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 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.
Joshua Berg has departed GM Ventures, where he had been an investment manager, to pursue new opportunities in the automotive corporate venturing space.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.