Corporate Venturer

Rising Stars Q&A – Erning Cao, EVC
Q&A with Erning Cao, investment director, Evonik Venture Capital
BeLab1407 brings $20m to UK universities
Evotec has partnered Bristol-Myers Squibb to launch another Bridge programme, this time focusing on the universities of Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh and Nottingham.
Emerging Leaders Q&A – Naoki Kamimaeda, Global Brain
Q&A with Naoki Kamimaeda, partner and Europe office representative, Global Brain
SAP.io launches Israel-based startup accelerator
SAP and Publicis Sapient have selected seven participants for the Israel branch of the former's SAP Foundries initiative.
Juewei and Qiaqia cook up $170m fund
Juewei Food is providing nearly $100m for the Sichuan Chengdu Xinjin Siyiwu Investment vehicle while fellow snack food brand Qiaqia Food is supplying $9m.
Rising Stars Q&A – Jennifer Diedrichs, ENV
Q&A with Jennifer Diedrichs, investment manager, EnBW New Ventures
Atlassian plans second programme for in-house incubator
Point A will enable Atlassian’s employees to receive funding and guidance to develop new additions to its product range.
Raccoon scurries to LaunchPad Fund
The e-commerce and B2B financial services firm has provided $920,000 for Infinity Ventures’ early-stage vehicle, representing roughly a tenth of its capital.

Other News

Kossmann leaves Applied Ventures for In-Q-Tel
Jackie Kossmann, who joined Applied Ventures in 2017 and won a GCV Rising Stars award in January, will be an investor at In-Q-Tel.
CVS Health sets up $100m fund
CVS Health Ventures has been launched to formalise an investment strategy that has backed the likes of Unite Us and LumiraDx.
JGC jumps into corporate venturing vehicle
The $46m JGC Mirai Innovation Fund will invest in startups working on net-zero emission, green infrastructure, lifestyle and industry 4.0 technologies globally.
Emerging Leaders Q&A – Tina Tosukhowong, GC International
Q&A with Thidarat “Tina” Tosukhowong, senior director, GC Ventures America
Assurant Ventures achieves $100m of investments
Insurance provider Assurant's corporate venturing unit has had three portfolio companies enter reverse merger deals since the start of March.
Tuya teams with Hillhouse for $400m fund
The internet-of-things provider will back companies in similar sectors through the vehicle, launched in partnership with Hillhouse Capital.

Editor's Picks

Samsung shakes up US innovation subsidiaries
Young Sohn is retiring while Luc Julia is leaving as Sean Kae and David Lee step up and into Samsung Catalyst and Samsung Next respectively.
Balance and diversity on show with the rising stars
GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021 editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing
GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: #1 Malin Carlström
The Top 10: #1 Malin Carlström, head of ventures, ABB Electrification
The GCV Rising Stars Awards 2021: Contents
The Global Corporate Venturing Rising Stars Awards profiles the industry’s top 50 people who have entered the industry in about the past five years with aplomb and notable success.
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