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Sector Analysis

Analysis: Monzo get a $130m deposit
Financial servicec provider Monzo, previously backed by corporate Orange and Stripe, raised $130m round at a valuation of $2.6bn, making it the second most valuable fintech developer in the UK.
Consumer sector feeds growth
Sector analysis: Consumer
Changing attitudes – sustainability, nutrition and wellness
Perspectives on sustainability and wellbeing are changing in response to health and environmental challenges, offering an opportunity to university-linked businesses.
Analysis: Fusion Pharma gets $105m in series B
Oncology therapeutics developer Fusion Pharmaceticals closed a $105 round, featuring several corporate investors. The deal forms part of the growing broad oncology space, which has seen much attention from corporate venturers in recent years.
Analysis: SoftBank invests in $300m CloudMinds round
The SoftBank´s Vision Fund participated in a $300m round of robotics tech provider CloudMinds. This is a deal in the wider robotics and drones space, which has seen much growth in recent years
Analysis: Ride hailing IPOs
The two rivalling US-based ride hailing platforms Uber and Lyft, both counting many corporates among their backers, are preparing to float on public markets in the coming weeks, with the valuations of the two combined likely to stand well above $100bn
Analysis: Vice seeks $200m
Media group Vice, backed by various corporates, is looking to raise a $200m in equity and debt financing, after laying off 10% of its employees
Industrials grind forward
Sector focus: Industrial

Other News

Analysis: Rivian gets $700m delivered from Amazon
Amazon led the latest round of electric truck developer Rivian Automotive sized at $700 – the first large corporate-backed round in this space for 2019.
Analysis: DoorDash gets $400m order
Last-mile consumer goods delivery service provider DoorDash raised $400m, from SoftBank´s Vision Fund at a valuation of $7.1bn
Services sector continues to grow
Sector focus: Services
Analysis: Palo Alto welcomes Demisto
Palo Alto Networks agreed to buy cybersecurity orchestration platform Demisto for a mixture of cash and stock, highlighting the potential of the vibrant cybersecurity space
Analysis: Reddit gets $300m
Tencent made a significant cash commitment by leading a round raised by online social forum Reddit at $3bn post-money valuation
Analysis: Co-investment patterns of corporate venturers
We examine some co-investment patterns among corporate venturers we have been tracking since 2011.

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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