense Privacy, Duckbill, Hived and Qube received funding from the management consultancy-backed fund.

Apr 16, 2024

Toyota Ventures gets $300m injection

Frontier Fund II and Climate Fund II have each received $150m to further explore technologies like AI and renewable energy for the carmaker.

Apr 11, 2024

LG invests $97m in Vista fund

A few months after LG Tech Ventures lifted its capital to $768m, the parent firm has backed Vista to seek AI, bio and automotive companies.

Mar 21, 2024

Kyocera to launch $40m fund with Global Brain

Kyocera Ventures Innovation Fund I will back developers of technologies including energy, mobility AI, chips and nuclear fusion.

Mar 21, 2024

Other News

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

Barth and McCrackan promoted at Yamaha Motor Ventures

Daniel Barth and Ryan McCrackan have been promoted from senior associates to principals at Yamaha Motor Ventures.

Mar 11, 2024

Nationwide Ventures’ Balicki gets promotion

Josh Balicki, formerly a senior associate at Nationwide Ventures, has taken a new role as a principal at the US insurer’s CVC unit.

Feb 21, 2024

Allison seeks commercial and military vehicle innovations through CVC

The transition to electric mobility means fewer vehicles need transmissions, so Allison is looking for new business ideas from startups.

Feb 19, 2024

United Airlines announces new corporate backers in sustainable aviation fuels fund

The United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight Fund aims to invest in startups reducing emissions and promoted the production of sustainable aviation fuel.

Feb 15, 2024

Baral joins urban air mobility firm Joby Aviation

Corporate VC veteran Stephan Baral has left Porsche Ventures to join the electric takeoff and landing aircraft maker.

Feb 8, 2024

Editor's Picks

Maersk shifts to venture client approach to move faster on new tech

Maersk revamped its Maersk Growth innovation unit in June with a new team and a change in how it invests in tech and sustainability.

Jan 5, 2024

Long and short-term bets investors should make on sustainable aviation fuel

Algae, alcohol and electrofuels all have potential for creating sustainable aviation fuel — but which ones are winning backing from industry?

Aug 16, 2023

From AR to biochar – the thinking behind Stellantis' startup investments

Adam Bazih, head of Stellantis Ventures, says we're heading for a golden age of mobility tech as sustainable vehicles become affordable.

Jul 26, 2023

JLR's InMotion moves Fearn up to principal

Louis Fearn has been promoted to principal at JLR's corporate venture arm after three years as a venture investor.

Jun 26, 2023
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