Corporate Venturer

Credit Suisse expands Entrepreneur Capital to $199m
Credit Suisse has added an extra $70m to its Entrepreneur Capital fund and invested an undisclosed amount in drone developer Perspective Robotics.
Allianz X expands past billion-dollar mark
Allianz has boosted the capital reserves of digital investment unit Allianz X, whose portfolio includes unicorns G-Jek and N26, to more than $1.1bn.
Rabobank deposits another $90m in CVC fund
Rabo Frontier Ventures now has $170m under management to invest in fintech and agtech developers, and will expand its focus internationally.
RapidDeploy gets $12m funding dispatch
Samsung Next and GreatPoint Ventures supplied series A capital for emergency response software provider RapidDeploy, which recently moved from South Africa to the US.
Lilly Asia Ventures lifts $40m for fifth fund
Lilly Asia Ventures has secured a $40m commitment for its fifth biosciences fund, LAV Biosciences V, from San Francisco’s city and county pension fund.
Groner goes to Koch Disruptive Technologies
Eli Groner, former director-general at the office of the prime minister of Israel, has been hired by Koch Disruptive Technologies as an Israel-based managing director.
Corporates board space accelerator
Lockheed Martin, SAIC and Maxar Technologies have all become sponsors of a new space-focused accelerator targeting industries including communications, energy and robotics.
Straub gets the rub at Bioventure
Siemens Technology Accelerator venture director Nico Straub has taken a partner position at Bioventure Consulting after nearly six years at the unit.

Other News

Krungsri Finnovate banks on another $30m
Krungsri Finnovate, formed by the eponymous Thai bank in mid-2017, could be doubled in size to $60m as it looks to increase the size of its investments.
JustCo works with Trive to launch incubator
Trive Ventures and the co-working office space operator have launched a Singapore-based incubator to provide working support and space for startups.
Evonik catalyses $170m second fund
The chemicals producer now has a total of more than $280m under management for its corporate venturing activities, having launched its first fund six years ago.
Schenkein starts life at GV
David Schenkein is GV's latest general partner and will focus on life sciences while retaining a chairman position at oncology therapy developer Agios Pharmaceuticals.
Siegel seeks out board position at Illumina
GE’s chief innovation officer and GE Ventures’ CEO, Sue Siegel, has been appointed by Illumina to sit on its board of directors.
AirAsia invites passengers on to investment fund
The airline operator's Redbeat Ventures unit is seeking limited partners for a corporate venturing fund that will be anchored by the corporate.

Editor's Picks

Lifetime award: Barbara Dalton, Pfizer
After a quarter of a century of healthcare investing, Barbara Dalton, senior managing partner of Pfizer Ventures, has won the Global Corporate Venturing Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.
Unit of the Year: Salesforce Ventures
Among the many news released by Salesforce Ventures last year, the unit announced in early December two new $100m funds in Canada and Japan, both aiming to boost startup innovation that is part of the global Salesforce ecosystem.
Corporate Venturing: A Survival Guide
A lean, practical guide to developing high-performance Corporate Venturing (CV) programs.  A compilation of ‘straight-talk’ rules around what matters most, why & when, with profiles of leading CV programs that demonstrate real impact and staying power.
GCV Rising Stars Awards 2019: #1 Russell Dreisenstock
The Top 25: #1 Russell Dreisenstock, Naspers Ventures
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