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Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 March 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Hopin hops to $400m series C
Salesforce Ventures took part in a round that near tripled the valuation of the virtual events platform developer to $5.65bn in just four months.
Crypto.com creates $200m corporate venturing fund
The cryptocurrency services and product provider will make strategic investments at seed or series A stage through the newly formed Crypto.com Capital.
SiCepat expedites with $170m series B close
Telkom Indonesia’s MDI Ventures unit has helped the e-commerce shipping platform complete its latest round, following an earlier tranche in December.
Century Therapeutics sells Bayer on $160m round
Returning investor Leaps by Bayer was among the participants in the cell-based immunotherapy developer’s series C round having previously led a $250m round in 2019.
Caribou Biosciences clinches $115m
Heritage Medical Systems and AbbVie Ventures took part in genome editing technology developer Caribou Biosciences' first funding round in five years.
Exscientia expands series C round to $100m
Funds managed by BlackRock added $40m to the $60m supplied for the drug development technology developer by investors including Novo, Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb in May.
Lava Therapeutics flows toward public markets
Biox Biosciences, Novo, Sanofi and Merck & Co are all in line to exit the immuno-oncology therapy developer, which has filed for a $100m initial public offering.

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Uplight upgrades to unicorn valuation
The utility engagement software provider secured the funding in a round co-led by Schneider Electric and AES Corporation at a $1.5bn valuation.
Corporates help Infcurion find $22m
Ceres, Dai Nippon Printing, Japan Post Investment, Money Forward, TIS and Toppan all backed the business development, incubation and investment company's latest round.
TaxBit takes $100m in series A round
PayPal Ventures and Coinbase Ventures are among the new investors in TaxBit, the creator of a cryptocurrency tax automation software platform.
Okta organises $6.5bn Auth0 acquisition
Salesforce Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, DTCP and Telstra Ventures are set to exit the authentication technology developer in an all-stock transaction.
Doma homes in on $3bn reverse merger
SoftBank and existing Doma investor Lennar are contributing to a $300m PIPE deal that will support the property transaction technology provider's reverse merger.
DispatchHealth transports in $200m
Echo Health Ventures and Humana have returned to back the healthcare delivery provider’s series D round, which valued it at $1.7bn.

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Hopin hops to $400m series C
Salesforce Ventures took part in a round that near tripled the valuation of the virtual events platform developer to $5.65bn in just four months.
Okta organises $6.5bn Auth0 acquisition
Salesforce Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, DTCP and Telstra Ventures are set to exit the authentication technology developer in an all-stock transaction.
Doma homes in on $3bn reverse merger
SoftBank and existing Doma investor Lennar are contributing to a $300m PIPE deal that will support the property transaction technology provider's reverse merger.
Klarna collates $1bn
The instalment finance provider, which counts several corporates as investors, almost tripled its valuation to $31bn in the round.
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