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YJ Capital wangles new COO
Hogil Doh has ascended to a chief operating officer position at Yahoo Japan’s investment arm, after joining in February from fellow corporate venturing unit Rakuten Ventures.
Louis Dreyfus plants corporate venturing initiative
The merchant group’s LDC Innovations fund will back food and agtech startups, with Max Clegg, its former head of food innovation, heading up the unit.
Copec sets stage for corporate venturing
The oil and gas producer’s Wind Ventures vehicle features ex-corporate venturers from Konica Minolta and GM Ventures, and has revealed its first portfolio companies.
Feigenbaum finds senior adviser role at SGE
Adam Feigenbaum has followed another ex-iCIMS executive, Colin Day, to Susquehanna Growth Equity where he has been hired in a similar position.
Aamodt to bid adieu to Equinor
GCV Powerlist member Kristin Aamodt is leaving Equinor Technology Ventures, which is being merged with a sister unit under Gareth Burns, to join venture firm ArcTern Ventures.
Mahn moves to Verizon Ventures
Tammy Mahn, formerly a managing partner at Agrica’s AgriNation VC fund, has joined Verizon’s Israel-based investment team to manage agtech and foodtech deals.
Broughton and Ouimet-Storrs set up Óskare Capital
Solvay Ventures veteran Alexandre Ouimet-Storrs has joined Mercia alumna Nicola Broughton to form a medical cannabis-focused investment firm.
Schulte to lead McKesson Ventures
GCV Rising Star David Schulte has taken up a senior vice-president role to oversee McKesson’s strategic investment arm, after previous unit head Tom Rodgers ascended to chief strategy officer.

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Novo adds private equity strategy
Søren Thinggaard Hansen, a 17 year-plus veteran of pension fund Industriens Pension, has joined Novo to launch a private equity program.
M12 embarks on Indian adventure
Abhi Kumar is heading up a newly opened Indian office for Microsoft's corporate venturing unit, which has already begun investing in the country.
Vision Fund to see out 15% job cuts
SoftBank Investment Advisers, which manages SoftBank's Vision Fund, is reportedly going to have its 500-strong staff reduced by about 15%.
SoftBank names two senior officers
Akshay Naheta and Kentaro Matsui, previously managing partners for SoftBank Vision Fund, have moved to SoftBank itself to help improve its investment tactics.
Hicks departs from Dell Technologies Capital
Creighton Hicks, formerly a partner at the computing technology producer’s investment arm, has joined venture firm LiveOak Venture Partners as a principal.
Hwang hurries to Apeira Capital Advisors
GCV Powerlist member Natalie Hwang has departed from Simon Property Group where she oversaw its investment arm for nearly five years, and set up a growth equity firm.

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Global Corporate Venturing Lifetime Achievement Award 2020: Sue Siegel
Sue Siegel, who featured on GCV's Powerlist five times from 2014 to 2019, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 for service to the venture and innovation ecosystem.
Carroll retires from Lilly after two decades
After 22 years at Eli Lilly that included laying the groundwork for its corporate venturing activities, senior vice-president of corporate business development Darren Carroll is retiring.
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