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Suennen to supervise Manatt's venture capital activities
Lisa Suennen has joined law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips two months after leaving GE Ventures, and will head its corporate venturing fund.
National Grid charges up $250m investment arm
Energy technology and software-focused National Grid Partners is headed by Lisa Lambert and has two other Intel Capital alumni in its team.
GV's Kraus crosses over to Lime
GV general partner Joe Kraus, who joined the bike rental service's board when the unit led a $355m round in July, has agreed to become its COO.
Singh Dang leaves Intel for U First
After nine years as an investment director at Intel Capital, Sanjit Singh Dang has co-founded corporate VC access service U First Capital as chairman.
Google's Eisnor makes Obvious choice
Di-Ann Eisnor has joined VC firm Obvious Ventures to fund urban infrastructure startups, after similar work at Google’s Area 120 incubator.
Murphy resurfaces at Amaranthine
Patrick Murphy, who headed Universal Music's corporate venturing activities for three years, will head Web Summit's newly formed fund, which is targeting a $50m close.
Intel Capital's Cook leaves for Omidyar
Intel Capital's finance director Larry Cook has departed to head operations for Omiday Network's Financial Inclusion division.
Gaceta makes tracks to Mondelēz
Mondelēz International has hired Mel Gaceta, a Motorola and US Cellular alumnus who was most recently managing director of Synchrony Ventures, to head its newly formed CVC unit.

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Intel Capital renews carried interest payments
Wendell Brooks is set to reinstate carried interest for Intel Capital investors, a measure removed shortly before he took charge of the unit in 2015.
Paul leaves Driscoll's for Yamaha
After four years leading Driscoll's agtech corporate venturing investments, Nolan Paul will now oversee Yamaha Motor Ventures' agricultural robotics and data activities.
Kahan to command DTCP Israel
Irit Kahan has been promoted to lead Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners' Israel office as Guy Horowitz moves to its Silicon Valley base.
Jain jets into Sistema Asia Fund
Sumit Jain has taken on a managing partner job at Sistema’s Asia Fund on the back of nine years at Kalaari Capital which included a role in seeding two VC funds.
Brisimitzis makes way at Microsoft
Jim Brisimitzis has left his role heading Microsoft for Startups to become a managing partner at venture capital firm and accelerator Quake Capital.
Berg turns from Visa to VGS
Peter Berg, who helped set up Visa Ventures during his stint at the corporate, is Very Good Security's new vice-president of business development and strategy.

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National Grid charges up $250m investment arm
Energy technology and software-focused National Grid Partners is headed by Lisa Lambert and has two other Intel Capital alumni in its team.
Carbonara joins Citi Ventures
Matthew Carbonara, has left a senior director role at Cisco Investments to join Citi Ventures as a managing director.
Prior pulls away from GM Ventures
Managing director Sherwin Prior is leaving GM's corporate venturing unit after more than seven years to set up his own transport-focused VC fund.
Lambert joins National Grid
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