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Corporate venturing deal net: 29 June-3 July 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
B2C2 becomes SBI partner in $30m deal
The crypto trading firm has received $30m in funding from SBI Financial Services as it aims to expand its offering into a prime brokerage.
SolarisBank heats up with series C financing
Samsung Catalyst Fund, BBVA, SBI Group and ABN Amro Ventures chipped in as the banking platform developer raised $67.3m at a $360m valuation.
Novo gets in Freeline for $120m round
The pharmaceutical company co-led a series C round for AAV gene therapy developer Freeline that took its total funding to $275m.
Hopin ropes in corporates to raise $40m
Salesforce Ventures and returning investor Slack Fund helped the virtual event provider add series A funding to the seed round it closed four months ago.
Enterome enters series E stage
Nestlé Health Science and Takeda participated in a series E round for Enterome, which received $52.6m in equity and debt financing through the deal.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
BioGeneration Ventures bags $119m fourth fund
Existing backer Bristol Myers Squibb returned to commit to healthcare venture firm BioGeneration Ventures' oversubscribed BGV IV vehicle.

Other News

Cazoo catches funding at billion-dollar valuation
The used car marketplace has achieved unicorn status after raising $31.3m in funding from investors including existing backer DMG Ventures.
Axa takes wing for Fly Ventures' second fund
Axa Venture Partners was among the limited partners that have helped the deep tech-focused venture firm raise $59.4m for its second fund.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SoftBank sparks Splyt's series B round
American Express Ventures contributed to a $19.5m round for mobility integrator Splyt that was led by newly minted partner SoftBank.
Aamodt to bid adieu to Equinor
GCV Powerlist member Kristin Aamodt is leaving Equinor Technology Ventures, which is being merged with a sister unit under Gareth Burns, to join venture firm ArcTern Ventures.
Contentful consolidates with $80m
The content management system developer took its total funding to $158m in a series E round that included existing investor Salesforce Ventures.

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CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Dominique Mégret, Swisscom Ventures
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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.
Graphcore absorbs $200m in series D funding
Microsoft, Samsung, BMW i Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Dell Technologies Capital all invested in a round that valued the AI chipmaker at $1.7bn.
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