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Sector Analysis

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.
The energy sector is still growing
Sector analysis: Energy
Analysis: A week of life sciences deals
The following is a brief overview of the funding round stories related to life science companies reported last week
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.
Analysis: Bboxx fits in $50m
Solar system provider Bboxx completed a round led by Mitsubishi. This year we have seen a revival of corporate-backed deals in the solar energy tech space, which registered a slowdown last year.

Other News

Analysis: 10x Genomics files for $100m IPO
SoftBank-backed genome medical research tech provider 10x Genomics, previously backed by SoftBank, filed to go public. This may be a notable exit in burgeoning genomics and gene technology space, which has seen much corporate backing in recent years.
Analysis: Corporates reach Terminus at $283m
Several corporate venturers have backed IoT company Terminus Technologies in a $283m series C1 round. This nine-figure round comes to confirm an upward trend in valuations of such enterprises we have been observing for years.
Analysis: Vungle’s $750m acquisition
Blackstone will purchase the advertising platform Vungle in a deal giving exits to corporates Alphabet and Verizon.
Analysis: Biontech gets a $325m series B round
Cancer treatment company Biontech raised $325m round backed by Fidelity. The company forms part of the hopeful oncology and cancer treatment subsector of life sciences which has seen much growth and in corporate backing in recent years.
IT sector continues to nurture innovation
Sector Analysis: Information Technology
Analysis: Carbon prints out another funding round
3D printing developer Carbon raised a new round reaching $260m and featuring corporate backers from different sectors.

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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