Can a Major Firm Be a Venture Capitalist?

Tokyo-based Trend Micro—a force in the cybersecurity industry—announced last week that it is rolling out a $100 million venture capital effort, apparently to fund startups in the internet-of-things space. The idea, in its own words, is “to dive into new areas without disrupting core business  More ►


Meat Giant Treads on Silicon Vallley

Tyson Foods, the US-based meat processor, has earmarked $150 million to launch its own venture capital fund. The amount represents about 25% of the total amount committed by all sources to food and agriculture startups in 2015. Ostensibly, the move is an attempt to circumvent the major Silicon Valley  More ►