A look back over the last week in corporate, government and university venturing news from all over the world. The podcast covers exits, investments, mergers and acquisitions, staff changes and more. Presented by James Mawson, founder and editor-in-chief of Global Corporate Venturing, and Thierry Heles, editor of Global University Venturing and Global Government Venturing.
Leadership Series: Alicia Löffler (Northwestern University)
In this week’s episode of the Global Venturing Review Leadership Series, we talk to Alicia Löffler, associate provost for Innovation & New Ventures, associate vice president for Research and executive director, INVO, Center for Translational Innovation (CTI) at Northwestern University. “Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
19 October 2020 – SoftBank Backs Kahoot with $215m Investment
The Big Ones Kahoot has been one of the biggest recent success stories in the startup space. The company, the developer of a gamified online learning platform, has secured $215m from SoftBank through a private placement that valued it above $2.2bn, a huge jump from the $100m valuation at which it raised money just over … Continue reading "19 October 2020 – SoftBank Backs Kahoot with $215m Investment"
Leadership Series: Nichole Mercier (Washington University in St Louis)
In this week’s episode of the Global Venturing Review Leadership Series, we talk to Nichole Mercier, assistant vice-chancellor and managing director for technology transfer at Washington University in St Louis, about increasing engagement from female researchers, the impact of the pandemic on women faculty with children and fostering serial entrepreneurs that choose to stay in … Continue reading "Leadership Series: Nichole Mercier (Washington University in St Louis)"
12 October 2020 2020 – Uber Spins out Uber Freight with $500m Series A
The Big Ones Uber launched its shipping services platform, Uber Freight, in 2017, and is now spinning it off with $500m in series A financing from Greenbriar Equity Group at a $3.3bn post-money valuation. The funding will help Uber Freight compete against emerging competitors like Flock Freight and Loadsmart, as well as international rivals such … Continue reading "12 October 2020 2020 – Uber Spins out Uber Freight with $500m Series A"
Leadership Series: Tony Raven (Cambridge Enterprise)
In this week’s episode of the Global Venturing Review Leadership Series, we talk to Tony Raven, chief executive of University of Cambridge’s commercialisation arm Cambridge Enterprise, about abandoning long-held beliefs in the workplace, his help in launching both IP Group and Cambridge Innovation Capital and the importance of running a tech transfer operation worthy of … Continue reading "Leadership Series: Tony Raven (Cambridge Enterprise)"
05 October 2020 – Sophia Genetics Raises $110m Series F
The Big Ones It was a privilege to hear the insights at the GCV Digital Forum 2.0 yesterday. Combining our regional and sector events, GCV Asia Congress, Synergize and Energy, was always a recipe for some of the world’s leaders to gather and share as well as network. The insights started with Gen Tsuchikawa, CEO … Continue reading "05 October 2020 – Sophia Genetics Raises $110m Series F"
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Rich content on venture capital
Lots of interesting news on venturing by governments, corporates and universities. eg bbva bank raised a new fintech fund, Shanghai govt bailing out failing VCs and new venture fund raised by Maltese govt. 15 mins well spent.
New addition to my weekly listen list
A great round up of the top venturing news in the past week. I have added this to my weekly list of 'must listens'.
Great initiative rounding up the latest trends in venture capital. Always start my Monday by listening to it.