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Corporates underpin generative AI funding boom

Some 54% of the dollars invested in generative AI startups last year came from funding rounds involving corporate investors. Stock markets are rewarding big corporate gen AI spenders handsomely.


Feb 26, 2024

The Big Deal: Samsung joins carmakers in backing rare earth-free magnet startup…

There will not be enough rare earth metals to make the magnets industry needs in the next decade so the race is on to find alternatives.

Feb 23, 2024

Nationwide Ventures’ Balicki gets promotion

Josh Balicki, formerly a senior associate at Nationwide Ventures, has taken a new role as a principal at the US insurer’s CVC unit.

Feb 21, 2024

Nishi to lead startup investments for Inpex

Masatoshi Nishi, who has been with the Japanese oil and gas producer for more than a decade, will oversee CVC activities for the firm.

Feb 21, 2024

"It looks similar to internet adoption": Kraken Ventures sees a crypto resurgence

Brandon Gath, head of the Kraken-anchored Web3 venture firm, is readying a second fund as VC activity starts picking up for crypto and blockchain startups.

Feb 21, 2024

Allison seeks commercial and military vehicle innovations through CVC

The transition to electric mobility means fewer vehicles need transmissions, so Allison is looking for new business ideas from startups.

Feb 19, 2024

Video: Midlands Mindforge seeks VC partners for UK spinout fund  

The fund is raising an initial £150m to finance deep tech startups from eight universities in the UK Midlands.

Feb 15, 2024

Ajinomoto CVC expands to America

The MSG seasoning manufacturer has opened a Silicon Valley CVC office three years after it began startup investment activities in Japan.

Feb 13, 2024

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Bupa launches a $13m fund in Australia

Adele Moynihan will lead Bupa Ventures, which will target Asia-Pacific region healthtech and elderly care startups from seed to series A stages.

Feb 13, 2024

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

SAIC Ventures promotes Hauser

SAIC named Michael Hauser VP of products, investments and strategic partnerships, and he will be managing partner for its corporate VC unit.

Feb 9, 2024

How to invest in gen AI amid regulatory uncertainty

Regulation of generative AI is still shifting, so how should investors place bets on startups? Here are nine things to consider.

Feb 9, 2024

Tel Venture Capital hires four global team members

Tokyo Electron’s strategic investment unit has four new members based in Japan, South Korea, Israel and Ireland.

Feb 8, 2024

Baral joins urban air mobility firm Joby Aviation

Corporate VC veteran Stephan Baral has left Porsche Ventures to join the electric takeoff and landing aircraft maker.

Feb 8, 2024

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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

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.

Nov 13, 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

Turkey: Can CVC remove the funding roadblocks for startups?

Turkey has the ingredients to be a top tech market, but it needs investors to take more risk if its startups are to get past early stage.

Oct 11, 2023
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