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.
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.
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.
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.
Tomoko Inoue, chief executive of Omron Ventures, spoke to GCV about her unit's core interests and how it interacts with entrepreneurs since she joined last year.
Kévin Monserrat spoke to Global Corporate Venturing about how his experience as venture capital relations and dealflow manager at Microsoft for Startups helped him with his new enterprise, Consilience Ventures.
Since the start of his mandate in 2014, European Commissioner Carlos Moedas has been in strong support of the setting up of a European Innovation Council (EIC) for breakthrough, market-creating innovation, with a focus on smart funding, smart investment and smart regulation, to make Europe 'the place to be' for innovators.”
It seems like only yesterday that Global University Venturing celebrated breaking through 2,000 deals in its database, but at the time of writing we are already at more than 3,200 investments and exits.
Wendy Lung, managing director of IBM Ventures, spoke to Robin Brinkworth about being an IBM lifer, how IBM Ventures’ flexibility delivers value for IBM, and the broader corporate venturing ecosystem
Comment from Eze Vidra, managing partner, Remagine Ventures