You may beat an algorithm today – what about tomorrow?
Comment from Sloane Ortel, curator and commentator, CFA Institute, and Ashby Monk, executive and research director, Stanford Global Projects Centre
Next-gen CVC – our team crosses borders, breaks boundaries
Comment from Jonas Svedlund, general counsel and head of business development, GE Ventures
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.
MTN’s innovation shift from large to small
Comment from Herman Singh, group chief digital officer, MTN
Outsized returns: betting against the crowd
We recently set out to test our view on the next big tech trends against the view of external experts. To determine the latter, we performed a count of technology references from blue-chip tech prediction pieces.
How the best corporate venturers keep getting better
Interview: Michael Lohnert, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Michael Lohnert, investment director at Boeing HorizonX Ventures, touted the potential of low earth orbit (Leo) satellite technologies but also expressed concern that some founders in the space have underestimated the difficulty of delivering solutions to market
Interview: Marc Rennard, Orange Digital Ventures
Robin Brinkworth spoke with Marc Rennard, the new CEO and chairman of Orange Digital Ventures (ODV), about their commitment to innovation and coordinating ODV with other parts of the Orange Group

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Corporate venturing for Asian corporations
Jay Eum, TransLink Capital, lends his advice to Asian corporations looking to collaborate with early-stage US technology startups.
How large firms can innovate by collaborating with startups
It is not surprising that more and more corporations are looking to work with startups. The business landscape is changing quickly, making it hard for large firms to innovate quickly enough to thrive in this new context.
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Santander's financial technology investment unit has backed startups including Kabbage, Ripple and Cyanogen, and doubled its size to $200m in July.
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