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Corporate venturing deal net: 19-23 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SBI helps Reclo rack up funding
The luxury goods resale platform received $33.8m in a round backed by SBI Investment and SBI Securities that will fund international growth.
Starship takes flight with $40m
TDK Ventures made its first investment by backing a series A round for robot-equipped consumer goods delivery service Starship Technologies.
Tencent pours $80m into Yijiupi
The consumer goods trading platform has secured nearly $80m from existing investor Tencent in a deal that took its total funding past $510m.
Juul gets $325m funding injection
The Altria-backed electronic cigarette maker has secured new funding according to a regulatory filing, as it prepares to fight an upcoming lawsuit.
Snapdeal speaks to SoftBank over $100m round
SoftBank could invest $50m to $60m in e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal to lead a round that could possibly stretch to $100m.
TSE gives Giftee IPO permission
The digital gifting platform, which counts KDDI as its largest investor, expects to raise approximately $51.7m when it floats in Tokyo.
Marico bulks up Revofit investment
Marico will acquire an additional 14.5% of fitness and wellness app developer Revofit over the next year having initially invested in 2018.

Other News

RedDoorz attracts Rakuten in $70m series C
Rakuten has backed a $70m round for the hotel booking platform that came less than a month after it completed a $45m series B.
UrbanStems blossoms with $12m series B
Motley Fool Ventures co-led UrbanStems' series B round to bring the online florist's debt and equity financing to more than $27m altogether.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
BBG Ventures bids for $50m third fund
BBG Ventures, the female-focused venture fund formed by AOL, has set a $50m target for its third fund, the first to feature additional LPs.
Ad4Ventures takes another trip down Springlane
Mediaset’s Ad4Ventures has contributed to an $11.2m round for kitchenware e-commerce company Springlane, almost a year after fellow CVC unit Tengelmann Ventures sold its stake.
Diageo downs Seedlip in acquisition
Diageo has acquired a majority share of non-alcoholic spirits provider Seedlip, building on an investment from its Distill Ventures accelerator in 2016.

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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.
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.
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