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Daily Deal Round Up: July 29, 2021
Carbon-neutral blockchain technology developer Core Scientific raised $54m from Celsius while autoimmune disease therapy developer Topas Therapeutics took a BIVF-backed round past $47m.
Emerging Leaders Q&A – Ryota Suzuki, SIF & IGV
Q&A with Ryota Suzuki, senior investment manager, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV
Droom drives to $200m pre-IPO round
The Beenos, Toyota Tsusho and Digital Garage-backed second-hand car marketplace has secured the first portion of a $200m round at a reported $1.2bn valuation.
MyGlamm fashions $71m series C round
Wipro has returned to back a $47.6m second close for the Amazon, L’Occitane and Times Group-backed beauty service provider’s series C round at a reported $300m valuation.
HappyFresh gets $65m funding delivery
Naver Financial Corporation co-led the grocery ordering app operator’s series D round, which included fellow corporate venturer Z Venture Capital.
GCV Digital Forum 2021: Keeping up with the corporates
500 Startups and TDK Ventures share insights on how today’s multinationals are catalysing innovation.
Daily Deal Round Up: July 28, 2021
Denso took part in a $71m series D round for artificial intelligence technology provider Blaize while inflammatory disease drug developer Aristea closed a $63m Novo and Arena-backed round.
Wiliot wins $200m in series C funding
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led a round for the IoT tagging technology developer that was backed by several other corporate investors.

Other News

ANZ spins off its innovation unit
ANZi has been renamed 1835i Group and will operate as an independent company with sole funding from banking parent ANZ.
MUFG starts $185m second fund
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's MUFG Innovation Partners unit has followed its 2019 debut fund by putting the same amount into a second vehicle.
Daily Deal Round Up: July 27, 2021
SAP.io took part in email software provider Sedna's $34m series B round while Byju's picked up BCC-backed learning app developer Toppr in a deal reportedly sized at about $150m.
Nium nets $200m in series D round
Visa invested in the digital payment platform developer at a valuation above $1bn, taking its overall funding to almost $300m.
PropertyGuru to build $1.35bn reverse merger
The REA Group-backed real estate marketplace is set to carry out a reverse takeover at a $1.35bn valuation almost two years after it withdrew its attempt to float in Australia.
ShareChat shoots to $145m
Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund was among the investors as the social media and short-form video app developer expanded on a $502m round featuring Tencent and Snap.

Editor's Picks

Zomato sets out $1.25bn IPO
The Ant Group, Info Edge and Delivery Hero-backed restaurant listings and food delivery app operator is floating in a dual listing, having secured $562m from anchor investors yesterday.
Micheng Shenghuo shuts down
The corporate-backed bulk grocery retailer has ceased operations approximately a year after it was formed by a merger between Tongcheng Life and Linlinyi.
LinkDoc steps back from IPO plans
The Alibaba-backed medical data software provider has reportedly halted plans for a $211m offering due to regulatory concerns.
Kitopi consumes $415m in series C funding
The cloud kitchen platform developer closed a series C round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 that pulled its valuation past the $1bn mark.
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