Ahead of our record-breaking GCV Innovation Summit in California this week, we are offering an excerpt from our latest World of Corporate Venturing 2020, analysing data from 2019 and the past decade, where we have combined data from GCV Analytics and data provider PitchBook.
Visa is to acquire one of its portfolio companies, financial data network operator Plaid, in multi-billion-dollar transaction, which comes only four months after its latest commitment to the company along with its peer Mastercard.
Sector analysis: Transport
In our annual survey of corporate venturing industry leaders, we asked what the most important trends were in 2019 and sought their insights into the big opportunities of 2020.
Insight Partners agreed to acquire IoT security software provider Armis in a rollover transaction that featured a $100m commitment from Alphabet. The deal forms part of the IoT space to which corporates have not been indifferent over the past decade.
The following is an excerpt from our upcoming World of Corporate Venturing report.
Global Corporate Venturing's top stories in 2019