M12 returned to help provide series E funding for customer engagement platform developer Outreach, which has more than doubled its valuation to $1.1bn in under a year.
Short-term accommodation provider Lyric has secured $160m in an Airbnb-led series B round that also featured Tishman Speyer and RXR Realty.
SK Group has put $250m into electronics materials supplier Shenzhen Londian Electrics and will collaborate with the company through a joint venture.
Battery materials developer Sila Nanotechnologies is preparing for commercialisation, after Daimler led a series E round that included Siemens Next47.
Existing backers Standard Chartered and Orix are among the prospective investors as the peer-to-peer lending marketplace seeks $100m in funding.
Legend Capital has led a $100m series B round for automotive-focused imaging technology developer Black Sesame, with SAIC Motor and SK China also among the backers.
Used vehicle e-commerce platform Shift has collected another $40m for a series D round that is backed by Lithia Motors, BMW and Alliance Ventures.
Financial servicec provider Monzo, previously backed by corporate Orange and Stripe, raised $130m round at a valuation of $2.6bn, making it the second most valuable fintech developer in the UK.