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.
Should CVCs want more independence?
What does it mean for a corporate venturing unit to be independent? Is that a structural dimension or a cultural one? What are the benefits of having more separation from the mothership, and can it so have drawbacks? GCV senior reporter Kim Moore joins us to discuss these questions and more. Be sure to like, … Continue reading "Should CVCs want more independence?"
The collapse of FTX – where next for crypto?
We’ve got a big, ongoing story that’s been causing serious ripples across one of the fastest growing industries of the past few years. FTX, the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, which also has one of the largest corporate venture capital units in the crypto/Web3 sector, has filed for bankruptcy amid swirling allegations of pretty … Continue reading "The collapse of FTX – where next for crypto?"
The Next Wave: Which is a harder job to do: VC or CVC?
On this episode we’ll be listening to the latest in Global Corporate Venturing’s new live webinar series, The Next Wave, which deals with an interesting question which is sure to bring up some strong opinions, and that is, Which is a harder job to do: VC or CVC. In this discussion, GCV’s Senior Editor, Maija … Continue reading "The Next Wave: Which is a harder job to do: VC or CVC?"
Is antitrust a problem for US CVCs?
We’ve got GCV’s very own Kim Moore back with us to talk about the rising antitrust scrutiny in the US market and the implications it has for CVCs when they’re looking to invest, exit their investments or even consider the board seats they take. For CVCs in the US, antitrust isn’t something that can just … Continue reading "Is antitrust a problem for US CVCs?"
Vitor Mascarenhas Santos: EDP Ventures Brasil
Vitor Mascarenhas Santos is the head of EDP Ventures Brasil, the Brazil-based arm of energy utility EDP’s corporate venture capital unit. With its Portuguese parent company already boasting a significant presence in Brazil, Mascarenhas talks about where EDP Ventures Brasil sees the biggest growth potential of the Brazilian energy sector, and how coming regulatory changes, … Continue reading "Vitor Mascarenhas Santos: EDP Ventures Brasil"
Artur Faria: Oxygea
Artur Faria is CEO of Oxygea, a new CVC arm of Brazil-based Braskem, which was just announced last month. Like a growing number of CVCs, Oxygea combines venture investment with venture-building activities (also known as CVB), the latter for which the unit plans to have 10 companies in its accelerator programme at any given time. … Continue reading "Artur Faria: Oxygea"