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Bessemer recruits M12’s Robinson
Elliott Robinson, who was one of GCV’s 2019 Rising Stars, has resigned from his partner role at M12 to assume a growth equity investor position at Bessemer Venture Partners.
SEB pitches stall at Fairpoint
SEB has formed a venture capital vehicle, Fairpoint Capital, to invest in B2B-focused startups out of a $97m fund with ex-SEB Venture Capital president Frederick Johansson as its head.
Berg bids goodbye to GM Ventures
Joshua Berg has departed GM Ventures, where he had been an investment manager, to pursue new opportunities in the automotive corporate venturing space.
Fung bids farewell to JD.com
Ernest Fung, a GCV Rising Star this year, announced this week that he has departed from JD.com where he spent more than four years as head of international corporate development.
Ruggeri rocks up to Kamay Ventures
Gabriela Ruggeri, a managing partner of Overboost who was selected as one of GCV’s 2016 Rising Stars, joined Arcor and Coca-Cola Argentina’s joint corporate venturing endeavour, Kamay Ventures, in March.
SoftBank builds Latin American investment team
SoftBank has tapped three executives to help run its $5bn Latin America-focused fund, with Paulo Passoni and Shu Nyatta to work alongside managing partner André Maciel.
Levine leaps to Samsung Catalyst
Scott Levine, a GCV Rising Star in 2018, has departed WarnerMedia Investments in order to set up an office in New York City for Samsung Catalyst Fund.
Kumar confirms Go-Ventures post
Aditya Kumar, an ex-SoftBank corporate venturer who joined ride hailing service Go-Jek last year, has taken a role at its corporate venturing unit.

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Smilovitz snags NY Times promotion
New York Times has promoted its director of M&A and investments, Jacob Smilovitz, to executive director of corporate development and financial planning and analysis.
EDP’s Vidigal veers to Deutsche Bank
EDP Ventures head Cassio Carvalho Pinto Vidigal has departed from the unit to lead Deutsche Bank’s global subsidiary coverage in Brazil.
Gopinath and Yerkes go from SAP to new firm
Balaji Gopinath and Ron Yerkes, formerly global vice-president and director at SAP.IO respectively, have joined forces to form venture firm Twelve Venture Capital.
Sabas seeks out Centrica Ventures position
Marc Sabas has left his head of business development and partnerships position at Telefónica to accept a principal role at Centrica Ventures.
Keith to keep charge of Salesforce’s Australia fund
Salesforce Ventures has promoted principal Robert Keith to head of Australia, where he will oversee its newly launched Australia Trailblazer Fund.
Leite leaves CPFL for Votorantim
CPFL Energia’s strategy and innovation specialist Danilo Leite has been hired by peer Votorantim Energia as an innovation manager.

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Pfizer’s Jones to retire
Elaine Jones, vice-president at pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s corporate venture capital unit, has shared highlights of her career with GCV ahead of her departure in April.
WarnerMedia Investments closes book on deals
WarnerMedia Investments, the corporate venturing unit formerly known as Time Warner Investments, has reportedly shut while managing director Allison Goldberg has left the company.
Fund in the News: National Grid Partners
NGP's Lisa Lambert has spoken to Global Corporate Venturing about the unit's investment parameters, the need for disruptive investments in the energy sector and the priorities when hiring for a new corporate venturing fund.
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.
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