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VSC reveals $20m corporate venturing vehicle

The public relations group’s newly formed VSC Ventures unit has raised $7m from undisclosed limited partners and will target climatetech startups.

Nov 12, 2021

Udemy completes route to IPO

The Prosus and Benesse-backed online skills learning marketplace priced its shares at the top of their range to raise approximately $421m.

Nov 11, 2021

Infinium gets $69m funding influx

The electofuel provider's latest round was co-led by NextEra Energy Resources and Amazon Climate Pledge Fund and included Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Nov 10, 2021

Avesta impact vehicle lets in $2m

Liberty Global’s investment unit has contributed to the equality and climatetech-focused Avesta Fund, which has raised over 80% towards its ceiling.

Nov 9, 2021

EDP to acquire solar power provider Sunseap

The power producer is set to pay $695m for 87.4% of solar project operator Sunseap, which counts Banpu, Shell, IsoTeam and Chow Tai Fook as investors.

Nov 8, 2021

Solid returns are key to realising zero emissions goal

Global Energy Council Q4 2021 editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing

Nov 8, 2021

ProLogium progresses to $326m round

SoftBank’s SBCVC unit re-upped its commitment to the SSB developer, after fellow corporate FAW Group participated in a $100m series D round 18 months ago.

Nov 5, 2021

Jupiter aligns with $54m

Liberty Mutual, MS&AD Ventures and QBE Ventures all contributed to a series C round taking the climate risk analytics provider's total funding to at least $86m.

Nov 4, 2021
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Exelon to escort diverse founders to $36m fund

The energy group’s Racial Equity Capital Fund will run for the next three years and will supply equity and debt financing for minority-owned businesses.

Nov 3, 2021

Ecosia collates $405m World Fund

Econos was among the LPs that have committed to the green search engine provider’s venture capital vehicle, which is set to reach a first close early next year.

Nov 2, 2021

DeHaat plants $115m in series D funding

Prosus took part in a round which reportedly boosted the agricultural services platform developer's valuation to $450m and its total funding pst $160m.

Nov 1, 2021

Google goes for $50m African investment vehicle

Google will begin investing in Africa-based companies through its Africa Investment Fund, running it alongside non-equity schemes Startups Accelerator Africa and Black Founders Fund.

Oct 18, 2021

Zum drives to $130m series D

The student transport service secured backing from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and BMW i Ventures as it looks to fuel its expansion.

Oct 15, 2021

Udemy studies IPO option

The Benesse and Prosus-backed online learning platform operator has filed to list on Nasdaq, about a year after closing a series F round at a $3.25bn valuation.

Oct 14, 2021

Editor's Picks

The Mom Project attracts $80m

Citi and Silicon Valley Bank backed the recruitment platform for mothers in a series C round which brought the overall funding raised by the company to $116m.

Oct 13, 2021

Energize Ventures invigorates itself with $330m

Schneider Electric and General Electric have returned to back the Invenergy-sponsored venture firm’s second vehicle, alongside LPs including American Electric Power, Equinor and Xcel Energy.

Oct 6, 2021

Xpansiv commodifies $100m capital raise

Commonwealth Bank of Australia took part in a round which lifted the ESG-focused marketplace's overall funding to $175m.

Oct 5, 2021

Investors serve Good Meat with $267m

Eat Just’s cultured meat subsidiary secured the funding from new and returning backers four months after a $170m tranche of the round.

Sep 30, 2021
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