BP Ventures in China – “I don’t expect to find limitations.”

I enjoyed speaking to Jin Hu, BP Ventures’ Shanghai-based China Lead, about how she is ‘re-adapting’ to her country of birth after 16 years in the UK. She sets out also the strategic rationale behind BP’s $10m backing of NIO Capital and pledges to demonstrate value to venture investors in China, which in her opinion … Continue reading BP Ventures in China – “I don’t expect to find limitations.”

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