Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Ajisen Ramen pays another visit to Yunnex
Fast food retailer Ajisen Ramen reinvested in the smart point-of-sale device provider in a $20m series B-plus round led by Hezhi Investment.
Bynk retains links to Schibsted and LMK
Schibsted has increased its stake in Bynk to 32% in a $54.4m round that included LMK Industri, and which valued the Swedish mobile lender at about $215m.
Allianz X expands past billion-dollar mark
Allianz has boosted the capital reserves of digital investment unit Allianz X, whose portfolio includes unicorns G-Jek and N26, to more than $1.1bn.
Iwoca takes down $26m in series D
The CommerzVentures and Intesa Sanpaolo-backed business lending platform secured the series D funding together with some $169m in debt financing.
CommerzVentures tumbles for Mambu
Commerzbank's corporate venturing unit has returned for a $33.8m round that was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by several existing investors.
Deutsche Bank and Axa rush into Zeitgold
The business finance management app developer has secured $11.3m in a round that included Deutsche Bank and Axa, increasing its overall funding to approximately $27m.
GoCardless pins $75m in series E round
Salesforce Ventures and GV both invested, as the business payment processing software provider took its total funding up to $123m.

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Alan hauls in series B funding
The CNP Assurances-backed health insurance provider has collected $45.3m in a series B round that more than doubled its total funding.
Rabobank deposits another $90m in CVC fund
Rabo Frontier Ventures now has $170m under management to invest in fintech and agtech developers, and will expand its focus internationally.
Corporate venturing deal net: 11-15 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Stripe lines Rapyd's pockets in $40m round
Stripe and General Catalyst co-led the series B round, which reportedly increased the finance management software developer's total funding to $60m.
Groner goes to Koch Disruptive Technologies
Eli Groner, former director-general at the office of the prime minister of Israel, has been hired by Koch Disruptive Technologies as an Israel-based managing director.
Straub gets the rub at Bioventure
Siemens Technology Accelerator venture director Nico Straub has taken a partner position at Bioventure Consulting after nearly six years at the unit.

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Plaid prises $250m from investors
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.
Lufax attacks with $1.3bn in new funding
SBI, JP Morgan, Macquarie Group, UBS, Goldman Sachs and UOB have all invested in the online wealth manager at a $38bn pre-money valuation.
BillDesk itemises $300m Visa investment
Visa has provided a reported $200m in equity funding for bill payment platform BillDesk and bought up to $100m worth of shares in a secondary transaction.
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