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The luxury auto maker is leveraging its innovation hub to fast track advancements to its racing and consumer product lineups. [Maxim]
The tech giant launched its CVC unit in 2008 with the mission of creating strategic and long-term financial value through investments, M&A, and expansion. [CMC Markets]
The gaming giant’s Strategic Innovation Lab welcomes a new cohort of global entrepreneurs focusing on blockchain enabled gaming, “positive entertainment,” and VR/AR. [Venturebeat]
L’Oreal just opened a second US headquarters in El Segundo, making it the latest in a string of beauty manufacturers, retailers, and technology start-ups that have moved into the region. [Glossy]
Venture Capital Investments in agtech doubled to $5B in 2020. The sector has seen over $15B in investment since 2010. [Progressive Farmer]
On The Move
Mark Mahaney Joins Evercore ISI as Senior Managing Director & Head of Internet Research
The long-time internet industry analyst joins Evercore from RBC Capital Markets where he was Managing Director, Internet Research.
Former Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns Joins Opus as CEO
The long-time Nielsen executive takes the helm at Opus – the independent, strategic brand and experience marketing agency.
Tech Marketing Veteran Alyson Griffin Joins State Farm As Head of Marketing
Griffin was formerly VP of Global Marketing at Intel and Hewlett Packard.
Mark Cousin Joins Universal Hydrogen as VP of Engineering
The Airbus veteran was formerly CEO of A^3, the Silicon Valley innovation unit of Airbus
The Ad Council Names Elise James-Decruise as its First Chief Equity Officer
The former Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer of talent management firm Marcus Thomas joins the public service advertising non-profit in this new role.