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SmartMore arcs to pre-series A round
The computer vision technology startup has secured tens of millions of dollars in a round featuring Lenovo Capital, just over six months after it was founded.
QuantumCTek cultivates $102m IPO
Legend Capital-backed quantum computing technology developer QuantumCTek has filed to raise up to $102m in an initial public offering in Shanghai.
CapitalBio Technology cashes $113m
Sinopec Capital and Meinian Onehealth both invested in the biotech research product maker as it prepares for an initial public offering.
SGX sets aside $128m to buy BidFX
Trading bourse owner SGX will take over the remaining 80% of the FX trading platform operator, its Asian Gateway Investments vehicle having invested $25m last year.
AIpark aces series C round
The smart parking technology developer has received $42.4m of fresh capital which came two years after a series B round led by Nio Capital.
Xingsheng Youxuan goes shopping for $300m
Tencent has reportedly committed to a series C round set to triple grocery delivery platform Xingsheng Youxuan's valuation to $3bn.
Byju’s betters $10bn valuation
The BCC, Naspers and Tencent-backed online education provider has reportedly pushed its valuation to $10.5bn following a sub-$100m investment from Bond.
Genor Biopharma generates filing for $320m IPO
The autoimmune disease and cancer drug developer plans to float in Hong Kong having recently secured $160m from investors including a Charoen Pokphand-backed fund.

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Everbright Photonics lasers in on series C
Up Optotech-backed laser-diode chip foundry Everbright Photonics secured $21.2m in a round led by brokerage Huatai Securities.
Zuoyebang hangs up $750m
SoftBank Vision Fund made its first investment in Baidu's online education spinoff as part of a series E round reportedly set to value it at $6.5bn pre-money.
YJ Capital wangles new COO
Hogil Doh has ascended to a chief operating officer position at Yahoo Japan’s investment arm, after joining in February from fellow corporate venturing unit Rakuten Ventures.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Agora accomplishes $350m flotation
The SIG-backed video communication software provider priced its shares above the range and will go public later today.
Boost boasts $70m from Great Eastern
Insurer Great Eastern invested in Axiata Digital’s e-wallet platform at a $320m valuation, with the proceeds to go to expanding the latter's presence in Asia.

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CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Shinichiro Hori, YJ Capital
Despite uncertainty, Yahoo Japan’s corporate venturing vehicle will continue its efforts in innovation and technology in the Japanese ecosystem through collaborations with startups.
Gojek carts away $1.2bn
Unnamed investors have added $1.2bn to a round already featuring AIA, Mitsubishi, Visa, SCB, Astra International, Tencent, JD.com and Google that reportedly now totals near $3bn.
Beike Zhaofang moves to $2.4bn round
SoftBank reportedly invested $1bn in the online real estate brokerage as part of a $2.41bn round also featuring Tencent at a valuation of more than $14bn.
Grab takes $856m amidst Gojek merger rumours
Reports suggest Grab, which just raised $856m from strategic partners TIS and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is in talks to merge with rival Gojek in a $23bn deal.
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