NGP's Lisa Lambert has spoken to Global Corporate Venturing about the unit's investment parameters, the need for disruptive investments in the energy sector and the priorities when hiring for a new corporate venturing fund.
In the second half of our guide to corporate venturing's biggest trends in 2018, we look at the growth of Chinese tech companies, genomics, advances in transport tech and the growth of the scooter rental space.
E-cigarette brand Juul has overcome internal opposition to agree a $12.8bn investment by Marlboro owner Altria at a $38bn valuation.
SoftBank Vision Fund led a series B round for the cancer therapy developer that was also backed by GV and Alexandria Venture Investments.
The Rakuten-backed social media and e-commerce company, valued at more than $12bn, will select underwriters next month and could go public as soon as April.
The GV-backed spacecraft launcher is reportedly set to raise $500m from Baillie Gifford and its existing investors at a $30.5bn valuation.
The molecular product technology provider followed a nine-figure, SoftBank-led round two years ago with a series C led by the corporate's Vision Fund.
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.