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
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
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
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 … Continue reading Q&A with Tony Cannestra, Director of Corporate Ventures at DENSO
“We’re increasingly seeing companies that are as appealing to the oil and gas sector as they are to renewables,” says Geert van de Wouw, MD, Shell Technology Ventures, the corporate venturing unit of the Netherlands and UK-based energy major. “For example, we invested in Maana, a big data solution for us and other players in … Continue reading Energy corporate venturing goes digital (data bytes meet drill bits) – Houston Nov 1st
Ahead of Corporate Venture Houston, GCV’s first Houston conference on November 1st, Kaloyan Andonov, GCV’s top analyst, and I spoke to Kemal Anbarci, vice-president and managing executive of Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), the Houston-based venturing unit of oil and gas major Chevron. The conference, at Partnership Tower, will support Entrepreneurs for Houston, a charity providing … Continue reading Catalysing Houston venture growth after hurricane Harvey
On November 1st Global Corporate Venturing convenes its first conference in Houston with the following questions and themes on our agenda: Energy meets digital – what happens next? Industry 4.0 meets energy – what happens next? Superman vs Batman: Flying cars, autonomous vehicles and the future of energy Corporate venture responses to ‘lower for longer’: Where to … Continue reading Corporate Venture Houston – November 1st
Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles - Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility? Part 3 This is the third in a series of articles published ahead of a debate I’m moderating between François Auque of Airbus Ventures and Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures at the GCV Symposium in London on the future of … Continue reading Let’s roll before we can fly: GM Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and JetBlue Technology Ventures expect autonomous ground-based vehicles to succeed more quickly than flying cars.
Airbus Ventures backs flying cars: Interview with Thomas d’Halluin This is the second in a series of articles published ahead of a debate I’m moderating between François Auque of Airbus Ventures and Jason Ball of Qualcomm Ventures at the GCV Symposium in London on the future of urban and inter-urban transportation. The articles will be … Continue reading Flying Cars vs Autonomous Vehicles – Which will win the race to dominate urban mobility? Part 2
Flowcastings (FLC) is a German advanced manufacturing business working in the aviation, power and oil & gas industries. Wolf Beele, its CEO, is a turbine industry veteran. Previously with General Electric, Siemens and Alstom, he joined FLC last year, following an investment from Energy Innovation Capital, a US energy venture capital fund. Wolf will be … Continue reading Q&A with Wolf Beele, CEO of Flowcastings GmbH
Foreward by Tom Whitehouse, chairman, Leif, and contributing editor, Global Corporate Venturing. Full report available for download from here. Not since the beginning of the automotive industry has it been as open and vulnerable to change as it is today. Car sharing, ride-hailing, electrification, connectivity and the rapid emergence of autonomous vehicles in passenger and industrial … Continue reading Corporate venturing and the future of mobility and automotive technology 2016
This is an excerpt from ‘Venturing and the Future of Mobility and Automotive Technology’, a new report from Global Corporate Venturing and LEIF, which is sponsored by Denso International America, Castrol innoVentures and Magna International. The report will be released late in November ahead of a conference of the same title in London on December 1st, where Jonathan Tudor of Castrol innoVentures and … Continue reading Corporate VC from Magna, the largest company you’ve never heard of ($32bn in revenues last year).