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Google points North to acquisition
Google paid a reported $180m for Amazon and Intel-backed North Wearables, the augmented reality glasses developer having sought a buyer since spring.
Away packs up bridge financing
Comcast Ventures-backed smart luggage brand Away has reportedly secured $30m to $40m in bridge financing as it faces a downturn in business due to the coronavirus.
Mirror reflects on $500m acquisition
At-home fitness company Mirror is set to be acquired by Lululemon for $500m, after the corporate contributed to its series B round in November.
Coty cuts off $200m for KKW investment
The beauty and cosmetics group is acquiring a 20% stake in Kim Kardashian West's beauty brand at a $1bn valuation in connection with a partnership agreement.
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.
Scotts Miracle-Gro plants $50m fund
1868 Ventures will fund agriculture, lawncare and sustainable packaging technology developers, providing up to $2.5m for a first investment.
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.
Kutesmart measures out IPO intentions
The Fosun-backed smart apparel technology provider has filed to raise just over $50m on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s ChiNext market.

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Louis Dreyfus plants corporate venturing initiative
The merchant group’s LDC Innovations fund will back food and agtech startups, with Max Clegg, its former head of food innovation, heading up the unit.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 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.
DoorDash speeds to $400m
The SoftBank-backed food delivery service hiked its valuation from $13bn to $16bn in a round led by Durable Capital Partners.
Stockwell presses the stop button
The Alphabet-backed smart vending operator is set to close down in the next two weeks having been valued at $100m in its last round.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 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.
Alkemics collects series C funding
The retail collaboration platform developer has now raised more than $52m in total, existing backer SEB Alliance returning for a $23.9m round.

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Instacart collects $225m at bumper valuation
The shopping delivery app developer, which counts Comcast, American Express and Amazon among its investors, boosted its valuation to $13.7bn in the round.
DoorDash chases $15bn valuation in next round
The SoftBank-backed food delivery app developer is reportedly close to raising new funding at a pre-money valuation in excess of $15bn.
Letgo links to OfferUp in merger deal
Naspers subsidiary OLX Group led a $120m round for the e-commerce app developers, which have agreed to merge, and will own 40% of the combined entity.
Peloton pulls itself to billion-dollar IPO
Comcast NBCUniversal and Grace Beauty scored exits as Peloton Interactive floated at the top of its range to raise $1.16bn, getting a further $100m in a private placement.
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