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German media CVC Burda Principal Investments expands team

Media conglomerate Hubert Burda’s CVC unit hired London-based Briac Bombrun and Berlin-based Lena Nedebock, increasing its headcount to 25.

Jul 24, 2024

AI tech firm Gcore raises $60m in series A funding

Wargaming led the edge AI technology company’s first external funding round, after a five-year hiatus in venture capital investments.

Jul 23, 2024

Spanish genome lab ramps up plans for a sequence of spinouts

The National Centre for Genomic Analysis, based in Barcelona, Spain, is preparing to launch a new spinout and is planning for several more following a revamp of its operations.

Jul 19, 2024

Li joins BHP Ventures as lead principal

GCV Emerging Leader David Li will help the Australian mining firm’s CVC unit identify energy, climate and mining startups.

Jul 10, 2024

Fast fashion company Shein to launch $271m CVC fund

The low-cost clothing retailer, which wants to list in London this year, will back European sustainable fabric companies through the fund.

Jul 10, 2024

Mexican and Chilean CVC-as-a-service firms join forces

Innova360 powered by Bluebox will have 35 team members and $15m distributed among eight corporate venturing funds across Latin America.

Jul 10, 2024

Fujitsu becomes latest CVC to join Japan's impact investment wave

Japanese companies operating in the EU become subject to sustainability reporting rules from next year. Many are using their CVC units to help meet targets.

Jul 9, 2024

Spanish travel firm HBX Group launches $54m CVC fund

The new fund will be part of the travel technology group’s TravelTech Lab subsidiary and invest in strategically relevant startups and funds.

Jul 9, 2024


Webinar: Collaborating with startups - CVC 'platforms' or 'venture client' programs?
Aug 14, 2024
GCV Connect: New Nordics 2024
Sep 16 -
Sep 17, 2024
Helsinki (Finland) & Tallinn (Estonia)
GCV Institute: CVC Investment Programs
Sep 24 -
Sep 25, 2024
GCV Institute: Landing the Value of Corporate Venturing
Oct 18 -
Oct 21, 2024
GCV Executive Leadership Forum 2024
Oct 24, 2024
Menlo Park, CA (USA)
Corporate Venture in Brasil 2024 – International Delegation to Brazil
Oct 28 -
Oct 30, 2024
São Paulo (Brazil)
GCV Connect: Germany 2024
Oct 29, 2024
Frankfurt (Germany)
GCV Asia Congress & International Delegation 2024
Nov 11 -
Nov 14, 2024
Tokyo (Japan)
GCVI Summit 2025
Mar 18 -
Mar 20, 2025
Monterey, CA (USA)

News Continued

McAlister leaves Cox Communications amid organisational changes

Jordan McAlister has left the US telecoms firm after nearly three years leading its venture and innovation strategy.

Jul 9, 2024

UK Labour party win: Promise of spinout support and a Great British…

The change in government in the UK could bring a bigger focus on boosting spinout numbers and more investment in electricity grid upgrades.

Jul 5, 2024

Suzuki launches $40m impact CVC unit in India

Next Bharat Ventures, led by Vipul Nath Jindal, has begun accepting candidates for its four-month accelerator programme.

Jul 5, 2024

Krishnan to lead cleantech incubation for LG Nova

LG’s incubation unit hired Ramkumar Krishnan, who worked at multiple renewable energy companies, to identify cleantech opportunities.

Jul 4, 2024

Wyszynski joins Eneco Ventures as investment director

The former founder was an adviser to startups before taking on the new investing role.

Jul 4, 2024

Park to lead Naver’s CVC and accelerator unit

Yong-Jung Park, who spent six years as investment director at Naver, joined its D2SF unit to lead AI, consumer and enterprise software deals.

Jul 3, 2024

Editor's Picks

Sony and Intel back company making key part for next wave of…

UK smartphone camera component developer Cambridge Mechatronics’ latest round featured strategic investors Sony Ventures and Intel Capital.

Feb 13, 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

How dominant CVCs stalled the Thai tech ecosystem

After a promising start the Thai startup ecosystem has slowed. Some say too much corporate money may have been part of the problem.

Dec 14, 2023

The Big Deal: Husk targets "half the planet" with its solar systems

Husk Power Systems has just raised $100m from investors including Shell to build 1,500 solar mini-grids in India and Nigeria in the next four to five years.

Oct 27, 2023
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