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Sector Analysis

Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world
Analysis: Snowflake goes public
Data management software provider Snowflake, which counts Salesforce among its backers, went public last week and its price doubled on the first day of trading.
A revolution in the making: health and AI
Special report: pandemic has boosted venture dollars across health AI
Analysis: AmEx eats up Kabbage
US-based business finance provider Kabbage, which has a host of corporates as backers, will be acquired by payment processing firm American Express.
Analysis: Life sciences transactions continue to rise
Amid the covid-19 pandemic, interest in life sciences is now perhaps at its highest. This is true in corporate venture capital and three of the multimillion-dollar stories we reported in mid-August corroborate this.
Analysis: Hippo gets $150m
The online home insurer raised a series E round backed by a host of corporate venture investors.
Analysis: Corporates scoring exits in fintech IPOs
Two fintech companies floated in early July 2020, giving an exit to corporate backers in what has been a good year for the sector.
IT sector keeps digitising the globe
Sector analysis: IT

Other News

Analysis: Perfect Day with a $300m series C round
Continental Grain-backed vegan food producer Perfect Day has raised $160m, increasing its series C round to $300m.
Analysis: Coty gives off $200m to KKW Beauty
Celebrity Kim Kardashian West’s beauty brand raised $200m at a $1bn valuation from beauty brand Coty.
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

Editor's Picks

Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world
A revolution in the making: health and AI
Special report: pandemic has boosted venture dollars across health AI
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
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