Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February…

Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Pinterest proceeds to IPO stage

Rakuten is among the investors in line for an exit following Pinterest’s decision to file confidentially for an initial public offering expected to value it at more than $12bn in the next four months.

Just sets $200m funding course

Just, the Uni-President Enterprises-backed, plant-based food supplier formerly known as Hampton Creek, is seeking $200m in fresh funding primarily from Chinese investors.

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GCV Israel 2019
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GCV Symposium 2019
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Make Innovation Happen - SXSW 2019
10th March 2019
Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
Credit Suisse expands Entrepreneur Capital to $199m
Credit Suisse has added an extra $70m to its Entrepreneur Capital fund and invested an undisclosed amount in drone developer Perspective Robotics.
GV helps send $50m to ThousandEyes
The network management software producer has increased its overall funding to more than $110m in a series D round led by GV with backing from Salesforce Ventures.
Ajisen Ramen pays another visit to Yunnex
Fast food retailer Ajisen Ramen reinvested in the smart point-of-sale device provider in a $20m series B-plus round led by Hezhi Investment.
Calypso Biotech dances through series A round
Merck Group and Johnson & Johnson both invested in a $22.6m round for the autoimmune disease drug developer, six years after it was spun off from Merck Serono.
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