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Kraft Heinz Launches Evolv Ventures to Back Foodtech Companies

Kraft Heinz Launches Evolv Ventures to Back Foodtech Companies | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Kraft Heinz Company, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, has launched a corporate venture fund called Evolv Ventures
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Airline company S7 to launch $50 million venture fund

Airline company S7 to launch $50 million venture fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
S7 Group, a major Russian airline company, is about to launch a $50 million venture fund, Vedomosti reports.Since last year, the group has already invested...
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi To Invest $1 Billion Into Battery Tech, Electric Car Development

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi To Invest $1 Billion Into Battery Tech, Electric Car Development | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
U.S. battery technology firm Ionic Materials named as first beneficiary of new billion-dollar automotive venture capital fund Alliance Ventures.
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Chevron Technology Ventures Launches $100M Future Energy Fund

Chevron Technology Ventures Launches $100M Future Energy Fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Houston, TX-based Chevron Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of oil major Chevron, has launched a new $100m fund
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The New Industrial - 2018 Report

The New Industrial -  2018 Report | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
More than $60 billion of venture capital has been invested since 2011 to bring the digitized and connected industrial world to life, and corporate venture capital (CVC) partners are leading the way: In the past year, 61% of venture deals have included CVC investors like GE Ventures. Corporate venture capital is increasingly important because startups need investment dollars and industrial insights. We certainly offer that: Our close connections, sector expertise, and technical assistance give early-stage and growth companies an edge that helps them bring such things as automation, robotics, advanced sensor technology, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to the digitized and connected industrial enterprise. As new sectors emerge within the industrial macro economy, startups supported by GEV are helping shape what we call the New Industrial sector. It's all part of our effort to improve the design, manufacturing, delivery, operation and maintenance of products throughout our global industries. In this report, GEV explores New Industrial investment trends, including the transition from cleantech and other early favorites to technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, 3D printing, augmented reality, and predictive maintenance. All of these are building blocks for the creation of a new, agile, responsive and efficient industrial enterprise. The New Industrial - GE Ventures 2018 Report
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Samsung NEXT Launches Samsung Next Q Fund

Samsung NEXT Launches Samsung Next Q Fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Samsung NEXT, the arm of Samsung that works with entrepreneurs and innovators to build, grow and scale software and services, launched Samsung Next Q Fund
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After hiatus, Sony is back in the corporate venture capital game »

After hiatus, Sony is back in the corporate venture capital game » | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Launched in 2016, the Innovation Fund targets early stage companies in robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, video, music, entertainment and other technologies. It has invested in around 25 companies in the U.S., Japan and Europe so far.
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CMA CGM's Ze Box and PSA unboXed sign MoU to drive Digitalization and Innovation in the Shipping and Supply Chain Ecosystem-Daily Shipping Times

CMA CGM's Ze Box and PSA unboXed sign MoU to drive Digitalization and Innovation in the Shipping and Supply Chain Ecosystem-Daily Shipping Times | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
MoU forms part of Ze Box’s and PSA unBoxed’s commitment to equipping local startups with the tools to succeed, while nurturing a vibrant startup ecosystem in Singapore MARSEILLE / SINGAPORE: CMA CGM's Ze Box and PSA unboXed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalization and innovation in the Shipping and Supply Chain Ecosystem. Mr. Rodolphe Saade, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from CMA CGM Group said, "We are delighted to work with PSA unboXed on this initiative. Through this collaboration, we will mentor startups and offer them access to key knowledge and expertise, so that they are well-placed to succeed. This partnership will accelerate our digital strategy to achieve better customer experience and operational efficiency.” Mr. Tan Chong Meng, Group Chief Executive Officer from PSA International said, "We are very glad to work with CMA CGM's Ze Box. Logistics is a team sport, and PSA and CMA CGM have different and yet complementary strengths in the global supply chain. This technological collaboration will add depth and diversity to our respective innovation efforts, as we seek to co-create meaningful and impactful solutions in the face of technological disruptions and changing customer needs." Ze Box is CMA CGM's corporate venture capital arm that invests in start-ups with innovations that bring strategic value to the CMA CGM Group, while PSA unboXed is PSA International's external innovation and corporate venture capital arm. Representing leaders in their respective areas of Global Shipping and Global Port Operations, the collaboration between CMA CGM's Ze Box and PSA unboXed builds on the proven commercial partnership between CMA CGM Group and PSA International, such as the CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal in Singapore. Under the MoU, both companies will collaborate in the following areas: •             Ze Box and PSA unboXed will support the growth of each other's ecosystem through the collaboration of resources •             Ze Box and PSA unboXed will collaborate through their corporate innovation programs to address industry problems. They will leverage on each other's industry knowledge and experience in shipping and supply chain management to provide problem statements as well as real life solutioning capabilities, to test-bed ideas and to achieve better customer experience and operational efficiency •             Ze Box and PSA unboXed will support each other's mentorship program through the provision of experienced mentors to catalyse the growth of startups in the programs •             Ze Box will set up a satellite office within PSA unboXed premises in Singapore.
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100 Most Innovative Large Companies of 2018

100 Most Innovative Large Companies of 2018 | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
What Does It Mean to Be an Innovative Company?Valuer.ai has decided to publish a list of major innovative companies...
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A lot of Financial Services on the top of the list because of Corporate Venturing in Fintech
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches New Corporate Venture Capital Fund to Invest up to $1 Billion Over Next Five Years

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches New Corporate Venture Capital Fund to Invest up to $1 Billion Over Next Five Years | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches New Corporate Venture Capital Fund to Invest up to $1 Billion Over Next Five Years
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Workday Launches $250M Corporate Venture Capital Fund

Workday Launches $250M Corporate Venture Capital Fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY), a Pleasanton, CA-based provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has launched a $250m fund
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Allegion Launches $50 Million Corporate Venture Fund

Allegion has launched Allegion Ventures – a $50 million corporate venture fund formed to accelerate the growth of innovative technologies and products.
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New CVC. Good job Touchdown Ventures.
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Changing Tides – Corporates in Impact Investing

Changing Tides – Corporates in Impact Investing | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
A SOCAP Guest Post by Jayanth Kashyap Emerging Cohort of Impact Investors The concept of corporations investing in startups or non-profit organizations through venture capital and philanthropic models is not new. A recent CB Insights briefing on Corporate Venture Capital (VC) activity indicates that globally, corporate VCs participated in $13.3B of funding across 798 deals in the first half of 2017 alone. In 2016, corporates participated in US$25.6B of funding across 1422 deals. That is a staggering amount of capital being pumped into the startup ecosystem around the world, where the share of corporate VC deals is about 20% of all VC deals. Meanwhile in corporate philanthropy, about 2521 corporate foundations in the US gave US$5.1B in 2014, including grants to organizations and employee matching gifts. At SOCAP17, three major corporations (Salesforce, Twilio and Comcast Ventures) pointed towards growing interest and strategic alignment in entering the burgeoning impact investing
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Chipmaker Micron to invest $100 million in artificial intelligence companies

Chipmaker Micron to invest $100 million in artificial intelligence companies | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Chipmaker Micron to invest $100 million in artificial intelligence companies...
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The State of French CVC | June 2018 –

For the second time, Deloitte and Orange Digital Ventures published a study about the yearly temperature of French Corporate Venture Capital.Here are the main conclusions we drew after asking 18…...
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Interesting article on French CVC by Orange Digital Venture
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Tepco Launches Tepco Ventures To Turn New Businesses into Venture Companies

Tepco Launches Tepco Ventures To Turn New Businesses into Venture Companies | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Tepco, the largest utility in Japan, launches Tepco Ventures as a wholly owned subsidiary charged with turning new businesses into venture companies.
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Shell Ventures backs Sonnen as home ESS firm closes $71m funding round – Energy Storage Journal

Shell Ventures backs Sonnen as home ESS firm closes $71m funding round – Energy Storage Journal | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
German energy storage firm Sonnen announced on May 23 it had secured €60 million ($71 million) in its latest financing round, led by Shell Ventures — the corporate venture capital arm of Royal Dutch Shell — and supported by existing investors. Alongside the investment, Sonnen and Shell’s New Energies division launched a strategic cooperation agreement. The firms will work on integrated energy propositions, enhanced EV charging solutions and the provision of grid services based on Sonnen’s virtual battery pool. The investment will enable Sonnen to expand further into the US and Australia. The company expanded its presence in North America when it opened an innovation centre in Atlanta, Georgia, in February 2017 and a North America HQ in California the year before. This February, the company announced plans for a factory in Adelaide, South Australia. The company will assemble its residential storage systems at the factory, set to open in Q4 of this year. Sonnen first launched the sonnenCommunity — a variation of a virtual power plant where end users share renewable energy — in 2016 in Germany. The next year it was introduced in Australia, followed by the first US-based sonnenCommunity in Jasper, Arizona.
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Cisco aims to spend $200 million in start-up investments in 2018 - Livemint

Cisco aims to spend $200 million in start-up investments in 2018 - Livemint | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Cisco will focus on thriving start-up ecosystems across the world, including India, where it has already made a number of investments...
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Deliveroo launches new innovation fund

Deliveroo launches new innovation fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
In an unexpected turn of events, Deliveroo has just launched a new £5m innovation fund. Whilst this sounds like some sort of venture capital initiative, in reality the objective of the fund is slightly less straightforward.
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JLL Spark Launches $100M Global Venture Capital Fund

JLL Spark Launches $100M Global Venture Capital Fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
JLL Spark, a San Francisco, California-based division of JLL (NYSE: JLL), a professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management, has launched a new $100m fund. 
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Bose Launches Bose Ventures to Invest up to $50M in Startups

Bose Launches Bose Ventures to Invest up to $50M in Startups | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Bose has launched Bose Ventures, its venture capital arm which will invest up to $50m in startups focused on apps, services, or technologies for the Bose AR platform
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MetLife Launch Two InsurTech Startup Investment Programs

MetLife Launch Two InsurTech Startup Investment Programs | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Insurance company MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has launched two InsurTech investment programs for startups.
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Volvo Cars Launches Investment Fund

Volvo Cars Launches Investment Fund | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Car maker Volvo Cars has launched a new investment fund aimed at investing in high potential technology startups around the globe
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Corporate Venture Capital 2017

Corporate Venture Capital 2017 | Corporate Venture Capital | Scoop.it
In this research briefing, we’ll dive into the most recent corporate venture capital trends from 2017 and learn how corporations are deploying their capital.
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Great Summary of CVC 2017
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