Real Estate Technology Ventures has achieved a final close of $108m for a first fund backed by Aimco, Boardwalk, Essex, MidAmerica and UDR, and made a follow-on investment in SmartRent.
Legrand has acquired its portfolio company Netatmo for an undisclosed amount, three years after the corporate led the smart home device maker's $32m series B round.
Applied Materials' corporate venturing unit is partnering Empire State Development to fund startups in upstate New York while investing in an R&D hub at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
The transportation services provider is eyeing mobility startups with $100m corporate venturing fund ComfortDelGro Capital Partners.
The corporate has resurrected the Schneider Electric Ventures unit it folded into Aster in 2010 and will invest up to $565m through the vehicle.
Lisa Suennen has joined law firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips two months after leaving GE Ventures, and will head its corporate venturing fund.
Call centre software provider Talkdesk has formed a $10m investment fund partially based on one of its investors, Salesforce Ventures.
The automotive parts producer intends to invest $26.3m in robotics, semiconductor, advanced materials and car components technology in the next two years.