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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Jumia makes room for $196m in IPO
Africa-focused e-commerce company Jumia floated in the middle of its range, with more than half the shares being bought by existing corporate investors.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 April 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tyson meets Big Idea on way to $100m
Big Idea Ventures will invest in alternative protein and plant-based food developers, and has secured about a third of its $100m Tyson Foods-backed fund.
Awok stocks $30m in series A round
Al Faisaliah Ventures has invested in e-commerce marketplace Awok as part of a round that will support its growth in the Middle East and North Africa.
Consumer sector feeds growth
Sector analysis: Consumer
SoftBank builds Latin American investment team
SoftBank has tapped three executives to help run its $5bn Latin America-focused fund, with Paulo Passoni and Shu Nyatta to work alongside managing partner André Maciel.
ShopBack gets $45m reward
The e-commerce loyalty platform has now raised approximately $85m in total, after Rakuten Capital co-led a round that will fund technology development.

Other News

Green Tank inhales series A funding
The cannabis-focused vaping product maker has increased its overall funding to approximately $14.7m with a $10.4m round backed by Newstrike Brands.
Nykaa sits pretty with $14m
The Max Group and TVS-backed beauty product retail platform has reportedly increased its valuation to $724m in an investment by TPG Growth.
Tonal works out $45m series C
The smart gym equipment producer doubled its total funding to $90m following a round that included the CAA-backed Evolution Media.
Poshmark plans autumn IPO
The Shea Ventures-backed social fashion marketplace has hired underwriters for an initial public offering that would follow almost $150m in funding.
MakeSpace to make room for $30m
Self-storage service MakeSpace is targeting $30m for its latest round having already secured funding from new strategic partner Iron Mountain.
Chipotle wraps up Aluminaries Project bootcamp
The fast food chain has completed a five-day bootcamp which forms part of Chipotle Aluminaries Project, its food and agriculture-focused accelerator.

Editor's Picks

Zomato readies billion-dollar order
Ant Financial is set to lead a round that could value online restaurant listings and ordering platform Zomato at $3bn, while SoftBank looks to rival Swiggy.
Altria agrees $12.8bn Juul investment
E-cigarette brand Juul has overcome internal opposition to agree a $12.8bn investment by Marlboro owner Altria at a $38bn valuation.
Swiggy secures $1bn in series H funding
The round reportedly valued the online food ordering platform at $3.3bn and was led by $660m from Naspers, while Meituan Dianping and Tencent also invested.
Tokopedia tops up latest round to $1.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba have co-led a $1.1bn round for the e-commerce marketplace that also featured Softbank Ventures Korea.
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