Corporate venturing and the future of mobility and automotive technology 2016

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

Corporate VC from Magna, the largest company you’ve never heard of ($32bn in revenues last year).

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).

Finding and creating new value in mobility: Q&A with Jonathan Tudor (Investment Director, BP Castrol innoVentures)

  Today’s automotive and transportation industries are vulnerable to disruption. Car sharing, ride-hailing, electrification, connectivity, the rapid emerge of autonomous vehicles in passenger and industrial transportation, and the demand for ‘mobility as a service’ are potentially as game-changing as the switch from horse and cart to the car and the railways. Corporate venture capitalists from … Continue reading Finding and creating new value in mobility: Q&A with Jonathan Tudor (Investment Director, BP Castrol innoVentures)

Corporate VCs filling holes on the road to autonomous vehicles – Part 2: Q&A with Brian Lowry, Investment Manager at Caterpillar Ventures

I interviewed Brian Lowry for ‘Venturing and the future of mobility and automotive technology’, a Global Corporate Venturing report to be published later in November ahead of the December 1st conference in London of the same name. If you have strong views on the future of mobility and you’d like to be interviewed for the … Continue reading Corporate VCs filling holes on the road to autonomous vehicles – Part 2: Q&A with Brian Lowry, Investment Manager at Caterpillar Ventures

Peloton Technology, Inc. – a case study in multi-industry automotive co-investment

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, all of which are shareholders in Peloton. The report will be released in November ahead of a conference of the same … Continue reading Peloton Technology, Inc. – a case study in multi-industry automotive co-investment

Filling holes on the road to autonomous vehicles – Part 1: what are non-automotive corporate VCs up to?

Varun Jain, early stage investor at Qualcomm Ventures (interviewed below) will lead a session on ‘Holes on the road to autonomy and how to fill them’ at the December 1st GCV conference ‘Venturing and the Future of Mobility and Automotive Technology’. In addition to Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate VCs interviewed for this article are Nokia … Continue reading Filling holes on the road to autonomous vehicles – Part 1: what are non-automotive corporate VCs up to?

How to raise capital from corporate VCs

10 pieces of advice for advanced material and physical sciences start-ups Tom Whitehouse, Chairman of LEIF (an advisory business) and Contributing Editor, Global Corporate Venturing Treat capital-raising as a business development exercise Keep it complicated (but not too complicated) Start raising capital from corporate VCs before you need it Allocate time efficiently Don’t limit your … Continue reading How to raise capital from corporate VCs

The missing link: Overcoming Britain’s failure to commercialise advanced materials

This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’, which is sponsored by Peloton Advisors, Innovate UK, Enso Ventures and Norton Rose Fulbright. Peloton builds boards and management teams for young technology and engineering businesses. Working with private and public companies, the main … Continue reading The missing link: Overcoming Britain’s failure to commercialise advanced materials

Innovate UK – De-risking advanced materials technologies for corporate VCs

This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’. Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation’s agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Since 2007, Innovate UK … Continue reading Innovate UK – De-risking advanced materials technologies for corporate VCs

Chemicals meets wearables via 3D printing

This blog was initially published in the September issue of Global Corporate Venturing. Disclosure: Enso Ventures (quoted below) is a sponsor of the Advanced Materials Society (AMS) programme, Venturing in the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Nexus. The Advanced Materials Society is co-organised by LEIF. Alex Baum of Evonik Venture Capital, an investor in Wiivv (see below) will be … Continue reading Chemicals meets wearables via 3D printing

Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures

Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures  This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’, which is sponsored by Enso Ventures and Peloton Advisors. The conference will be hosted by Norton Rose Fullbright. Please contact me if you'd like to find out more about the … Continue reading Q&A with Kirill Mudryy, Enso Ventures

Oscillated, not stirred: NiTech Solutions’ license to crystallise (continuously)

Q&A with Paul Hodges, Chairman of NiTech Solutions This blog accompanies the GCV Advanced Materials Society November 10th conference and report, ‘Venturing in the advanced materials and manufacturing nexus’, which is sponsored by Enso Ventures and Peloton Advisors, and which will feature NiTech Solutions in the 'Giants of Tomorrow' session. Please contact me if you'd like to … Continue reading Oscillated, not stirred: NiTech Solutions’ license to crystallise (continuously)