Japan's First ESG-Focused Global Venture Capital Fund "MPower Partners Fund L.P." | News

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The fund will focus on investments into growth- to late-stage Japanese startups, and the remainder into earlier-stage overseas startups, in industries such as healthcare/wellness, fintech, next-generation work/education, next-generation consumer, and environment/sustainability. The target of capital commitments is anticipated to be US$150 million, and currently committedContinue Reading

Japan's First ESG-Focused Global Venture Capital Fund "MPower Partners Fund L.P."

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The fund will focus on investments into growth- to late-stage Japanese startups, and the remainder into earlier-stage overseas startups, in industries such as healthcare/wellness, fintech, next-generation work/education, next-generation consumer, and environment/sustainability. The target of capital commitments is anticipated to be US$150 million, and currently committedContinue Reading

How Synchrony aims to diversify venture capital with $15M investment

STAMFORD — A year ago, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and ensuing nationwide protests, the country’s largest private-label credit card provider pledged to ramp up its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Today, it continues to launch initiatives to support that commitment. Stamford-based Synchrony is allocating $15Continue Reading

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Climate change is not the only global environmental threat that demands attention. Scientists widely agree that loss of wildlife and the natural environment is an equally urgent crisis that threatens to become Earth’s sixth mass extinction. Unlike efforts to fight climate change, there is no globally accepted metric for savingContinue Reading

Leading Mobile Entertainment Company Jam City to Become Publicly Traded Company Through Merger with DPCM Capital, Inc.

LOS ANGELES & MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jam City, Inc. (“Jam City”), a leading mobile entertainment company behind some of the world’s highest grossing and most enduring mobile games, and DPCM Capital, Inc. (“DPCM Capital”) (NYSE: XPOA), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company led by Emil Michael, today announced that they haveContinue Reading

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This month, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) board of directors meets to decide whether to approve the bank’s proposed new environmental and social framework. The board, made up of member government representatives, should pay close attention to a glaring loophole: a new mode of development financing, which seeks toContinue Reading

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Shell selects Polarion software from Siemens to digitalize and streamline global capital project data

PLANO, Texas, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Siemens Digital Industries Software today announced that Royal Dutch Shell has selected Polarion Requirements™ software as the foundation for managing and streamlining the flow of requirements across Shell’s global Capital Projects ecosystem. Shell will leverage Siemens’ Polarion to accelerate development of its digitalContinue Reading

March Investment Recap: More Than $200M of Fresh Capital Gets Injected into the Esports Ecosystem 

During the month of March 2021, The Esports Observer tracked 23 investments raised by esports-relevant companies. Disclosed investments amounted to $233M USD, bringing the total sum of disclosed investments in 2021 to $1.9B.  In addition to several significant investments, including Overwolf’s $50M+ and Envy Gaming’s 40M Series C financing rounds, several private placement deals by Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange listedContinue Reading