Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Alibaba is set to invest $288m in the alcoholic drinks retailer at a time when consumer demand for wine and spirits is rapidly growing in China.
Smart projector and TV manufacturer Holatek has attracted $86.5m in series D funding from a consortium led by Alibaba that featured the newly unveiled 36Kr Fund.
Men's styling and fashion e-commerce platform Thread has now raised $40m altogether, having secured funding from H&M Co:Lab among others.
The food ordering platform has reportedly drawn up a term sheet for a $900m primary and secondary round led by Naspers and backed by Tencent.
The grocery delivery service, which counts Amazon, American Express and Comcast as investors, has increased its valuation 75% to $7.6bn in just six months.
Online specialty food retailer Goldbelly has raised cash in a series B round led by Union Square Hospitality's Enlightened Hospitality Investment vehicle.
Alibaba will merge its online food delivery subsidiary Ele.me with its local services spinoff Koubei, following earlier reports that SoftBank was joining Alibaba to invest about $3bn of funding in the new business.