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Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Wipro pipes up with $150m Fund II
Wipro's strategic investment arm has followed its $100m first fund with a second one, having backed 16 companies and exited two.
Hantoro hurries to Telkomsel
MDI Ventures’ acting chief executive, Setyanto Hantoro, has shifted to managing director of another Telkom Indonesia subsidiary, Telkomsel.
OneConnect upgrades IPO to $347m
Ping An's financial technology spinoff, which also counts SoftBank Vision Fund and SBI as shareholders, has sold an additional $35.2m in shares in the offering.
Zelgen sells Shanghai on $294m IPO
Minsheng Life-backed oncology drug developer Zelgen has priced an initial public offering set to value it at more than $1.1bn.
Taiping ties up $1bn fund with CICC
The insurance firm has partnered China International Capital Corporation on a vehicle that will invest in companies situated in China's Bay Area.
Zhu zips from Fosun RZ to Carsome
Juliet Zhu has left Fosun RZ Capital after two years, most recently as director of Southeast Asia, to take the chief financial officer position at automotive e-commerce marketplace Carsome.
Jimoty looks to jump to public markets
Opt, NTT Docomo, Lilfull, Japan Best Rescue System and Proto Corporation could exit the classified listings platform, which has received approval for a Tokyo IPO.

Other News

Weibo weighs in with Ymatou investment
The cross-border e-commerce marketplace has received an undisclosed eight-figure renminbi amount from Weibo, which will help boost its livestreaming capabilities.
SoftBank Investment Advisers bags Agnihotri
Vikas Agnihotri has left Google India after nearly a decade to join Vision Fund manager SoftBank Investment Advisers to help boost its investments in the country.
BoCloud beckons Nio for series C round
Nio Capital has led a $14.5m series C round for BoCloud that also attracted existing backer JD Cloud, a contributor to its last round.
Saudi Aramco oils the wheels of $500m fund
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is preparing a $500m second fund following on from a first fund of the same size, launched by the unit in 2012.
Xiaohongshu returns to $500m funding talks
The Tencent and Alibaba-backed social commerce platform suspended the dicussions last year but is now retrying for financing at a $6bn valuation.
Alibaba helps Nice Tuan nick new funding
Alibaba has taken part in an $88.3m round for the community e-commerce platform that came five months after its merger with counterpart Niwoning.

Editor's Picks

Sovereign wealth funds cool on Vision Fund II
Public Investment Fund and Mubadala, which put up a total of $60bn for the first Vision Fund, are reportedly looking to downgrade their exposure to the second vehicle, as We Company postpones its IPO.
Megvii makes for Hong Kong to IPO
The Alibaba and Foxconn-backed facial-recognition technology developer has filed for an offering that is reportedly set to raise $500m to $1bn.
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.
Delight Ventures marks its independence
Managing partner Dai Watanabe discusses the unit’s strategy and how it will work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees.
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