Sector Analysis

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.
Analysis: Andela sources a $100m round
Recruitment business Andela raised $100m series D round featuring Alphabet
Analysis: Desktop Metal prints $160m
Additive manufacturing provider Desktop Metal raised a $160m round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and featuring other corporate investors
Transport drives ahead
Sector focus: Transport
Venturing in 2018 – the trends
Rob Lavine, News editor for Global Corporate Venturing, reviews the trends in venturing from 2018
Analysis: Byton to hitch another $500m ride
Smart car maker Byton seeks to raise another $500m after having raised a $500m corporate-backed rounds last year.
Analysis: CarDekho crafts $110m
India-based vehicle marketplace CarDekho closed a $110m CapitalG-backed round in the beginning of January, being the first notable deal for this year in the vehicle marketplace space.

Other News

Analysis: Lyft to go public in 2019
The first flotation of a ride hailing business, expected in early 2019, will give an exit to a range of corporate investors and will move this business model into public markets.
Pharma’s story of external innovation
Pharma CVCs have achieved an impressive exit record on the back of successes balancing tools in the innovation toolkit over the past 20 years
Analysis: HomeToGo buys Tripping
HomeToGo has acquired the troubled Recruit-backed holiday home rental platform Tripping for an undisclosed amount of money. The company is part of the larger travel and accommodation space, which has seen growth of corporate-backed deals in recent years.  
Analysis: Lufax raises $1.33bn
China-based wealth management and lending platform has raised a large round backed by six corporate venturer and a sovereign investment fund.
Analysis: Autodesk lays out $875m PlanGrid acquisition
Collaboration platform for the construction industry PlanGrid was acquired by software developer Autodesk for $875m.
Analysis: Large deals in East Asian e-commerce
Two large and important deals above the $1bn mark in the e-commerce and e-retail space in East Asia appeared in the news last week. Both deals involved telecoms group SoftBank as a corporate backer.

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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