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Sector Analysis

Analysis: SoftBank gives Creditas $200m
SoftBank backed online lender Creditas, a company from the alternative lending space, which does not seem to have experienced exponential growth in valuations.
Analysis: PhonePe gets paid $1bn
India-based payment tech company PhonePe is looking to raised $1bn at $7bn-$8bn valuation from various investors, including Tencent.
Media sector grows
Sector analysis: Media
Analysis: Uber floats in $8.1bn IPO
Ride hailing services company Uber, backed by many corporate investors, held its long-awaited $8.1bn IPO, which was the world's largest since 2014, though many consider it a disappointment
Analysis: SoftBank passes $419m to PayPay
Mobile payment platform PayPay raised $419m in funding from SoftBank. This is a deal from a space that has seen much growth in terms of the corporate-backed deal flow in recent years.
Analysis: Beyond Meat cuts a $241m IPO
Meat substitute developer Beyond Meat, which has received backing from two corporate venturers, went public.
Analysis: Uber spins off ATG with $1bn round
The autonomous vehicle spin-off has been backed by three corporates Toyota, SoftBank and Denso that have agreed to invest $1bn
Analysis: Lemonade squeezes $300m
Telecoms fim SoftBank led a $300m series D round for insurance provider Lemonade, which also featured previous investors Allianz and GV.

Other News

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

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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