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Corporate venturing deal net: 19-23 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SBI helps Reclo rack up funding
The luxury goods resale platform received $33.8m in a round backed by SBI Investment and SBI Securities that will fund international growth.
SoftBank Vision Fund makes a play for Pipilis
John Pipilis has left Deutsche Bank after nearly 20 years and could lead financing efforts on behalf of SoftBank Vision Fund.
Play Ventures levels up fund to $40m
Rovio supplied $3m of the capital as game-focused venture investor Play Ventures closed a fund that was oversubscribed by $10m.
Uhuru to connect to UK's public markets
IoT management software provider Uhuru plans to file for an offering that would allow Salesforce, Mitsui, SoftBank, NEC and NGK Spark Plug to exit.
Tencent pours $80m into Yijiupi
The consumer goods trading platform has secured nearly $80m from existing investor Tencent in a deal that took its total funding past $510m.
Omar gets expanded AirAsia role
Aireen Omar will take on AirAsia Group's wider corporate venturing purview having served as CEO of its RedBeat Ventures unit since January 2018.
Access Ventures accepts corporate backing
Clothing manufacturers Nodo and F&F are among the limited partners for a fund with a $50m ceiling, while Line Ventures is also expected to invest.

Other News

Snapdeal speaks to SoftBank over $100m round
SoftBank could invest $50m to $60m in e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal to lead a round that could possibly stretch to $100m.
Tencent sends Xiaobangguihua to series B stage
Tencent has led a $28.4m round for financial planning advice provider Xiaobangguihua that included existing investor Reinsurance Group of America.
TSE gives Giftee IPO permission
The digital gifting platform, which counts KDDI as its largest investor, expects to raise approximately $51.7m when it floats in Tokyo.
Allianz homes in on for series B
Online real estate platform raised $15.2m in a round that was co-led by Allianz X at a $75m post-money valuation, and plans to now expand in Southeast Asia.
ByteDance takes a ride on Baike
ByteDance has paid an undisclosed amount for a 22.2% stake in the social referencing portal, in a bid to further take on rival Baidu.
Marico bulks up Revofit investment
Marico will acquire an additional 14.5% of fitness and wellness app developer Revofit over the next year having initially invested in 2018.

Editor's Picks

Naspers reaches Meesho in $125m round
Facebook provided $25m for the social commerce marketplace as part of a Naspers-led round that has been set to value it at up to $650m.
Fund in the News: Delight Ventures
Delight Ventures’ Dai Watanabe has spoken to GCV about the unit’s strategy and how it intends to work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees to foster innovation.
SoftBank sorts $108bn for Vision Fund II
Limited partners including Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and Dai-ichi Life have agreed to commit to the massive-scale fund, which is in talks to secure even more capital.
Didi Chuxing mobilises Toyota for $600m deal
Toyota will invest $600m into Didi Chuxing and form a joint venture also involving GAC Toyota Motor that will be focused on vehicle-related services for ride hailing drivers.
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