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Sector Analysis

Analysis: Oil & gas trends by Q3 2019
Ahead of our GCV Energy conference taking place this week in Houston on November 20-21st, we are offering you a small excerpt from our latest quarterly report on corporate venturing in the oil and gas space.
The future of mining
It is an irony that as the world moves to cleaner sources of energy it is increasingly reliant on one of the most challenging industries for the commodities.
Cracking the quantum puzzle
Academic research towards quantum computing and other quantum technologies is beginning to pay dividends, but continued progress will rely on strong cooperation between academic, industry and government partners.
Financial services continue to grow
Sector report: Fintech
Analysis: HomeLight brings home $109m
Citi and Alphabet-backed real estate portal HomeLight raised $63m in a series C round and an additional $46m in debt financing. The deal is part of the burgeoning real estate tech space, which has seen much corporate attention in recent years.
Analysis: SoftBank Vision further capitalises Greensill
SoftBank invested $655m in supply chain finance provider Greensill. The deal is part of the burgeoning alternative lending space within fintech.
Analysis: Databricks cements a $400m round
The big data platform Databricks raised $400m reportedly at $6.2bn valuation, with the backing of Microsoft. The company forms part of the broader big data tech space, in which corporates have been heavily investing over recent years.
Analysis: BASF provided funding for Provivi
The developer of non-toxic pesticides raised an $85m round backed by BASF. The deal is part of the agriculture and agtech space which is enjoying more interest from corporates this year than previously.

Other News

The energy sector is still growing
Sector analysis: Energy
Analysis: Rapid response to life sciences demand
In mid-October there were six Global Corporate Venturing stories on life sciences startups raising capital.
Digital health comes of age in IPO surge
The developing digital health sector has had to wait almost three years for the public markets to open up to it, but when they did, it was corporate venturing portfolio companies that were first through the flotation exit doors.
Telecoms poised for the advent of 5G
Sector review: Telecoms
Analysis: Life science exits maintain healthy pulse
September started out with news on several life sciences companies about to go public as well as a large acquisition deal of another one of them. This space enjoyed a great number of exits last year and the trend appears on a path to be continued through 2019.
Analysis: Dream11 to sleep on $500m deal
Fantasy sports platform Dream11 is reportedly aiming to raise a round sized at $500m to be backed by several corporate investors. The company is part of the broader gaming and eSport space which has seen growth recently.

Editor's Picks

Automotive, mobility, travel at GCVI Summit
Sector in-depth discussion with portfolio companies.
Analysis: Insights into the transport revolution
This is a version of a presentation first shown at the Corporate Venture in Brasil conference, hosted by Apex-Brasil in partnership with Global Corporate Venturing earlier this month.
Subsector analysis: Rise of Lidar in 3D mapping for autonomous…
Kaloyan Andonov of GCV Analytics, and James Mawson, Global Corporate Venturing's founder and editor-in-chief, review the latest deals for a core subsector within cars.
Feature: natural resources and clean-tech
The battle to keep it clean means corporate venturing groups from a diverse range of businesses are converging on clean-tech - and finding a receptive audience for their investments.
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