18 09, 2018

Cigna Venture Fund for Healthcare Startup Growth

By | 2018-09-18T07:11:27+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna announced Wednesday it has committed $250 million to a corporate venture fund meant to spur healthcare startup growth. Named Cigna Ventures, the fund is aimed at investing in new, innovative healthcare companies focused on improving care quality, affordability, choice and more. Cigna said it will use the venture fund to identify early stage [...]

18 09, 2018

Lockheed venture arm spreads its wings overseas 

By | 2018-09-18T07:10:41+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Corporate, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Lockheed Martin’s venture capital arm focused on emerging technologies has made its first investment outside the United States in Main Sequence Ventures, itself another emerging technology investment fund that is just a year old. Australia-based Main Sequence Ventures said Wednesday it closed an almost $232 million fund with Lockheed Martin Ventures among several backers that [...]

5 09, 2018

Taking Startups to the Next Level: TransUnion Partners with University of Chicago’s Polsky Center

By | 2018-09-05T08:40:01+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Corporate, Illinois|0 Comments

A new partnership between TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) and the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will take startups to the next level with the use of cutting-edge data assets. The program supports entrepreneurial innovation and provides University of Chicago students with access to TransUnion's Startup Credit Kit, a suite of innovative solutions to support [...]

29 08, 2018

Foxconn Creates $100M Venture Fund 

By | 2018-08-29T16:54:24+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Corporate, Venture Fund, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Foxconn Technology Group continues to make its presence felt in the Wisconsin business community. The latest move: The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is forming a $100 million early-stage venture capital fund with three of the Badger State’s leading companies and organizations. Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, and Foxconn will each contribute $25 million to the fund, [...]

24 08, 2018

Toyota VC Unit Investing in Robotic Startups, U Michigan and Imperial College included

By | 2018-08-24T06:39:15+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

To solve some of the world's biggest problems, it will take innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). That's the goal of Toyota AI Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital (VC) subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Toyota AI Ventures invests in companies developing AI, autonomous mobility, cloud, data, and robotics technology. Toyota AI Ventures recently issued a call for innovation [...]

22 08, 2018

How Johnson & Johnson is using startup incubators to find new talent

By | 2018-08-22T20:45:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Johnson & Johnson is using a network of incubators in 11 cities to position itself as an innovative brand in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and in the consumer products area. For a company like Johnson & Johnson, finding talent with expertise in technologies like data analytics, blockchain and connected devices is a big concern. As new [...]

2 08, 2018

Nationwide venture fund makes second strategic startup investment in U College London spinout

By | 2018-08-02T08:39:49+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Corporate, UK/England|0 Comments

Nationwide Building Society has participated in a $1.8 million seed funding round for a GDPR-compliant data sharing startup spun out of University College London. Founded just 18-months ago, Hazy's online platform automatically anonymises datasets shared between business entities, using AI to sniff out personal data buried in files. GDPR legislation means that use of anonymisation [...]

18 07, 2018

Sony Research Award Program Continues in Third Year Promoting Innovation and Technological Development with U.S. and Canadian Universities

By | 2018-07-18T08:29:42+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Sony today announced the continuation of the Sony Research Award Program, an academic awards program to provide U.S. and Canadian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research projects in collaboration with Sony's own research division. "Sony established the Research Award Program in 2016 to foster relationships with academic institutions and to spearhead advanced research [...]

28 06, 2018

Oracle selects 5 startups for Israel accelerator program

By | 2018-06-28T09:23:16+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

Oracle today announced the second cohort of startups for the company’s six-month Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Tel Aviv. Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to enable next-generation growth and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout their journey. Managed by members of Oracle’s R&D team, the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator provides mentoring [...]

19 06, 2018

BP and Cambridge University joint-venture Silicon Microgravity raises $7m

By | 2018-06-19T08:50:25+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Corporate|0 Comments

A joint-venture between petrol giant BP and Cambridge University has raised $7m to further its work on novel surveillance and detection technology for the oil and gas industry. Investors IP Group, Parkwalk, BP Ventures and Cambridge Enterprise have put the cash into Silicon Microgravity. The company believes its technology has the potential to disrupt current practices [...]