It’s been a while since I updated on trends in this space so quite a few to add.
- Is Apple about to start pumping money into startups? A $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, the top ride-hailing service in China could be a sign it is.
- Liberty Mutual Launches Venture Capital Group. Liberty Mutual Group has launched an in-house venture capital group to invest in early-stage companies whose products lie at the intersection of technology and services for the insurance industry.
- Volkswagen pumps $300 million in to Uber rival Gett
- Meg Whitman (Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO ) is doling out $100 million to startups this year through quarterly ‘coffees with Meg’
- AOL’s newest employee perk: VC funding for your startup. Excellent form of support for the Intrapreneur.
- New Microsoft Ventures Unit to Focus on Early Stage Investment
- INSEAD alumni launch startup incubator in Singapore
- Igniting a Companywide Startup Culture of Entrepreneur. Cisco talks about their Innovate Everywhere Challenge, a uniquely designed program that encourages each employee to think and act like an entrepreneur in a startup – a Lean Startup. (You can download a comprehensive white paper on the Innovate Everywhere Challenge here, and listen to a 30-minute broadcast with Innovation Leader Live here.)
- How Disney Found Its Way Back to Creative Success. A great look at how Disney are reinventing themselves.
- Salesforce pushes new $50M venture fund as it shifts to ‘AI first’ strategy
- What It Takes to Innovate Within Large Corporations. Some great stories of Intrapreneur’s doing their thing.
- Kellogg Launches VC Fund to Invest in Food Startups
- How incumbents become digital disruptors. Digital disruption isn’t just for hip start-ups. Incumbents can not only compete but actually lead radical industry change if they pay attention to the way their business model is shifting and act boldly in response.
- 7 Reasons Funding Food Startups is Trending for Major Corporations
- Dollar Shave Club and The Disruption of Everything analyzing Unilever’s purchase of Dollar Shave Club
- ‘There’s no fear of failure’: How an iconic 85-year-old company is reviving its ideas and its profits. Recounting Fisher-Price toys (the Mattel-owned company) are transforming.
You can see other updates like this by checking out posts with the #innerventuresupdate tag as well as the original posts I curated under the #research tag which I then used in the InnerVentures trend report that you can find here: Trend Reports