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Analysis: Mastercard buys Finicity for $825m
Mastercard will buy financial data technology provider Finicity in a deal that could reach $985m, giving Experian an exit. This is yet another large exits in this space this year after the acquisitions of Plaid and Credit Karma earlier.
Analysis: Rising interest in vaccine innovation
Last week one vaccine developer, CureVac, received a generous backing from Germany’s government-owned development bank KfW, while another – Vaxcyte – went public raising $250m.
Healthy ageing – a new stage for opportunity and strength
The demographic phenomenon of ageing populations will present challenges to both developed and developing nations. Along with the challenges come opportunities, however, and corporate venture capitalists may be a particularly well-positioned group to help with them, as it is the connecting tissue between the world of incumbent corporate industry leaders and the space of disruptive innovation.
Rate of slowdown is steadying in May
Monthly data: May
Tech giants reinforce country’s strength
Innovative region: Singapore
Which way forward for education?
With campuses shuttered in the pandemic, society needs to find solutions quickly to continue education and avoid a lost generation of skilled workers.
Health sector stays strong
Sector analysis: Health & life sciences
Covid-19 likely to prompt strategy change
Global Corporate Venturing ran a short survey of corporate venture capital investors on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in April.

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GCV musters CVCs at its first digital forum
Global Corporate Venturing hosted its first virtual conference, GCV Digital Forum, on June 3 and 4 with a special networking space and ideas challenge.
Analysis: Legend Biotech raises $487m in IPO
GenScript Biotech's spinoff Legend Biotech, which counts Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson as backers, floated in the US.
Analysis: SoftBank funds Didi’s autonomous driving subsidiary
SoftBank led a $500m round for the driverless vehicle software spinoff of the ride hailing company Didi Chuxing.
Analysis: MGI Tech raises $1bn
Gene sequencing corporate spinoff MGI Tech closed a $1bn series B round backed by IDG Capital and CPE Capital. The company offers an array of products, some of which have been used for Covid-19 detection and forms part of the promising space of genetics tech.
Analysis: Katerra raises $200m from SoftBank
US-based construction services provider Katerra received $200m in funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund I, the vehicle formed by telecoms conglomerate SoftBank.
Oxford’s ecosystem leads the way
One of the oldest universities in the world has been spinning out companies with remarkable success for more than half a century

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AI hardware innovation: a tale of east and west
Nvidia, Intel and others are piling innovation resources into AI-specialised chip architectures amid heightened risk of competition from Chinese vendors
Global Corporate Venturing Lifetime Achievement Award 2020: Sue Siegel
Sue Siegel, who featured on GCV's Powerlist five times from 2014 to 2019, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 for service to the venture and innovation ecosystem.
The most read stories of 2019
Global Corporate Venturing's top stories in 2019
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