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What summer slowdown?
Monthly analysis: July-August 2019
Yahoo, SoftBank and Naspers’ varying venture paths
Three corporate venturing windfalls have resulted in three different strategies to maximise shareholder value over the long-term.
First-timers fuelling the CVC fire
With innovation in technology fast outpacing traditional business processes, corporations are increasingly turning to investments as a way of adapting to change and staying ahead of the competition.
Innovative region: New York
New York has one of the most vital tech ecosystems in the world, with Silicon Alley in Manhattan said to be the east coast’s answer to Silicon Valley.
Setting up records – 2019’s first half in university venture
Sister publication Global University Venturing’s analysis of the second quarter of 2019 shows increased investment activity as the year progresses and record-breaking amounts generated through exits.
Digital health comes of age in IPO surge
The developing digital health sector has had to wait almost three years for the public markets to open up to it, but when they did, it was corporate venturing portfolio companies that were first through the flotation exit doors.
Telecoms poised for the advent of 5G
Sector review: Telecoms
Making WeWork pay
“WeWork’s Bonkers IPO,” said Fortune’s daily newsletter. “The Weirdness of WeWork’s IPO Filing”, sister publication CEO Daily called it, adding: “If a recession is coming, the WeWork IPO filing… will be a fitting capstone for the peak.”

News Continued

Analysis: Future life science exits announced in September
September started out with news on several life sciences companies about to go public as well as a large acquisition deal of another one of them. This space enjoyed a great number of exits last year and the trend appears on a path to be continued through 2019.
Analysis: Dream11 to sleep on $500m deal
Fantasy sports platform Dream11 is reportedly aiming to raise a round sized at $500m to be backed by several corporate investors. The company is part of the broader gaming and eSport space which has seen growth recently.
Analysis: Bboxx fits in $50m
Solar system provider Bboxx completed a round led by Mitsubishi. This year we have seen a revival of corporate-backed deals in the solar energy tech space, which registered a slowdown last year.
Analysis: 10x Genomics files for $100m IPO
SoftBank-backed genome medical research tech provider 10x Genomics, previously backed by SoftBank, filed to go public. This may be a notable exit in burgeoning genomics and gene technology space, which has seen much corporate backing in recent years.

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Analysis: Monitoring nine-figure corporate-backed rounds
Rounds above $100m tend to be raised by companies based in the US and China. Last year we saw a record number of corporate-backed rounds.
GCV Powerlist 2019: #1 Jeffrey Li
The top 25: Jeffrey Li, Tencent Investment
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