Honda parks capital in VC funds

Honda’s Silicon Valley laboratory has formed strategic partnerships with funds being run by 360 Capital Partners, JB Nordic Ventures, SOSV and Yunqi Partners.

Grab revs up $150m Yamaha investment

Grab has increased its latest round to $2.85bn with a $150m investment by its latest strategic partner, Yamaha Motor.

AutoNation goes Vroom in $146m series…

The car retailer invested $50m to lead Vroom’s series G round, becoming its first corporate backer and helping increase the online car retailer’s total funding to $440m.

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Plaid prises $250m from investors
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.
Farfetch runs to $250m Stadium Goods acquisition
The fashion e-commerce platform has agreed to buy Stadium Goods less than two years after its $4.6m series A round, handing exits to LMVH and Chernin Group.
Corporates help ShopKeep round up $65m
The fintech platform has raised equity financing from backers including First Data and Salesforce Ventures while Orix and Pacific Western Bank provided debt.
Cisco lines up nine-figure Luxtera acquisition
Cisco has reportedly outbid others and is set to buy Tokyo Electron-backed semiconductor technology developer Luxtera for hundreds of millions of dollars.
InVision gets $115m series F infusion
Atlassian contributed to the round as part of a previously announced strategic agreement with InVision to integrate each other’s technologies into their respective products.
Licious orders in $25m
Nichirei Corp led Licious' series D round, three months after the online meat and fish delivery service raised $25m in a separate round led by Bertelsmann.
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