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The RealReal to live it up in IPO
The Novel-backed second-hand luxury goods marketplace, valued at $745m in its last round, has approached investment banks about underwriting an initial public offering this year.
Desktop Metal directs itself towards $150m
An undisclosed industrial company is reportedly set to lead a series E round for the 3D metal printer producer, which is backed by Ford, GV, Stratasys, Saudi Aramco, GE, Techtronic and Lowe's.
HighLife hits series B round
The LivaNova-backed mitral valve replacement system developer has collected $36.3m in a round that increased its funding to almost $57m altogether.
Viacom vies for Pluto TV in $500m deal
Viacom could potentially pay between $300m and $500m to acquire the online streaming platform, whose investors include Sky, Samsung, Scripps, ProSiebenSat.1, UTA, Universal Music Group and Windsor Media.
Pro.com fixes up $33m series B
The home renovation software developer has raised $33m in a round co-led by Redfin, Goldman Sachs and WestRiver, taking its total funding to more than $50m.
Lionbridge snaps up corporate-backed Gengo
Lionbridge has acquired the online translation platform, which counts Intel, SBI Group, Mistubishi, Allied Architects, Recruit and Libertad as investors, for an undisclosed sum.
ScaleFactor to grow with $30m series B
The Citi Ventures-backed bookkeeping software provider has increased its total funding to almost $43m in a Bessemer Venture Partners-led round.
Innovaccer gets $35m funding injection
Microsoft’s M12 subsidiary led an extension that brought Innovaccer’s series B round to a $35m close, and the company’s overall funding to $51m.

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Parfett finds Scentre on departure from Qantas
David Parfett, who helped Qantas form a CVC unit as head of its Innovation and Ventures team, will do the same for Westfield owner Scentre.
HyperScience hits series B round with $30m
QBE and TD Ameritrade have taken part in a series B round that will be used to develop the company's artificial intelligence-based data entry technology.
Drums Food scoops up series C funding
The youghurt producer has completed a $25.6m co-led by Danone's Manifesto Ventures subsidiary that increased its overall debt and equity financing to more than $46m.
Boeing flies into Isotropic's $14m series A
Boeing HorizonX Ventures has led a series A round for the satellite terminal developer, which plans to work with the corporate's other portfolio companies in developing its technology.
Bolder Surgical performs $27m funding operation
Formerly known as JustRight, Bolder has raised fresh funding in a Providence Ventures-backed round and rebranded to expand beyond paediatric equipment.
Analysis: Byton to hitch another $500m ride
Smart car maker Byton seeks to raise another $500m after having raised a $500m corporate-backed rounds last year.

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Fund in the News: National Grid Partners
NGP's Lisa Lambert has spoken to Global Corporate Venturing about the unit's investment parameters, the need for disruptive investments in the energy sector and the priorities when hiring for a new corporate venturing fund.
Zomato readies billion-dollar order
Ant Financial is set to lead a round that could value online restaurant listings and ordering platform Zomato at $3bn, while SoftBank looks to rival Swiggy.
Hello TransTech greets Ant Financial in $582m round
Hellobike owner Hello TransTech has defied difficulties in the bicycle rental sector to raise $582m in a round co-led by existing investor Ant Financial.
CVC in 2018 - The Trends: Part Two
In the second half of our guide to corporate venturing's biggest trends in 2018, we look at the growth of Chinese tech companies, genomics, advances in transport tech and the growth of the scooter rental space.
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