The corporate has made a $2bn anchor investment in SoftBank Innovation Fund, which will target digitally-focused portfolio companies across the region.
Cemex Ventures founding member and adviser Pedro Irujo left the unit in December 2018 after two years, and 13 years at its parent company.
Jonathan Charles has been promoted from principal to director at Samsung Catalyst Fund, having initially joined the vehicle in 2013.
Engie New Ventures alumnus Giovanni Ravina, became chief innovation officer for another Engie subsidiary, Engie EPS, in January this year.
Jenny Wu, a managing partner who helped set up Baidu Capital for internet group Baidu in 2016, departed at the end of 2018 to take up a chief investment officer role at New Hope Group.
Hiren Majmudar, a 25-year Intel veteran and a vice-president at Intel Capital, has moved on to Intel Capital’s portfolio company SiFive.
Ian Folau, a co-founder and former CEO of GitLinks, has been hired by the recently launched LMI Ventures as a managing director.
Okamoto, head of Recruit Strategic Partners, spoke to GCV’s Robin Brinkworth about helping startups enter the Japanese market and leveraging data to aid their growth
Ulrich Quay, managing partner of BMW i Ventures, spoke to Robin Brinkworth about his investment ethos, the technologies BMW invests in, and how the fund operates
Raj Singh, managing director at JetBlue Technology Ventures, spoke to Robin Brinkworth about JetBlue’s strategic model, its partnerships, and how they ensure alignment with JetBlue’s business units