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SoftBank Vision Fund seeks $9bn in debt
The fund is reportedly lining up the debt financing from the banks serving as underwriters for the $27bn IPO of SoftBank's wireless division.
Berg turns from Visa to VGS
Peter Berg, who helped set up Visa Ventures during his stint at the corporate, is Very Good Security's new vice-president of business development and strategy.
Dentsu joins Scrum in competitive game
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Taiho takes corporate venturing fund to $300m
Taiho Ventures, launched two years ago with $50m in capital, has had its reserves expanded by a further $250m as Taiho Pharmaceuticals looks to enhance its open innovation work.
Cisco to fuel $500m Catalyst for investment
The Cisco-backed enterprise-focused venture fund revealed in May has revealed a name, Catalyst Labs Fund I, and a $500m target for its close.
Schulte shoots to Swiss Post
Jens Schulte, who oversaw corporate venturing at PostFinance, has been promoted to head of M&A for its parent company, Swiss Post.
Tencent Investment tenses itself for $650m fund
Tencent's corporate venturing department is reportedly in talks with prospective limited partners for a $650m fund that would focus on follow-on investments.
Bartlett to head Verizon Ventures
Christopher Bartlett, formerly managing director at Morgan Stanley, has become head of Verizon’s corporate venturing arm.

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The future of energy: Different horses for different courses
Kaloyan Andonov of GCV spoke to Geert van de Wouw, vice-president at Shell Ventures, the venturing subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major Shell about the future of energy and how the rebranded venturing arm under his command tackles it.
BP Ventures in China – land of opportunity
Tom Whitehouse, contributing editor, spoke to Jin Hu, BP Ventures’ Shanghai-based China lead, about how she is re-adapting to her country of birth after 16 years in the UK. Hu also set out the strategic rationale behind BP’s $10m backing of Nio Capital and pledged to demonstrate value to venture investors in China.
The future of energy based on inclusion
Tom Whitehouse, contributing editor, interviewed Barbara Burger about Chevron Technology Ventures’ new Future Energy Fund and GCV’s Venture Houston conference next month, which she is co-chairing and Chevron is co-sponsoring.
Cisco's Subramanian moves to Evolution Equity Partners
Karthik Subramanian, Cisco Investments’ former head of cybersecurity investments and acquisitions, has joined the growth equity firm as a partner.
Carbonara joins Citi Ventures
Matthew Carbonara, has left a senior director role at Cisco Investments to join Citi Ventures as a managing director.

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Taiho takes corporate venturing fund to $300m
Taiho Ventures, launched two years ago with $50m in capital, has had its reserves expanded by a further $250m as Taiho Pharmaceuticals looks to enhance its open innovation work.
Carbonara joins Citi Ventures
Matthew Carbonara, has left a senior director role at Cisco Investments to join Citi Ventures as a managing director.
Prior pulls away from GM Ventures
Managing director Sherwin Prior is leaving GM's corporate venturing unit after more than seven years to set up his own transport-focused VC fund.
Lambert joins National Grid
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