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Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Crane crowns $90m close for first fund
The venture capital firm’s inaugural early-stage fund, Crane I, has reached its $90m hard cap with contributions from LPs including MassMutual Ventures, with which it has established a strategic alliance.
Audio Analytic clicks with $12m series B
National Grid Partners invested in sound recognition technology developer Audio Analytic's $12m series B round, which will fund product development.
ADC Therapeutics adjusts series E to $276m
Cancer therapy developer ADC has attracted $76m to extend its series E round, after AstraZeneca supported a $200m initial tranche in 2017.
Infarm harvests $100m series B round
Demand Analytics and Ideo-backed InFarm has landed $100m to expand its modular urban farms to retailers in the UK, US and Japan.
Ivi invites investors to $40m round
A range of investors have agreed to provide about $40m for the Prof-Media-backed online video host to ramp up its original content provision.
Spacemaker constructs $25m series A round
NREP, Obos and the AF Gruppen-backed Construct Venture took part in a round that will support the AI-based design and construction simulation platform's international expansion.
Privitar locks in $40m series B
Salesforce Ventures returned for a round that will be used to develop CME and Citi-backed Privitar's data management software products.

Other News

Depop bags $62m series C round
Lumar-backed social shopping app Depop has received $62m in a series C round that will fund the company's expansion in the US.
WTW to broker corporate venturing deals
Willis Towers Watson has created a corporate venturing subsidiary, WTW Strategic Ventures, and a new group, the Growth Board, to make strategic investments in startups.
Cisco intends to secure Sentryo purchase
Cisco is set to buy the industrial-focused cybersecurity software provider in a deal of undisclosed size that will hand exits to Sopra Steria and Reply.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Eon eyes Birr for strategic role
GCV Powerlist member Thomas Birr is set to leave his role managing Innogy’s innovation activities to perform similar duties at Eon as the energy utilities prepare to merge.
Fnality International settles series A funding
Tokenised financial transfer service Fnality International, which was formed by the financial services firms behind the Utility Settlement Coin project, secured $63.2m.

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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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