SoftBank Vision Fund has hired Kirthiga Reddy as a Silicon Valley-based venture partner and Carolina Brochado for its London office.
Cosmetic brand L'Oréal's Bold Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development has already made its first investment, in online fragrance creator Sillages Paris.
Kazanah Nasional is reportedly blocking emergency funding for the Qualcomm-backed AR technology developer, which has raised some $137m while trying to locate a sustainable business model.
Kozo Keikaku Engineering and BayBG were among the investors in a round that took the indoor mapping technology developer's total funding past $45m.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital reinvested in the augmented reality technology developer as part of a round that valued it at $96m.
Itxaso del Palacio has left her partner position at M12 in order to become an investment director at venture firm Notion Capital.
Drug discovery technology provider Genomics has closed a second tranche of its oversubscribed series B round to increase its size to $41.7m.
The Bonnier Growth Media-backed podcast marketplace has taken series C funding at a $190m valuation, boosting its total funding to more than $67m.