Corporate Venturer

HubSpot finds room for $30m fund
Enterprise software producer HubSpot has unveiled a corporate venturing fund that will make strategic investments in software-as-a-service developers.
Zhong leaves Next47 for CR Capital
Next47 associate Rachel Zhong has taken a position at CR Capital, which manages a $16bn fund on behalf of conglomerate China Resources Group.
SoftBank bolsters Vision Fund with new hires
SoftBank Vision Fund has hired Kirthiga Reddy as a Silicon Valley-based venture partner and Carolina Brochado for its London office.
Qian moves up at JD Finance
Bill Qian, JD Finance's head of cross-border M&A, was promoted to general manager of corporate ventures in July.
Del Palacio departs from M12
Itxaso del Palacio has left her partner position at M12 in order to become an investment director at venture firm Notion Capital.
Bytedance takes a turn at corporate venturing
The digital media company is putting together a $1.44bn fund in which it will provide 20% of the capital, targeting state-owned vehicles for the rest.
Grupo Benner scores Scaramel as innovation manager
Vinícius Scaramel left his position as an innovation area manager at InterCement to join fellow corporate Grupo Benner as innovation and products manager.
Arrive tunes up $40m fund
The entertainment agency's Arrive unit, which hasalready backed Robin Hood and Ethos, has raised $20m for a investment fund with a $40m target.

Other News

Salesforce Ventures sends $100m to Japanese fund
Salesforce Ventures has followed the formation of a $100m Canadian fund in May by investing a further $100m in Japan Trailblazer Fund.
SoftBank expands Vision Fund prior to China entry
SoftBank's Vision Fund has got closer to its $100bn target and now stands at $98.6bn, as it puts together a team for its Chinese office.
Howard steps away from CapitalG
After four years as a partner at Alphabet's CapitalG unit, Gretchen Howard has left to join trading app Robinhood as a vice-president.
Agarwal joins LG Tech Ventures as team expands
Anshul Agarwal has joined LG Technology Ventures from Mitsui, joining a team of directors led by Dong-Su Kim.
Bulthuis leaves M Ventures for Inkef
Roel Bulthuis, senior vice-president and managing director at M Ventures, has moved on to Inkef Capital as head of healthcare and is succeeded by Jasper Bos at the corporate venture capital unit.
Taborin rattles into Capita
Serge Taborin has joined Capita two months after stepping down from his position as group digital innovation director at Aviva.

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Salesforce Ventures sends $100m to Japanese fund
Salesforce Ventures has followed the formation of a $100m Canadian fund in May by investing a further $100m in Japan Trailblazer Fund.
BillDesk itemises $300m Visa investment
Visa has provided a reported $200m in equity funding for bill payment platform BillDesk and bought up to $100m worth of shares in a secondary transaction.
Huashenghaoche drives series D to $210m
Minsheng Financial Leasing-backed online car marketplace Huashenghaoche has received $210m from investors including JD.com spinoff JD Finance and Goldman Sachs.
Innovent enters public markets with $421m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang-backed Innovent Biologics priced its shares near the top of the range of to raise $421m.
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