Artur Faria is CEO of Oxygea, a new CVC arm of Brazil-based Braskem, which was just announced last month.
Like a growing number of CVCs, Oxygea combines venture investment with venture-building activities (also known as CVB), the latter for which the unit plans to have 10 companies in its accelerator programme at any given time.
With Oxygea’s focus trained on sustainability and the digital transformation, Faria speaks about how capital will be allocated across its various functions and how Braskem has already rolled over several companies into its CVB portfolio.
He also talks through the inception of Oxygea and the rationale behind it, how he sees innovation progressing in Latin America and how corporates should walk their innovation talk.
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