Analysis

Focus on social media and networks
Netherlands-listed technology investor Prosus, formed out of the corporate venturing assets collected by South Africa-listed media group Naspers, has sold 2% of China-based gaming and social media group Tencent for $14.7bn.
Analysis: Ikena goes public
The oncology drug developer, backed by Bristol Myers Squibb, secured close to $144m in its IPO. This is an exit from a space that has seen much corporate support over the past decade.
Analysis: Lilium to lifts up on $3.3bn reverse merger
Vertical take-off and landing jet developer Lilium went public by joining forces with Nasdaq-listed SPAC.
Analysis: ACV Auctions floats in $416m IPO
The SoftBank-backed automotive e-commerce platform developer ACV Auctions went public in an IPO last week. The company is part of the vehicle marketplace space which has seen much attention from corporate venture investors.
Analysis: Tencent’s IPOs
Ahead of the Tencent’s upcoming regulatory filing, we provide a brief overview of three of the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) from 2020 in which the China-based internet company either scored an exit or increased its stake.
Innovation and digitisation mean healthcare is at a tipping point
This is the first in a series of quarterly publications for the Global Health Council looking at drug development, healthcare providers such as hospitals and digital health, payments and patient wellness. This first article looks at the implications of the disease treatments coming out of advanced research and artificial intelligence and the broader shift to digitalisation in healthcare. The next issue will focus on the providers of healthcare.
Corporate venturing continues strong in February
Monthly analysis: February
A shining beacon in the dark
Where do you begin to summarise a year that has been the most challenging on a global scale in living memory? P

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Innovation and digitisation mean healthcare is at a tipping point
Feature: artificial intelligence driving disease prevention, digital health enables personalised medicine, investment takes off
Industrials survive the pandemic
Sector analysis: Industrial
Analysis: E-commerce exits
The large IPO of South Korea-based e-marketplace Coupang took place last week and UK-based Global E also filed to go public. We had not seen as many IPOs of companies from this space before. However, with the boost from the pandemic and frothy public markets, we may see more going forward.
Korea corrals corporate venturers
Innovative region: South Korea
Analysis: Oscar goes public
Ping An and Alphabet-backed health insurer Oscar priced an upsized offering above its range to raise $1.44bn. The offering is part of the broader health space, which has seen many exits in the past years.
Analysis: Horizon Robotics captures $350m
AI chip developer Horizon Robotics raised a round backed by several automotive manufacturers, taking its overall funding to $900m in the past two months.

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Innovation and digitisation mean healthcare is at a tipping point
Feature: artificial intelligence driving disease prevention, digital health enables personalised medicine, investment takes off
GCV Leadership Society Chairman's Welcome Letter
GCV Leadership Society chairman’s welcome letter by Young Sohn, chairman of the board, Harman International and senior advisor, Samsung Electronics
In innovation we trust
World of Corporate Venturing 2021 editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing
Editorial: Venture's 'cauldron of change'
This is a draft of a speech I'll be making at the www.GCVDigitalForum.com on 27 January - feedback much appreciated in comments or email jmawson@mawsonia.com 
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