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AutoNation goes Vroom in $146m series G
The car retailer invested $50m to lead Vroom's series G round, becoming its first corporate backer and helping increase the online car retailer’s total funding to $440m.
Farfetch runs to $250m Stadium Goods acquisition
The fashion e-commerce platform has agreed to buy Stadium Goods less than two years after its $4.6m series A round, handing exits to LMVH and Chernin Group.
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.
Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
Green Rice cooks up series B-plus funding
The smart device developer, which counts SEB and Xiaomi as backers, has raised tens of millions of dollars in its third funding round this year.
L’Oréal shows corporate venturing is worth it
Cosmetic brand L'Oréal's Bold Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development has already made its first investment, in online fragrance creator Sillages Paris.
Tripping arrives at HomeToGo
HomeToGo has acquired Recruit-backed holiday home rental platform Tripping for an undisclosed sum, while also raising an amount likely to be about $120m.
Constellation to pour $100m into female-led startups
Alcoholic beverage producer Constellation Brands plans to provide $100m for female-led companies through its newly formed Focus on Female Founders initiative.

Other News

Meiri Yitao produces $100m series B
The fruit and vegetable-focused social commerce platform was incubated by MissFresh and has just raised $100m in an SIG-backed round.
Mogu modulates US IPO
Tencent, Ping An and Bertelsmann-backed e-commerce platform Mogu has floated on the New York Stock Exchange in a $66.5m initial public offering.
NuOrder shops $15m series C
The NewSpring-led round took the B2B e-commerce platform's funding to$40m to date, from investors that include Novel Group and Creative Artists Agency.
Juul staff rebuff Altria offer
Employees of Juul Labs are resisting a deal with Altria, which is also holding talks with cannabis producer Cronos, that would value the vaping product supplier at approximately $30bn.
Agricool heats up with Danone funding
Danone unit Manifesto Ventures has participated in a $28.5m round for Agricool, which grows strawberries in containers, and which plans to now hire 200 more staff members.
Spiber spins $44m into its web
Synthetic silk developer Spiber, backed by Godwin and Dai-ichi Life, has now raised a total of more than $260m.

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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.
Coupang cops another $2bn from SoftBank
SoftBank's Vision Fund provided $1bn for the e-commerce marketplace at a $9bn valuation, three years after a $1bn investment by its parent company.
Tokopedia locks up $1bn in SoftBank-led round
SoftBank has reportedly led a round that valued the peer-to-peer e-commerce platform, which also counts Alibaba and CyberAgent as investors, at about $7bn.
Instacart increases series F funding to $871m
Amex, Comcast and Amazon-backed grocery delivery platform Instacart has added $271m to its latest round and is now valued at almost $7.9bn.
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