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Sector Analysis

Analysis: Mastercard buys Finicity for $825m
Mastercard will buy financial data technology provider Finicity in a deal that could reach $985m, giving Experian an exit. This is yet another large exits in this space this year after the acquisitions of Plaid and Credit Karma earlier.
Healthy ageing – a new stage for opportunity and strength
The demographic phenomenon of ageing populations will present challenges to both developed and developing nations. Along with the challenges come opportunities, however, and corporate venture capitalists may be a particularly well-positioned group to help with them, as it is the connecting tissue between the world of incumbent corporate industry leaders and the space of disruptive innovation.
Which way forward for education?
With campuses shuttered in the pandemic, society needs to find solutions quickly to continue education and avoid a lost generation of skilled workers.
Health sector stays strong
Sector analysis: Health & life sciences
Covid-19 likely to prompt strategy change
Global Corporate Venturing ran a short survey of corporate venture capital investors on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in April.
Analysis: Legend Biotech raises $487m in IPO
GenScript Biotech's spinoff Legend Biotech, which counts Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson as backers, floated in the US.
Analysis: SoftBank funds Didi’s autonomous driving subsidiary
SoftBank led a $500m round for the driverless vehicle software spinoff of the ride hailing company Didi Chuxing.
Analysis: MGI Tech raises $1bn
Gene sequencing corporate spinoff MGI Tech closed a $1bn series B round backed by IDG Capital and CPE Capital. The company offers an array of products, some of which have been used for Covid-19 detection and forms part of the promising space of genetics tech.

Other News

Analysis: Katerra raises $200m from SoftBank
US-based construction services provider Katerra received $200m in funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund I, the vehicle formed by telecoms conglomerate SoftBank.
AI and software development: the need for bespoke tools
Four-year growth of CVC-backed rounds for AI software, power shifts to cloud providers, specialised AI emerges for sectors
Analysis: Yuanfudao raises $1bn
Edtech has benefited from covid-19 restrictions, the record high for capital in the sector was $2.4bn in 2018
Value of media rounds drops dramatically
Sector analysis: Media
Analysis: Waymo drives forward with $3bn
US-based autonomous driving technology Waymo, a spinoff from internet conglomerate Alphabet, received $750m in extension equity financing, taking its round to $3bn.
Analysis: Chehaoduo receives $1.7bn in series D
The SoftBank Vision Fund I, the $100bn investment vehicle of telecoms conglomerate SoftBank, and VC firm Sequoia Capital China have committed an additional $200m to China-based automotive e-commerce platform Chehaoduo, bringing its series D round to $1.7bn

Editor's Picks

AI hardware innovation: a tale of east and west
Nvidia, Intel and others are piling innovation resources into AI-specialised chip architectures amid heightened risk of competition from Chinese vendors
The most read stories of 2019
Global Corporate Venturing's top stories in 2019
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.
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