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Analysis: Hyperconnect gets a Match in a $1.73bn acquisition
Hyperconnect would be acquired for nearly $1.73bn by the Match Group, giving an exit to SoftBank, which was one of the early investors in the company.
Analysis: Robinhood raises $3.4bn
The share trading platform operator reportedly secured a combination of equity and debt funding to face obligations arising from the recent stock market frenzy.
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
Analysis: Rivian drives a $2.65bn round
Before the commercial release of Rivians’ electric vehicles (EV) this year, Amazon has returned to back the company in a round valuing it at $27.6bn. The EV space is among the hottest in the automotive business and valuations have remained high despite the cyclical nature of demand for vehicles.
Sub-sector: oil and gas
State of the market
Transport drives forward on a rough road
Sector report: Transport
Business model shifts in electric vehicles to focus on batteries
It is expensive to build cars, especially electric ones with few signs they can be profitable outside selling carbon offset credits to polluters.
Letter from the Global Energy Council chairwoman
Foreword by Lisa Lambert, chief technology and innovation officer, National Grid, founder and president, National Grid Partners
Corporate venturing’s recovery from the pandemic shock
Annual report: 2020
China chases corporate venturing
Innovative region: China
GUV’s top 10 of 2020
Sister publication Global University Venturing’s top 10 most-read features of 2020.
Telus launches social and environmental fund
Canada-based telecommunications company Telus launched a C$100m ($76.5m) impact investment fund in late November called Telus Pollinator Fund for Good.
Sector report: Transport
If the sector can weather the economic storm, it has huge potential.

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