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Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 August 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Fanatics fetches $350m
The Alibaba and SoftBank-backed sports apparel merchant increased its valuation to $6.2bn in a series E round co-led by Fidelity and Thrive Capital.
CureVac comes to public markets in $213m IPO
GlaxoSmithKline Eli Lilly and Genmab-backed messenger RNA drug developer CureVac priced the offering at the top of its range.
Impossible Foods digs into $200m series G
The plant-based food producer boosted its valuation to $4bn and has now raised a total of $1.5bn from investors including GV.
JD Logistics gets on Kuayue Express
The JD.com subsidiary is set to pay $432m for a majority stake in the GLP-backed logistics services provider through a mixture of primary and secondary investment.
F2G affirms Novo-backed round
The fungal disease drug developer pulled in $60.8m from investors including Novo, which is switching board members at the company.
Kin Insurance clinches $35m series B
CSAA subsidiary Avanta Ventures returned for a round that will help the home insurance provider expand across the United States.
Varjo closes $54m series C
Virtual and mixed reality headset developer Varjo more than doubled its overall funding in a round in which Volvo Cars Tech Fund reinvested.

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Lumeon loops in $30m
The healthcare automation software developer has now raised $70m altogether, with Optum Ventures leading its latest round.
Unfold reveals $30m
Leaps by Bayer and Temasek have partnered to form a seed development startup that is focusing on the vertical farming market.
KE Holdings bakes up $2.1bn flotation
Tencent is buying $160m of shares in the real estate platform's initial public offering, which also provides an exit for SoftBank Vision Fund.
Salesforce chimes in as Gong raises $200m
Salesforce Ventures has participated in a series D round for Gong that increased the customer service software provider's valuation to $2.2bn.
SK Automation skates to $105m IPO
SAIC Capital has scored an exit less than two years after it invested in the now publicly-listed intelligent manufacturing technology provider.
Fineos finds Limelight for $75m acquisition
MassMutual, Axa, Wanxiang, Principal Life, Aflac, Wells Fargo and Transamerica are all set to exit the insurance automation platform developer.

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KE Holdings bakes up $2.1bn flotation
Tencent is buying $160m of shares in the real estate platform's initial public offering, which also provides an exit for SoftBank Vision Fund.
Epic announces $1.78bn in funding
The $250m investment made by Sony in July was rolled into the Fortnite developer's latest round, which valued it at $17.3bn post-money.
BigCommerce digs up $216m in IPO
The Telstra, Softbank and American Express-backed e-commerce software provider BigCommerce floated above an expanded range.
Relay receives $400m in initial public offering
The oncology therapy developer has gone public in an upsized offering that provided exits for SoftBank Vision Fund and Alphabet's GV unit.
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