American Family's corporate venturing subsidiary has accumulated more than $162m from four investors for a fund expected to close at $200m.
HashPort Accelerator will help international entrepreneurs to enter the Japanese market, assisting them with fundraising and localisation.
This year’s Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist member Gen Tsuchikawa has spoken to GCV on Sony’s new investment vehicle launched jointly with Daiwa Capital Holdings, Innovation Growth Ventures, and how it differs from its corporate venturing unit, Sony Innovation Fund.
After seven years at Alphabet, the last two as a partner at its GV unit, Deena Shakir is taking a partner role at venture firm Lux Capital.
Delight Ventures’ Dai Watanabe has spoken to GCV about the unit’s strategy and how it intends to work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees to foster innovation.
Cathy Gao has called time on her tenure at corporate venturing unit Axa Venture Partners to take a vice-president position at Sapphire Ventures.