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Rising Stars Q&A – Erning Cao, EVC
Q&A with Erning Cao, investment director, Evonik Venture Capital
Emerging Leaders Q&A – Naoki Kamimaeda, Global Brain
Q&A with Naoki Kamimaeda, partner and Europe office representative, Global Brain
Gilbert builds Launchpad with $35m fund
Venture firm Launchpad Capital has been founded by Ryan Gilbert after five years as a general partner for BBVA-backed Propel Venture Partners.
Rising Stars Q&A – Jennifer Diedrichs, ENV
Q&A with Jennifer Diedrichs, investment manager, EnBW New Ventures
Kossmann leaves Applied Ventures for In-Q-Tel
Jackie Kossmann, who joined Applied Ventures in 2017 and won a GCV Rising Stars award in January, will be an investor at In-Q-Tel.
CVS Health sets up $100m fund
CVS Health Ventures has been launched to formalise an investment strategy that has backed the likes of Unite Us and LumiraDx.
Emerging Leaders Q&A – Tina Tosukhowong, GC International
Q&A with Thidarat “Tina” Tosukhowong, senior director, GC Ventures America
Lynch and Skoberne enlist in GV
Alphabet early-stage investment unit GV has added two biotechnology professionals, Dan Lynch and Mojca Skoberne, to its team.

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Rising Stars Q&A – Greg Hoffman, DuPont Electronics & Imaging…
Q&A with Gregory Aaron Hoffman, DuPont Electronics & Imaging Ventures
Foy joins UTA Ventures
Clinton Foy was a former partner at venture capital firm Crosscut Ventures.
Aegon spins off Transamerica Ventures
Montana Capital Partners completes secondaries deal to form Highscale Ventures.
Nice leaves Nationwide for StoicLane
Jake Nice is now executive vice-president of strategy and corporate development at StoicLane.
Cai leaves SoftBank for B Capital
Daisy Cai has joined venture capital firm B Capital Group to open its China office.
Ishimwe promoted at Intel Capital
Josiane Ishimwe joined Intel Capital as an intern in 2017 and has now been appointed investment manager.

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Samsung shakes up US innovation subsidiaries
Young Sohn is retiring while Luc Julia is leaving as Sean Kae and David Lee step up and into Samsung Catalyst and Samsung Next respectively.
Brazil adds triple fundraisings
The three funds comes as Daniel de Macedo switches role and a new trade body committee is set up for CVCs.
Orange spins off corporate venturing unit
Orange Ventures has been spun off into an independent venture firm with an extra $426m from its former parent company, and added Mathieu de La Rochefoucauld as managing partner.
Hayes and Gimenez promoted to managing partner at BP
Restructure at BP follows Meghan Sharp's return as global head of ventures.
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