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Including half the population
At a Berkeley open innovation course hosted by Henry Chesbrough in December 2018, John Chambers, then CEO of US-based network equipment company Cisco, reportedly asked: “What do you think is the next big investment opportunity?”
GB adds corporate mandates
Global Brain adds four corporate mandates to its venture capital as a service model including agriculture-focused bank Norinchukin.
Slowdown, what slowdown?
The big news stories of last week highlighted on the Global Venturing Review podcast noted the ongoing flotation bonanza, massive early-stage deals, launches of multi-billion dollar corporate venturing programs and large trade sales.
Venture capital as a service
In last week’s editorial on Louis Dreyfus Corporation’s move to set up an agriculture-focused corporate venturing unit I said: “CVC easy as 123.”
Healthcare industry shifts herald new phase
GCV Analytics’ webinar, with a discussion panel on the life sciences sector in partnership with Faegre Drinker, showed the power of long-term thinking when it comes to corporate venturing.
Raising the stakes in climate venture
There is a certain sense of one-upmanship that can be offputting to the rest of the world, but when it comes to tackling climate change and crowding in the trillions of dollars needed from corporations, then the rest of the world can cheer them on.
Keeping your wits about you in trucking
Daily leader from editor-in-chief James Mawson.
Life sciences sector comes alive
Daily leader from editor-in-chief James Mawson.

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Slowly, then suddenly, change happens
There are a lot of straws in the wind currently that indicate change could be accelerating in regard to how capital is allocated and to whom.
Healthy ageing looks beyond dying with grace
Healthy Ageing Q2 2020 editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing
Governments need to cure old habits of control
The traditional way to think of supporting entrepreneurs has been to look at their five primary needs: access to capital, finding customers, product and service development, hiring people and, eventually, an exit.
The challenger university landscape
Comment from Mario Barosevcic, principal, Emerge Education
The dark side of venture capitalist funding
Comment from Theodore Khoury, Cameron Professor of Strategy, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship, Portland State University
A new productivity strategy for Europe
Comment from Max Neufeind and Christoph Priesmeier, advisers at the German Federal Ministry of Finance (writing in a personal capacity)

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CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Shinichiro Hori, YJ Capital
Despite uncertainty, Yahoo Japan’s corporate venturing vehicle will continue its efforts in innovation and technology in the Japanese ecosystem through collaborations with startups.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Blake Luse, Ferguson Ventures
Ferguson's investment arm is in weekly contact with portfolio companies and expects digitisation to be more widely adopted in the construction industry as work practices change.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Nicolas Sauvage, TDK Ventures
TDK's corporate venturing unit is lining up more deals to go with its investment in Genetesis this week, having been formed early last year with one eye on an economic downturn.
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