Energy And Natural Resources

OG DNA Genetics grows funding to $35m
The cannabis production manager has invested $6m as part of a total fundraising of $35m for cannabis grower OG DNA Genetics.
FreeWire charges up $15m series A
EV charging technology provider FreeWire Technologies has closed a series A round backed by BP Ventures, Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Stanley Ventures.
Finland adds to corporate impact investing
Energy utility Fortum is putting $170m into venture firm Valo Ventures, which was founded by CapitalG alumnus Scott Tierney.
Gartlan goes to Yield Lab
Kieran Gartlan has departed from a Latin America-based senior director position at CME Group for a managing director role at The Yield Lab.
Corporate venturing deal net: 26-30 November 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
ChargePoint energises $240m series H
American Electric Power, Chevron, Daimler, BMW and Siemens are among of consortium of backers that also included Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.
Sledzik joins Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures has hired Jim Sledzik, formerly president of Energy Ventures, to helm the US arm of its unit.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 November 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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Trace Genomics to grow with $13m
The soil analytics provider took its total funding to $19m in a round featuring agricultural investment, data and media platform AgFunder.
Schneider Electric recharges corporate VC vehicle
The corporate has resurrected the Schneider Electric Ventures unit it folded into Aster in 2010 and will invest up to $565m through the vehicle.
Corporate venturing deal net: 5-9 November 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
National Grid charges up $250m investment arm
Energy technology and software-focused National Grid Partners is headed by Lisa Lambert and has two other Intel Capital alumni in its team.
Maana wins GCV award for "Energy-tech Corporate Venture Capital Investment…
Global Corporate Venturing’s inaugural award for ‘Energy-tech Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Investment of the Year’ was announced on November 8th during the Venture Houston conference.
Corporate venturing deal net: 29 October-2 November 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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Schneider Electric recharges corporate VC vehicle
The corporate has resurrected the Schneider Electric Ventures unit it folded into Aster in 2010 and will invest up to $565m through the vehicle.
National Grid charges up $250m investment arm
Energy technology and software-focused National Grid Partners is headed by Lisa Lambert and has two other Intel Capital alumni in its team.
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.
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