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Rising Stars Q&A – Wanja Humanes, Swisscom Ventures
Q&A with Wanja Humanes, investment manager, Swisscom Ventures
Klarna collates $1bn
The instalment finance provider, which counts several corporates as investors, almost tripled its valuation to $31bn in the round.
Vestiaire Collective unpacks $215m
Condé Nast and Kering joined new and returning investors to back a round valuing the fashion item resale platform in excess of $1bn.
Oxular eyes $37m round
Hovione Scientia and Consort Medical-backed Oxular has secured funding that will support phase 2 trials for a treatment for diabetic macular oedema.
Cision to snag Brandwatch in $450m acquisition
Cision, already a shareholder in the social media analytics provider, is set to pay $450m to acquire it, following $63m in funding.
Bottlepay gets $15m poured in
New York Digital Investment Group was among the investors in the Bitcoin payment service’s seed round, which valued it at $71m.
Corporations sail into Motion
Wilhelmsen and HHLA.Motion have helped maritime-focused venture firm Motion Ventures reach the first close of a fund with a S$30m ($22.8m) target.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 February 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Other News

C-Capture breathes in fresh funding
BP Ventures, Drax and IP Group have all returned to back a $11.3m round for the smoke capturing technology provider.
Mosa Meat musters $85m in series B
The cultured meat product developer has added a $10m tranche of funding to its series B round from investors including Nutreco.
Xylowatt runs out of steam
John Cockerill and Air Liquide-backed Xylowatt has declared bankruptcy after failing to build a market for its biomass energy technology.
2150 hits $158m first close for fund
Novo supported the first close of 2150's debut fund, which was anchored by NREP, the property developer that also incubated the venture firm.
Ageras amasses $73m
The Rabobank-backed accounting software and marketplace provider was valued at about $244m in an investment by Lugard Road Capital.
Google spreads the wealth
Google has disclosed $75m in financing commitments to equity and debt initiatives in areas including Europe and Latin America.

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Klarna collates $1bn
The instalment finance provider, which counts several corporates as investors, almost tripled its valuation to $31bn in the round.
Orange spins off corporate venturing unit
Orange Ventures has been spun off into an independent venture firm with an extra $426m from its former parent company, and added Mathieu de La Rochefoucauld as managing partner.
Daimler spins off innovation unit
Daimler will retain 10% of 1886Ventures, which has been formed out of its 1886Labs unit, and will be a client of Deloitte's Digital Ventures team.
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