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Fujitsu Ventures starts impact investing

The IT conglomerate’s $64m CVC subsidiary has made its first impact investment in microfinance service Gojo & Company.

Jun 17, 2024

Taiho Innovations increases capital to $32m

Taiho’s Japanese university spinout-focused CVC arm’s capital injection came five months after its US sister unit got an additional $100m.

Jun 14, 2024

Pitts to lead strategic investments at Panasonic's incubator

PanasonicWell appointed Christie Pitts to identify family-oriented investment, partnership and M&A opportunities.

Jun 14, 2024

Combient Foundry secures funds to take "industrial app store" concept global

A seven-figure investment from Navigare AB will help double the team and set up hubs in Silicon Valley, central Europe, India and China.

Jun 13, 2024

Merck Group's CVC to help South Korean uni assess startups

Merck Group and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s MoU will entail M Ventures helping grow South Korea’s ecosystem.

Jun 12, 2024

Three companies co-launch Brazilian CVC fund manager

The Bakery will help clients build CVC strategies while Staged Ventures will manage the funds and Pipe Ventures will provide deal flow.

Jun 12, 2024

Adecco Japan to help CVCs partner with entrepreneurs

In association with Tokyo Metro Government, the consulting firm will match corporate investors and startups based in the Japanese capital.

Jun 12, 2024

Japanese publisher Obunsha's CVC launches $6.4m second fund

Having invested in 16 companies and scored two exits, the firm’s new investment vehicle will continue to back edtech startups.

Jun 12, 2024


GCV Symposium 2024
Jun 24 -
Jun 26, 2024
London (UK)
Webinar: How to structure a venture studio for success
Jul 12, 2024
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
Oct 24, 2024
Menlo Park, CA (USA)
Corporate Venture in Brasil 2024 – International Delegation to Brazil
Oct 28 -
Oct 30, 2024
São Paulo (Brazil)
GCVI Summit 2025
Mar 18 -
Mar 20, 2025
Monterey, CA (USA)

News Continued

Japan's Uzabase launches $64m second investment fund

UB Ventures’ new fund secured capital from its parent company, Wistron’s Wise Cap subsidiary, banks and other investors.

Jun 11, 2024

Black joins HG Ventures and Heritage Group Accelerator

The construction materials producer appointed Mitch Black as an entrepreneur in residence for its CVC and accelerator units.

Jun 11, 2024

New $500m fund to back Alphabet X spinouts

Alphabet alumnus Gideon Yu is reportedly raising $500m to back companies spun out of incubator X Development like 280 Earth, Waymo and Google Glass.

Jun 11, 2024

TDK Ventures adds three to London office

Marc Bouchet will conduct deals for TDK Ventures Fund 2 while David Delfassy and Sam Hill will invest through Fund EX1.

Jun 11, 2024

Fábrica promoted to investment manager at EDP Ventures

Luís Fábrica, formerly investment associate at the energy group’s CVC group, has been promoted after four years at the unit.

Jun 10, 2024

These corporate accelerators are recruiting startups now

AI, fintech, sustainability and other startups wanting to work with corporations should consider these accelerator programmes run by ABB Robotics, IAG, TSB, AG and Cemex.

Jun 10, 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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