Corporate Venturer

Telus tells of impact fund
Telus Pollinator Fund for Good is equipped with $76.5m to invest in developers of technology that can promote positive social and environmental impact.
SR One spins off with $500m
GlaxoSmithKline's corporate venturing unit is now an independent firm with a $500m fund anchored by its former parent.
Medlinker readies strategic investment vehicle
The medical social network operator will target chronic disease management startups through the $76.3m fund, formed with Wuhan S&T Investment and China Merchants Bank.
Corporates look to Reinvent
JustCo, Frasers Property and Daito Trust have all put their weight behind the property technology startup hub, founded by a former WeWork China executive.
Toho Gas to host accelerator
The gas utility firm and Persol Innovation’s Auba unit have opened the application window for Toho Gas Accelerator Program 2020, which will run from January to March next year.
Comcast brings Comcast Ventures further in-house
The unit, which oversees a portfolio including NextDoor, Pony.ai, Bird and Hippo, will operate as part of Comcast's business development division.
ACSL takes flight with corporate venturing fund
The unmanned aerial vehicle developer is set to launch a $9.5m vehicle next month that will invest in startups working on areas related to its main business.
Bentley Systems births $100m investment fund
Bentley iTwin Ventures is managed by Touchdown Ventures and will make strategic investments of up to $5m on behalf of its infrastructure software provider parent.

Other News

Zilberman splits from Comcast
Dave Zilberman has taken up a general partner position at Norwest Venture Partners after nearly 15 years as a managing director at Comcast Ventures and its predecessor.
Colopl Next and DT&I close joint fund
The $55m Next Unicorn Fund has a mandate to participate in pre-series A to series B rounds for startups based in South Korea and eventually in Southeast Asia.
Winzo whisks up $5m for gaming fund
The mobile gaming portal developer's second fund follows a $1.5m vehicle that has backed nine India-based game studios.
SoftBank sees CVCs away from board
Vision Fund CEO Rajeev Misra and Marcelo Claure, head of SoftBank's Latin American fund, are both set to depart from its board of directors.
SoftBank Vision Fund rebounds
The corporate has booked a combined $8.5bn increase in the valuation of its investments in portfolio companies through its two Vision Funds.
Feinman to join Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General Hospital will begin a diversified corporate venturing programme when Rachel Feinman joins it in early 2021.

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SR One spins off with $500m
GlaxoSmithKline's corporate venturing unit is now an independent firm with a $500m fund anchored by its former parent.
Comcast brings Comcast Ventures further in-house
The unit, which oversees a portfolio including NextDoor, Pony.ai, Bird and Hippo, will operate as part of Comcast's business development division.
SoftBank Vision Fund rebounds
The corporate has booked a combined $8.5bn increase in the valuation of its investments in portfolio companies through its two Vision Funds.
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The top 25: Jeffrey Li, managing partner, Tencent Investment
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