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Powerlist Q&A – Heriberto Diarte, Schneider Electric Ventures
Q&A with Heri Diarte, head, SE Ventures
Ozon to float in $990m IPO
Sistema invested $67.5m in the e-commerce platform developer alongside an upsized initial public offering in which it floated above its range.
Corporates chip in for FMC's $20m series B
M Ventures co-led the memory technology developer's latest round, which included Robert Bosch Venture Capital, TEL Venture Capital and SK Hynix.
Satispay settles series C round
Tencent, Square and Telecom Italia unit TIM Ventures co-led an $80.6m round for the mobile payment platform developer alongside a $29.6m secondary investment.
Orange calls up LBO France fund
LBO France’s Digital Health 2, which has a targeted close of about $240m, has secured Orange and its Enovacom subsidiary as a limited partner.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 November 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Arrival plugs into reverse merger deal
Hyundai, Kia and UPS will retain stakes in the electric vehicle developer, which is merging with publicly-listed CIIG Merger Corp at a $5.4bn combined valuation.
Kandou caps off series C round
The chip-link technology provider has added more than $36m to a Swisscom-backed round that now totals $92.3m, taking its total funding to almost $133m.

Other News

Zeotap snaps up more series C funds
Here-backed customer intelligence provider Zeotap has added $18.5m from SignalFire to a round that includes MathCapital and that now totals $60.5m.
Forto courts corporates to raise $50m
AP Moller – Maersk returned in an Inven Capital-led round that lifted the freight management platform developer's total funding to $103m.
SendCloud collects series B funding
Axa Venture Partners led a $14.9m round for the e-commerce fulfilment platform developer, which counts SanomaVentures as an earlier backer.
Zenobe charges up with $198m
Infracapital supplied the funding for the energy storage services provider, which also counts Jera and Tokyo Electric Power among its investors.
Tibber ticks off $65m series B
Eight Roads Ventures and Balderton co-led the BKK-backed renewable energy service provider's most recent round.
Powerlist Q&A – Suzanna Chiu, Amadeus Ventures
Q&A with Suzanna Chiu, head, Amadeus Ventures

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Europe cuts planned innovation council budget
Expected budget for European Innovation Council of €3.5-4bn to entrepreneurs less than planned €10bn over the 2021-2027 period
Santander spins off investment arm into $400m fund
Santander Innoventures has been spun off by its parent company into an autonomously managed fund called Mouro Capital with its capital allocation doubled.
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CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Dominique Mégret, Swisscom Ventures
In the first of a new series, Dominque Mégret, head of Swisscom Ventures, tells GCV that the Covid-19 crisis could lead to a greater contrast between CVC's winners and losers.
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