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Meet the corporations investing in data centre energy startups

A handful of energy and engineering corporations are starting to invest in startups that are developing novel energy options for data centres.

Apr 19, 2024

The big debate: Should board seats go to CVCs or business units?

Some say it is the job of the CVC investment professional, while others say business unit heads can be more effective on startup boards.

Apr 18, 2024

Defence tech startups should avoid these 5 pitfalls

From hiring foreign attaches to developing technologies for the commercial market, here are tips that defence tech companies should keep in mind when selling to the government.

Apr 17, 2024

Healthcare needs to streamline before it can cope with AI

While generative AI is the word on every investor's lips, hospital systems are still far from being able to benefit from this technology. The biggest hurdle to overcome? IT systems.

Apr 12, 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

Corporate investment stays strong while VC deals decrease

Q1 investment numbers see corporate investors staying strong, big rounds on the increase, and the crypto revival continuing.

Apr 5, 2024

Which corporates most actively invest in microbiome startups?

Three companies have led the pack in microbiome startup investments over the past five years. This is who they are and what they invest in.

Mar 26, 2024
GCV Institute: Landing the Value of Corporate Venturing
May 6 -
May 9, 2024
Webinar: CVCs and the art of the follow-on
May 8, 2024
GCV Institute: CVC Investment Programs
May 21 -
May 22, 2024
GCV Symposium 2024
Jun 24 -
Jun 26, 2024
London (UK)
Corporate Venture in Brasil 2024 – International Delegation to Brazil
Oct 28 -
Oct 30, 2024
São Paulo (Brazil)

News Continued

How the cost of generative AI is shaping the investment landscape

Perspectives on generative AI from corporate investors at the GCVI Summit in Monterey.

Mar 18, 2024

Venturing helps the corporate bottom line — but only if you do…

In fact, doing it badly is worse than not having any CVC activity at all.

Mar 13, 2024

Companies with active CVC units perform better — the full analysis

Global Corporate Venturing analysis indicates that companies with active CVC programmes have higher revenue, EBITDA and cash flow growth.

Mar 13, 2024

Six types of corporate investor — which kind are you?

Classic investor, former founder, expert, activist. connector and outsider — there is a broad range of ways to excel at corporate investing.

Mar 11, 2024

6 things startups want from corporate investors  

From having a business development professional on a startup's board to making sure the corporate's sales force are motivated to sell a portfolio company's product, here six things that startups value in their corporate investors.

Mar 8, 2024

February confirms it: mega rounds are back

Four companies raised over $700m in February as a burgeoning crypto sector continued to help Singapore buck the bear market and pharma companies resparked IPOs in the US.

Mar 7, 2024

Editor's Picks

Corporate AI funds: The list

Wondering which corporate venturers have specialist investment funds for artificial intelligence? Here is the list of traditional funds and new units, offshoots and accelerators.

Feb 27, 2024

Value of corporate-backed start-up funding deals falls 43%

• Corporates invested 43% less capital in startup funding rounds in 2023 compared with the previous year. • The number of active corporate investors fell by 17%, as many opted to wait out poor market conditions. • The number of corporates taking LP positions in VC funds fell to its lowest level in a decade.

Jan 22, 2024

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
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