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Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Saudi Aramco oils the wheels of $500m fund
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is preparing a $500m second fund following on from a first fund of the same size, launched by the unit in 2012.
Indigo Agriculture harvests $200m
FedEx has contributed to a $175m convertible equity round for agricultural technology and services provider Indigo secured alongside $25m in debt financing.
SoftBank feeds Energy Monster in series C round
SoftBank Ventures Asia led a $71.4m round for power-bank provider Energy Monster, whose investors already include Xiaomi.
SkySpecs checks in $17m
Evergy Ventures, Equinor Energy Ventures and existing investors Statkraft Ventures and UL Ventures chipped in as the wind power maintenance platform developer took its total funding to $29m.
A2A sees $78m fund on the horizon
A2A has formed a corporate venturing vehicle with $78m in funding, including a commitment from Polytechnic University of Milan’s Poli360 fund.
1366 counts up $18m in series E
The Hanwha and Wacker Chemie-backed solar wafer developer raised $18m as it seeks further cost reductions for its manufacturing process.
General Fusion powers up $65m series E
The Cenovus Energy-backed clean fusion technology developer has picked up funding that will support construction of a pilot facility.

Other News

Agustin and Bergmann-Nolting ascend at Eon
Konrad Agustin and Ines Bergmann-Nolting are set to take control of Eon's corporate VC activities following the promotion of Philipp Ulbrich.
Walsh blows out of McKinsey to Wind Ventures
Brian Walsh has moved from McKinsey to manage corporate venturing activities at Copec's Wind Ventures subsidiary.
Petronas puts $250m fund into operation
Petronas has closed a $250m fund for venture capital subsidiary Piva to strike deals in Europe and North America focusing on future energy, industrial and materials technologies.
Mitsui enters Arcadia in $30m series C
Arcadia, the operator of a clean energy-sourcing platform for domestic use, boosted its overall equity funding to more than $62m in a Mitsui USA-backed round.
Corporate venturing deal net: 2-6 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds
Chrysalix accrues corporates for second RoboValley close
Caterpillar, J-Power and South32 joined several existing corporate backers, as the venture firm's RoboValley Fund moves towards a $120m target.

Editor's Picks

Interview: Innogy Innovation Hub
Innogy Innovation Hub is seeking additional LPs as it begins to look toward a second fund, having already moved to a purer investment model.
Sub-$50m Investment of the Year: Maana
Maana recently won GCV’s inaugural award for energy-tech corporate venture capital (CVC) investment of the year, presented during its Venture Houston conference in November. Now, Maana has gone one-stage further and won the Sub-$50m Investment of the Year award across all industries.
New Entrant of the Year: Severstal Ventures
In May last year, Severstal announced the launch of Severstal Ventures – a corporate venture fund that would invest directly as well as through other funds in advanced materials and associated technologies, in Russia and abroad.
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