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Increased corporate venture partnering in healthcare is reshaping industries
Corporate venture capitalists’ growing role in financing innovation is undeniable. In 2018, according to CB Insights, CVCs invested $52bn in US startups, an historic high and more than triple the $15.2bn they invested in 2013.
Diverse voices
Ahead of this month’s launch of GCV’s Diversity and Inclusion report, experts on the GCV Leadership Society D&I committee share their journeys
BMW’s great innovation fail - 10 ways to do better…
The news of BMW CEO Harald Krüger’s impeding ‘retirement’, which broke in July, was hardly a shock, as the writing was on the wall for years.
After the honeymoon ends: making corporate-startup relationships work
Accelerating market forces are pressuring even well-established companies to innovate and tap new markets to stay ahead of the competition.
Can corporate engagement with startups be not-for-profit?
Engagement of large corporates with startups can contribute to innovations in a big way. Size, resources and efficient processes of big companies complement the ideas, agility and risk-taking orientation of the startups to spur innovative solutions.
Unmasking smart capital: a taxonomy of CVC unit types
Corporate venture capital (CVC) units help their ventures flourish by offering value-adding services. Effective CVC initiatives offer services that help ventures design, implement, and manage activities to create and capture value.
The summer reset points to a new ‘on’ status
Summer breaks (for readers in the northern hemisphere) are a good opportunity to reflect and do something different, the human equivalent of switching the computer off and on again.
Fund in the News: Eurofarma
GCV Rising Star Paulo Braga, who leads Eurofarma’s corporate venturing fund, has spoken to Global Corporate Venturing about the unit's focus.

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Interview: Shinji Asada, Salesforce Ventures – Japan Trailblazer Fund
Salesforce Ventures’ Shinji Asada has spoken to GCV about the group's increased engagement with the Japanese SaaS ecosystem through its $100m Japan Trailblazer Fund.
Fund in the News: TDK Ventures
TDK Ventures’ Nicolas Sauvage has spoken to GCV about the investment strategy of the electronic parts provider's $50m corporate venturing fund and how the unit was conceived.
Fund in the News: Innovation Growth Ventures
This year’s Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist member Gen Tsuchikawa has spoken to GCV on Sony’s new investment vehicle launched jointly with Daiwa Capital Holdings, Innovation Growth Ventures, and how it differs from its corporate venturing unit, Sony Innovation Fund.
Fund in the News: Delight Ventures
Delight Ventures’ Dai Watanabe has spoken to GCV about the unit’s strategy and how it intends to work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees to foster innovation.

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Fund in the News: Delight Ventures
Delight Ventures’ Dai Watanabe has spoken to GCV about the unit’s strategy and how it intends to work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees to foster innovation.
Interview: Rajesh Swaminathan, Applied Ventures
Rajesh Swaminathan, head of Applied Ventures, spoke to GCV about his unit increasing its investment as it prepares to bring its New York engineering services facility online.
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