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IBC’s Steager makes strides to Anthem
Eric Steager, formerly managing director at Independence Blue Cross’ Strategic Innovation Portfolio unit, has taken a vice-president of corporate venture capital position at Anthem.
Hana Ventures chooses KIP’s Choi
Henry Choi has left Korea Investment Partners to lead global investment endeavours for Hana Ventures, the first corporate venture capital vehicle launched by a South Korea-based financial services firm.
Google hires ex-JetBlue principal Heggie
Google has taken on Christina Heggie, a former investment principal at JetBlue Technology Ventures who was part of GCV's 2019 Rising Stars class, to manage its partnerships with the travel industry.
Hawthorne catches Cargill for new role
Peter Hawthorne, who oversaw corporate venturing deals for Cargill during a 12-year stint at the agribusiness, has joined Paine Schwartz Partners as operating director.
Corporates favour Franklin for $100m Wisconn fund
Jason Franklin has been appointed managing partner of Wisconn Valley Venture Fund, which is equipped with $100m from Advocate Aurora, Foxconn, Johnson Controls and Northwestern Mutual.
Sage steps up to partner at BMW i Ventures
Kasper Sage, a former BMW i Ventures principal featured on this year's GCV Rising Stars roster, was named partner at the beginning of this year.
Interview: Michael Mahan, Stanley Ventures
The new boss at Stanley Black & Decker’s corporate venturing unit, Michael Mahan, spoke to GCV’s Robin Brinkworth about running Stanley Ventures, its portfolio, and looking forward.
Interview: Ingo Ramesohl, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Ingo Ramesohl, co-managing director of Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) spoke to GCV’s Robin Brinkworth about investing in artificial intelligence and RBVC’s model for success.

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Agnihotri moves away from Maumee Ventures
Maumee Ventures president Rashmi Agnihotri left parent company The Andersons at the end of 2018, with John Kraus stepping up to take on the role.
Parashar shoots to U First Capital
GCV Rising Star 2017 Amish Parashar, a founding partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, has joined corporate VC services provider U First Capital as an adviser.
UCB Ventures hires M Ventures’ Irurzun-Lafitte
Alicia Irurzun-Lafitte has departed from a principal position at M Ventures for a partner role at another pharmaceutical firm's corporate venturing fund, UCB Ventures.
SoftBank shows off $5bn Latin America fund
The corporate has made a $2bn anchor investment in SoftBank Innovation Fund, which will target digitally-focused portfolio companies across the region.
Irujo cements Cemex Ventures departure
Cemex Ventures founding member and adviser Pedro Irujo left the unit in December 2018 after two years, and 13 years at its parent company.
Charles swings Samsung Catalyst promotion
Jonathan Charles has been promoted from principal to director at Samsung Catalyst Fund, having initially joined the vehicle in 2013.

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Lifetime award: Barbara Dalton, Pfizer
After a quarter of a century of healthcare investing, Barbara Dalton, senior managing partner of Pfizer Ventures, has won the Global Corporate Venturing Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.
Corporate Venturing: A Survival Guide
A lean, practical guide to developing high-performance Corporate Venturing (CV) programs.  A compilation of ‘straight-talk’ rules around what matters most, why & when, with profiles of leading CV programs that demonstrate real impact and staying power.
GCV Rising Stars Awards 2019: #1 Russell Dreisenstock
The Top 25: #1 Russell Dreisenstock, Naspers Ventures
Rising stars shine with their impact
Introduction to Global Corporate Venturing's Rising Stars 2019
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