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The 9 worst corporate-backed investments

Failure rates are high for VC-backed companies, and corporate-backed startups are not exempt. But which have been the biggest recent flops that left corporate investors licking their wounds?

Nov 23, 2022

9 startups that aim to make us live longer

Corporate investors are backing a host of elder-care startups, from those seeking Parkinson's cures to apps aiding mental wellbeing.

Nov 22, 2022

Two-thirds of corporate investors take LP positions in VC funds

A majority of the corporate investors we polled take LP positions in VC funds, in parallel with direct investing. It is a way to widen their scope.

Nov 20, 2022

5 reasons CVC should declare independence

Why more corporate venturing units are choosing a more independent legal footing for their funds.

Nov 16, 2022

5 corporate investing pitfalls to avoid

Corporate investors have a more complicated role to navigate than financial VCs. But these 5 strategies can help smooth the job.

Nov 11, 2022

Corporate VC deal value slumped 56% in October

There is no let-up yet in the investor pullback, but a series of big energy fundraises helped keep total deal value from falling further.

Nov 10, 2022

Wang leads Amazon Climate Pledge fund plan to back female founders

The Amazon Climate Pledge Fund has pledged to invest more than $50m in female-led climate technology companies and has teamed up with USAID for the project.

Nov 4, 2022

Haney takes venture role at AltaML

The technology mogul has reported his new position after serving two years at the fast-growing technology corporation ApplyBoard

Oct 27, 2022

Other News

Talent agency UTA eyes up creator economy investments

The talent agency, which represents everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the D'Amelio sisters, is investing in the creator economy together with Investcorp.

Oct 27, 2022

Applied Ventures – rigour and cooperation for longevity

Strong collaboration between Applied Materials and the startups Applied Ventures invests in is part of the reason the CVC unit has kept going so long.

Oct 27, 2022

The secret to creating a long-lasting CVC unit

Only a small portion of CVCs have lasted longer than two decades. Here are their secrets to staying the course.

Oct 27, 2022

How Johnson & Johnson Innovation lasted 5 decades

The oldest standing CVC in the world owes its staying power to discipline, adaptability and unwavering management support says Debi Watson.

Oct 27, 2022

Gaming fund launches in South Korea

GXC, the South Korean gaming technology developer, has created a corporate fund to invest in video game-related companies.

Oct 25, 2022

Smeed speeds ahead to InMotion Ventures

The hiring comes after the firm's corporate parent, Jaguar Land Rover, altered its innovation strategy and developed a research hub, the National Automotive Innovation Centre

Oct 25, 2022

Editor's Picks

The 9 worst corporate-backed investments

Failure rates are high for VC-backed companies, and corporate-backed startups are not exempt. But which have been the biggest recent flops that left corporate investors licking their wounds?

Nov 23, 2022

9 startups that aim to make us live longer

Corporate investors are backing a host of elder-care startups, from those seeking Parkinson's cures to apps aiding mental wellbeing.

Nov 22, 2022

Two-thirds of corporate investors take LP positions in VC funds

A majority of the corporate investors we polled take LP positions in VC funds, in parallel with direct investing. It is a way to widen their scope.

Nov 20, 2022

5 reasons CVC should declare independence

Why more corporate venturing units are choosing a more independent legal footing for their funds.

Nov 16, 2022
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