Energy And Natural Resources

Corporates see Sense for $18m series B
Household energy monitor developer Sense has expanded its overall funding to almost $39m in a round backed by Schneider Electric and existing investors Shell and iRobot.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
ArcTern reaches $46m first close
Equinor is among the limited partners for ArcTern Ventures' second cleantech fund, which has reached a first close on the way to a target of about $115m.
Chrysalix takes corporates to RoboValley for new fund
Chrysalix Venture Capital's RoboValley fund has secured Mitsubishi Corporation, Severstal, Teck Resources and Petronas as LPs as it aims for a $120m final close.
The challenge of battery tech investment
A range of new materials and technologies could yield vastly improved batteries for purposes including electric vehicles and grid storage.
Energy sector grows again
Sector report: Energy
Strong third quarter for corporate venturing
The following is a snapshot of the data we have collected on investment activity over the past three months. To verify reported deals, we contact about 300 corporate investors each quarter – these comprise roughly 18% of the global CVCs we cover, but account for most of the deals that are made public.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

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MTPV powers into $16m series C round
Sabic Ventures and Total Energy Ventures were among the existing investors in a Lake Bridge Capital-led round raised in advance of the release of MTPV's heat-to-energy technology.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 September 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Invenergy's CVC arm converts to $150m Energize fund
Invenergy Future Fund has been rebranded as Energize Ventures and closed a $150m fund that includes GE, Schneider Electric and WEC Energy as LPs.
Solid Power shows strength to raise $20m
The solid-state battery developer has closed a series A round that included Hyundai, Samsung, Solvay, Sanoh Industrial and A123 Systems.
Saudi Aramco scrutinises plans for $1bn fund
The oil and gas provider, which already runs the $500m Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures unit, is reportedly mulling plans for a larger fund.
Aviva devotes capital to $129m fund
Eight researchers from Cambridge have raised a $129m patient capital fund that has attracted limited partners including Aviva.

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Lambert joins National Grid
Corporate Venturing in 2017: The Trends
The upper end continued to grow and corporates launched a raft of AI funds, as bike sharing, real estate, smart vehicles and urban farming drew capital.
Ten oil their way to $1bn fund
Each of the 10 oil and gas companies will invest $100m in the fund, which is expected to last for 10 years and complement other investments made in reducing emissions.
Fund in the News: Statoil Energy Ventures
Statoil's newly formed $200m cleaner energy-focused fund will look to build up a portfolio of 15 to 25 companies in the next four to seven years, according to SEV managing director Gareth Burns.
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