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Next47 hires Cheng for partner role

Vivian Cheng, formerly principal at venture firms CRV and Javelin Venture Partners, has joined the German industrial group’s CVC arm.

Apr 18, 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

Chevron gets $500m for third Future Energy Fund

The US petroleum supplier will continue to target areas such as decarbonisation, energy storage and carbon capture.

Apr 17, 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

Carbon capture deals dominated energy investing in Q1 

Clean energy in general and carbon capture projects in particular were the key focus for energy sector investors in the first quarter of this year.

Apr 11, 2024

Drinks maker Beam Suntory launches investment unit

Venture services firm Mach49 has helped the owner of alcohol brands Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Yamazaki to launch the CVC initiative.

Apr 11, 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

Metalab launches $15m CVC unit

Metalab Ventures, backed by the interface design firm and other investors, will seek product-led startups from pre-seed to series A stages.

Apr 11, 2024

Other News

Rio Tinto to back seed startups through $9.5m accelerator

The joint programme with Founders Factory will target technologies strategic to the mining industry such as decarbonisation and automation.

Apr 10, 2024

Bose looks to CVC to overcome trillion-dollar 'Big Tech' rivals

Bose Ventures is exploring software investments and M&A as its speaker and earbud manufacturer parent competes with Apple and Amazon.

Apr 10, 2024

Five global retailers launch $125m VC fund, W23 Global

The joint fund will invest in strategic areas like supply chain and sustainability for Tesco, Ahold Delhaize, Woolworths, Empire and Shoprite.

Apr 9, 2024

Thomson Reuters Ventures backs audit AI company Fieldguide

The media conglomerate’s evergreen CVC arm has taken part in the AI-driven audit company’s $30m series B round as part of its broader investment focus on artificial technology.

Apr 8, 2024

Fidelity’s FISV promotes Sim to partner

Michael Sim, formerly principal at Fidelity International's strategic investment unit, has moved up to a partner role.

Apr 4, 2024

Takehana ascends at Ajinomoto

Shunji Takehana, a 25-year veteran at the food seasoning provider, is now SVP and general manager for Ajinomoto Corporate Venture Capital.

Apr 4, 2024

Editor's Picks

The Big Deal: EH2 becomes hydrogen tech's first unicorn

Ten corporate investors were part of a $380m series C round this week, including Fortescue, United Airlines, Rio Tinto, Amazon, Microsoft and BP.

Oct 6, 2023

Reality check: Has the IRA made the US a magnet for cleantech…

The US's $369bn climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), promises to put the US at the forefront of the clean energy transition, but the act has its limitations.

Oct 5, 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

The Atlanta Hawks have a VC fund — but it isn't targeting…

David Garcia, head of National Basketball Association team the Atlanta Hawks' venture fund, is targeting consumer experience ventures rather than sports technology.

Jul 21, 2023
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