Rajesh Swaminathan, head of Applied Ventures, spoke to GCV about his unit increasing its investment as it prepares to bring its New York engineering services facility online.
Adidas, Arkema, Johnson & Johnson and JSR contributed to a round that took 3D printing technolpogy provider Carbon's total funding to more than $680m.
Maana recently won GCV’s inaugural award for energy-tech corporate venture capital (CVC) investment of the year, presented during its Venture Houston conference in November. Now, Maana has gone one-stage further and won the Sub-$50m Investment of the Year award across all industries.
In May last year, Severstal announced the launch of Severstal Ventures – a corporate venture fund that would invest directly as well as through other funds in advanced materials and associated technologies, in Russia and abroad.
Currently valued at over $3bn, Katerra, which aims to revolutionise the construction sector with its technology, is said to be the most well-funded construction tech startup.
Koch Disruptive Technologies led a $160m round for the 3D metal printer provider that also featured GV, Panasonic and Techtronic Industries.
In part one of our 2018 trends round up, we examine the ubiquity of SoftBank's Vision Fund, the increased willingness of unicorns to go public, and increased activity in the crypto and agriculture spaces.
The GV-backed spacecraft launcher is reportedly set to raise $500m from Baillie Gifford and its existing investors at a $30.5bn valuation.