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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Salary Finance rallies series C funding
Legal & General co-led the $32.8m series C round, which will fund the financial wellbeing platform's growth in the UK and US.
SEB pitches stall at Fairpoint
SEB has formed a venture capital vehicle, Fairpoint Capital, to invest in B2B-focused startups out of a $97m fund with ex-SEB Venture Capital president Frederick Johansson as its head.
Cytora slides into series B round
QBE and Starr Companies-backed insurance underwriting software provider Cytora has secured $32.6m in an EQT Ventures-led round.
Vestas blows into Sowitec
The wind turbine maker has bought just over 25% of Sowitec, in the process securing a three-year option to wholly acquire the solar and wind project developer.
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.
Jumia makes room for $196m in IPO
Africa-focused e-commerce company Jumia floated in the middle of its range, with more than half the shares being bought by existing corporate investors.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 April 2019
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

Pearson Ventures appears with $50m
Pearson has launched a $50m fund called Pearson Ventures to invest in innovative educational technology, as a successor to its Affordable Learning Fund.
The French venturing revolution
Innovative region: France
Agorize sources more funding
The innovation challenge platform, which counts Bouygues Telecom as an investor, has received $14.5m in a round that featured the Sipa-Ouest‑France-backed Sofiouest.
HDI finds Next Big Thing
HDI Global led internet-of-things and insurance incubator Next Big Thing's $13.5m series A round, participating together with Finlab EOS.
UBiqube nets NTT Comware on way to $20m
NTT Comware has agreed to take part in a series B round the corporate-backed orchestration software producer intends to close at $20m.
InMotion heads to The Out
Jaguar Land Rover's corporate VC unit has diversified from its external investments to launch a car rental service in London called The Out.

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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.
Schneider Electric recharges corporate VC vehicle
The corporate has resurrected the Schneider Electric Ventures unit it folded into Aster in 2010 and will invest up to $565m through the vehicle.
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