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Corporate venturing deal net: 19-23 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Nykredit goes Lunar Way
Nykredit-backed Lunar Way has secured $28.6m and acquired a European banking license for its mobile banking product.
Numbrs counts up another $40m
ProSiebenSat1-backed banking and loan management app developer Numbrs has raised $40m at a valuation of more than $1bn and will now expand across Europe.
Lego helps Klang build series B funding
Lego's corporate venturing unit has contributed to a $22.3m round for MMO developer Klang as it prepares to release its second title.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Adevinta moves into Flatfair in $11m round
The no-deposit tenancy platform has raised series A funding from investors including Adevinta that will support hiring and product development.
Vision Fund stores $110m in Energy Vault
The renewable energy storage developer has received $110m in series B funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, having raised cash from Cemex earlier this year.
Ad4Ventures takes another trip down Springlane
Mediaset’s Ad4Ventures has contributed to an $11.2m round for kitchenware e-commerce company Springlane, almost a year after fellow CVC unit Tengelmann Ventures sold its stake.

Other News

Light Field attracts $28m
Robert Bosch Venture Capital led a $28m round for the holographic display developer that included Comcast, Liberty Global, Samsung, Hella, Verizon and NTT Docomo.
Caterwings swallows Lemoncat in acquisition deal
Rocket Internet-owned catering services provider Caterwings has paid an eight-figure sum for rival Lemoncat, which counted Rocket Internet as an investor.
Diageo downs Seedlip in acquisition
Diageo has acquired a majority share of non-alcoholic spirits provider Seedlip, building on an investment from its Distill Ventures accelerator in 2016.
Ashurst prevails on Praill to lead development unit
Former Navitas Ventures head Tim Praill has agreed to lead the global team of law firm Ashurst's recently formed open innovation unit.
Corporates fuel Hydrogenious' latest round
Royal Vopak, Mitsubishi and Covestro helped the Erlangen–Nuremberg hydrogen storage technology spinout collect $19m in funding.
Exoticca executes close of latest round
The travel services platform has secured $12.3m in its most recent round, which followed a Grupo Palau, Palladium Hotels and Sabadell-backed round last year.

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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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