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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

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

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

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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

Jensen moves up at BayWa RE Energy Ventures

Iris Jensen, formerly senior associate at the German clean energy company Baywa RE’s CVC arm, has taken up an investment manager role.

Apr 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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