May issue editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief
Jussi Lystimäki, vice-president of Schibsted, discusses their new CVC with Liwen-Edison Fu, reporter
Hearst Ventures’ Darcy Frisch spoke to reporter Robin Brinkworth about competition, diversification and AI.
When TechStars launched TechStars Studio they described it as an environment for corporates “to rapidly envision, validate, and launch disruptive new startups”. In addition to TechStars Studio, a burgeoning number of venture studios have been launched.
Sometimes one bottom line is not enough. Many investors are no longer satisfied simply by turning a profit. More and more also want their investments to generate a positive impact in the world.
University corner: first quarter of 2019
GCV’s Robin Brinkworth spoke to Maisie Devine, who runs AB InBev’s 100-plus Accelerator, on sustainable investing, developing markets, and what blockchain can offer Zambia’s farmers.
GCV’s Robin Brinkworth spoke to the Amazon Alexa Fund’s lead, Paul Bernard, about supporting Alexa, hardware versus software, and how Alexa is aiming for ubiquity.