Marco Marinucci meets Dennis Clark, the Managing Director of Honda Innovations, in this last episode of Mind the Chat. The evolution of Honda’s presence in Silicon Valley should be looked at as exemplary for corporations that are considering expanding their footprint in the Bay Area: started as Honda Research Institute, then added a CVC unit and R&D team in 2011, and finally morphed in 2017 into Honda Innovations, a separate ~50 people company running 2 major programs.
We are moving from a world where Oil&Gas crowded the top Fortune 500 list to a much more uncertain future. Marco Marinucci discusses about it with Kirk Coburn (Investment Director) and Giancarlo Savini (Implementation Manager) of Shell Ventures, one of the most active CVCs in the Oil&Gas industry, already in the business of helping redesign the future of its industry.
The world will be in desperate need of a way more efficient (and sustainable) construction industry. In this new Mind the Chat Marco Marinucci, CEO of Mind the Bridge, discusses about how to Digitize the Construction industry with Amy Marks, the new evangelist and Head of IC (Industrialized Construction) strategy at Autodesk.
In this Mind the Chat, MtB CEO Marco Marinucci meets his homonym leading Hella Ventures, the CVC arm of Hella, the 100+ yrs old German company made famous by its iconic lights for sport cars, now leader in lidar and radar technology (key components in self driving cars) among other things.
We spend some time with another undiscussed trend-setter among seed accelerators: 500 Startups has become one of the most prolific seed investors in the world (~2500 investments) with a strong international footprint. In this Mind the Chat, Marco Marinucci meets its Director of Global Portfolio Services, Aaron Blumenthal.