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Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February 2019
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.
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.

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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.
Mojio moves series B to $40m
The connected vehicle technology developer has expanded a series B round that includes Assurant, Robert Bosch, Amazon, Innogy, Telus, Deutsche Telekom and its T-Mobile subsidiary.
BiomX rides to $32m series B
Johnson & Johnson, Takeda, Chong Kun Dang and Handok were among the participants in a series B round expected to advance acne and IBD drugs into the clinic.
Ant Financial parks up in Like Chuxing
Ant Financial has joined existing investor Legend Holdings in a series B-plus round that adds tens of millions of dollars to the car leasing platform provider's overall funding.
Wowqu houses series B funding
Mofang Apartment has tapped its investment unit to invest in the 58.com-backed apartment rental platform operator's $29.7m series B round.
Ucommune seeks home in public markets
The workspace operator is reportedly seeking a $3bn valuation in a US IPO that would allow a host of corporates including several real estate developers to exit.

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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.
Rivian rides Amazon to $700m
Amazon has led the electric truck developer's latest round, which featured existing backers likely to have included corporates Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
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