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Amadeus Ventures checks into Asia Pacific
Amadeus Ventures will expand into the Asia-Pacific region early next year, roughly six years after being founded by its Spanish parent company.
J&J picks Picariello to replace Heyman
Corporate venturing unit Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC has appointed Chris Picariello president following the retirement of Tom Heyman.
Francetic steps down from Energize
Managing director Amy Francetic has departed from Invenergy, GE, Schneider Electric and WEC Energy-backed venture firm Energize Ventures.
YJ Capital and Line Ventures approach possible merger
Parent companies Z Holdings and Line Corporation are set to merge in a $30bn deal, meaning their corporate venturing subsidiaries could be in line to also join forces.
Initial Recommendations for Improving DEI within CVC Deal Flow Pipelines…
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report October 2019
CL Educate clears startup funding
The education services provider is set to invest $4.2m in university-based startups in support of open innovation platform Wain Connect.
Burr busies herself with Carrot role
Smoking cessation service Carrot has hired Busy Burr as president and CEO, months after she left Humana after setting up its corporate venturing arm.
Vision Fund II accomplishes $2bn first close
The second Vision Fund has reached its first close, though the sum is a far cry from the $108bn in MOUs it secured from potential backers earlier this year.

Other News

Ball bounces from Qualcomm to GR
Venture firm GR Capital has hired Jason Ball, a former managing director at corporate venturing unit Qualcomm Ventures, as its latest partner.
Amazon unveils funding for South African startups
Amazon Web Services is set to supply almost $25m for black-owned startups in the country as part of a government initiative.
Finding new ways to innovate through Rising Stars
Citi’s Vanessa Colella on ‘better together’
The importance of Rising Stars
2017 winner Rashmi Gopinath on her career since the award
Financial services continue to grow
Sector report: Fintech
Alibaba’s EF Fund stirs up biotech interest
Alibaba's nonprofit Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund will move into biotech, augmenting its existing portfolio focus on AI, fintech and smart cities.

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Initial Recommendations for Improving DEI within CVC Deal Flow Pipelines…
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report October 2019
Sovereign wealth funds cool on Vision Fund II
Public Investment Fund and Mubadala, which put up a total of $60bn for the first Vision Fund, are reportedly looking to downgrade their exposure to the second vehicle, as We Company postpones its IPO.
Carroll retires from Lilly after two decades
After 22 years at Eli Lilly that included laying the groundwork for its corporate venturing activities, senior vice-president of corporate business development Darren Carroll is retiring.
Delight Ventures marks its independence
Managing partner Dai Watanabe discusses the unit’s strategy and how it will work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees.
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