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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 G
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.
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.

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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.
Zhong leaves Next47 for CR Capital
Next47 associate Rachel Zhong has taken a position at CR Capital, which manages a $16bn fund on behalf of conglomerate China Resources Group.
Tokopedia tops up latest round to $1.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba have co-led a $1.1bn round for the e-commerce marketplace that also featured Softbank Ventures Korea.
Byju’s nets Naspers on its way to $400m
Naspers Ventures is leading a funding round for Byju’s already sized at $322m, with a $400m target, that is valuing the online learning platform at $3.6bn.
Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
Megvii makes for $500m in new funding
The facial and body recognition software developer is lining up a round that would value it at between $3.5bn and $4bn, with existing backer Alibaba a possible investor.

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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.
Tokopedia tops up latest round to $1.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba have co-led a $1.1bn round for the e-commerce marketplace that also featured Softbank Ventures Korea.
Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.
Salesforce Ventures sends $100m to Japanese fund
Salesforce Ventures has followed the formation of a $100m Canadian fund in May by investing a further $100m in Japan Trailblazer Fund.
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