Q&A with Barbara Burger, President of Chevron Technology Ventures

I really enjoyed interviewing Barbara Burger about Chevron Technology Ventures’ new Future Energy Fund and about Global Corporate Venturing’s Houston conference in November, which, I’m very happy to say, she is co-chairing, and which Chevron is co-sponsoring. Barbara is challenging GCV to “include all aspects of the energy vertical." But she also wants to see … Continue reading Q&A with Barbara Burger, President of Chevron Technology Ventures

5 minutes to charge an EV – BP Ventures for advanced mobility

Speaking before the announcement that BP is buying Chargemaster, BP Ventures’ Akira Kirton sets out a platform-based corporate #VC strategy designed to help BP become a global “leader in advanced mobility”. The investment in @StoreDotLtd alongside @Daimler, Samsung and TDK, is designed to create #EVs that are chargeable in 5 minutes “on a BP Forecourt”. … Continue reading 5 minutes to charge an EV – BP Ventures for advanced mobility

Africa – the next great venturing opportunity.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Chanzo Capital’s Eric at the GCV conference in London last month (see YouTube link below) and learned the following: African innovation will be rolled out globally because its spark – the need for low-cost infrastructure and development (financial, environmental, agricultural, social) – is also global. The world’s problems … Continue reading Africa – the next great venturing opportunity.

Switching Israel on to energy venturing

For a country whose innovation track record is world-beating in so many industries – e.g. ag-tech, water-tech, auto-tech (particularly in connectivity, cyber-security, and computer vision) - the Start-up Nation’s contribution to solving energy problems is surprisingly weak. Why is this? And is it about to change? These were the two main questions discussed on a … Continue reading Switching Israel on to energy venturing

CVC-backed mobility, auto & travel innovation: Case study 3 – BP Ventures

This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures.  BP Ventures' MD, Akira Kirton, and JetBlue Technology Ventures' president, Bonny Simi, are among the speakers at GCV's annual symposium in London next month. Corporate … Continue reading CVC-backed mobility, auto & travel innovation: Case study 3 – BP Ventures

CVC-backed mobility, automotive & travel innovation: Case study 2 – Denso International America

  This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures.  BP Ventures' MD, Akira Kirton, and JetBlue Technology Ventures' president, Bonny Simi, are among the speakers at GCV's annual symposium in London next month. … Continue reading CVC-backed mobility, automotive & travel innovation: Case study 2 – Denso International America

CVC-backed mobility, automotive & travel innovation: Case study 1 – JetBlue Technology Ventures

This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures.  BP Ventures' MD, Akira Kirton, and JetBlue Technology Ventures' president, Bonny Simi, are among the speakers at GCV's annual symposium in London next month. Corporate … Continue reading CVC-backed mobility, automotive & travel innovation: Case study 1 – JetBlue Technology Ventures

Corporate venturing and the future of mobility, automotive & travel – April 2018

Tom Whitehouse and Kaloyan Andonov Has venturing in auto-tech peaked? CVCs plug into EV. Adventures in travel-tech This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures. 1. … Continue reading Corporate venturing and the future of mobility, automotive & travel – April 2018

Fast-charged and increasingly mobile, BP Ventures’ Meghan Sharp gets personal about transport

This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures.      I hired a car to drive from San Francisco to Monterey for GCV’s summit earlier this year. This London-based Brit enjoyed the sun, … Continue reading Fast-charged and increasingly mobile, BP Ventures’ Meghan Sharp gets personal about transport

Automotive, Mobility and Travel at GCVI Summit, Monterey, California

Author: Kaloyan Andonov, Reporter Tom Whitehouse, contributing editor at Global Corporate Venturing, chaired a sector spotlight session on the main stage at the GCVI Summit dubbed “Automotive, mobility, travel.” Tony Cannestra, director of corporate ventures at Denso, Meghan Sharp, managing director at BP Ventures –Americas, and Bonny Simi, president of JetBlue Technology Ventures, participated in … Continue reading Automotive, Mobility and Travel at GCVI Summit, Monterey, California

Q&A with Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures

This is an excerpt from ‘Corporate Venturing and the Future of Mobility, Automotive and Travel’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by BP Ventures, Denso International America, and JetBlue Technology Ventures.      If you’re an investor or a start-up in the mobility, automotive and travel industry and have news and views of interest to the … Continue reading Q&A with Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures