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Corporate Venturer

Yamato delivers Kuroneko Innovation Fund
Delivery services provider Yamato has partnered venture firm Global Brain to launch a $46.4m fund that will target logistics technology developers.
Asian corporates mull secondary market sales
A stake of up to $100m in Gojek has reportedly been offered to secondary market buyers while a corporate is also looking to sell stock in fellow ride hailing platform Didi Chuxing.
Middaugh to maintain $1bn Microsoft carbon fund
Brandon Middaugh has been promoted from Microsoft's cloud energy and sustainability team to direct the Climate Innovation Fund it disclosed in January.
Yuexiu partners People’s Insurance for $424m fund
The state-owned corporates have set up an industry investment fund focused on China's Greater Bay Area as part of a larger $1.41bn initiative.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Donald Lacey, Ping An…
The Ping An subsidiary is providing strategic assistance to portfolio companies during the Covid-19 pandemic, though managing director Lacey cautioned that startups with high burn rates are facing high risk.
Kunlun Tech constructs $424m investment fund
Gaming and internet company Kunlun is committing about $140m to the internet and AI-focused fund as one of its two cornerstone investors.
Afterpay unveils AP Ventures fund
The corporate has a 44% stake in growth equity fund AP Ventures, which plans to invest more than $30m in a total of five or six portfolio companies.
M12 adds Mitra to team
Microsoft's corporate venturing arm has hired Priyanka Mitra, who had previously logged time in CVC at Kaiser Permanente.

Other News

Moore Love welcome at Entergy
Mayo Clinic alumnus Timmeko Moore Love has co-founded nascent corporate venture capital unit Entergy Strategic Ventures as managing director.
Dating.com commits $50m to meeting startups
The online dating group intends to invest up to $5m at seed to series B stage through a strategic fund that has already made its first deal.
Vision Fund vies for $10bn
SoftBank is in talks for $5bn that it will match itself, to support Vision Fund portfolio companies and possibly opportunistic acquisitions.
DuPont Ventures gets dropped
DuPont is shutting down its corporate venture capital arm as part of a cost-saving process that will involve it cutting its corporate innovation activities.
Rehman rises to managing partner at Vision Fund
Faisal Rehman, previously a partner who managed SoftBank Vision Fund’s Middle East investments, has ascended to managing partner following the departures of several key executives.
GM Ventures' Lauckner to retire
GCV Powerlist mainstay Jon Lauckner has announced his imminent retirement from General Motors after leading the firm's GM Ventures unit for a decade.

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Emerging Leaders 2020 Contents
Contents list for GCV's 50 emerging leaders in corporate venturing 2020
Emerging Leaders step up to success
The Global Corporate Venturing Emerging Leaders Awards profiles the industry’s top 50 people who have been in the industry for more than five years.
GCV Emerging Leaders Awards 2020: #1 Kim Armor
The Top 10: #1 Kim Armor, managing director and chief financial officer, Comcast Ventures
GCV Emerging Leaders Awards 2020: #2 Dave Johnson
The Top 10: #2 Dave Johnson, managing director, Intel Capital
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