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Chime rings $485m funding bell
Chime has increased its valuation nearly tenfold in 18 months and is worth $14.5bn following a $485m series F round that included existing shareholder Access Industries.
Corporate venturing deal net: 14-18 September 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Gojo & Company grows series D round
Higashi-Nippon Bank was among the investors that added $19.3m to a round for the microfinance services provider that now totals $41.5m.
Acko stacks up $60m in series D
The online insurer took its total valuation to $500m in a round led by Munich Re Ventures and backed by fellow corporate investors Amazon and Intact Financial.
Klarna clasps on to $650m
Bonnier has bought into the payment services provider at a $10.65bn valuation alongside a $650m primary round led by Silver Lake.
Monedo succumbs to pandemic-linked challenges
The PayU and Rakuten-backed digital lending platform has filed for bankruptcy after regulatory changes in two markets meant customers halted loan repayments.
Singlife clings on to Aviva Singapore
The Sumitomo and Aflac-backed digital insurance and savings product provider has merged with Aviva Singapore to form a business valued above $2.3bn.
EverC levers Amex support for $35m
American Express Ventures returned to reinvest in the financial intelligence provider as part of a series B round announced in tandem with a company rebrand.

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Groww thrives with $30m series C
BBVA-backed Propel Venture Partners has returned for a round that will help Groww add more asset classes to its online investment service.
XP executes $1.5bn corporate venturing plan
Investment manager XP has allocated up to $1.5bn in capital for a strategic investment fund dubbed XP Ventures.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 September 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
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.
Idugboe joins Interswitch for venture push
Commerce and payment services provider Interswitch has hired Tony Idugboe to head up its merger and acquisitions.
Sana Benefits seals series A funding
Greenlight Re-backed business health insurance provider Sana secured $20.8m to take its funding to more than $27m altogether.

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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.
Ant Group advances to IPO filings
Alibaba's financial services spinoff has officially filed for a dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong that could potentially raise $30bn.
KE Holdings bakes up $2.1bn flotation
Tencent is buying $160m of shares in the real estate platform's initial public offering, which also provides an exit for SoftBank Vision Fund.
Lemonade demonstrates $319m flotation
SoftBank, XL Catlin, Allianz and Alphabet-backed casualty and property isnurance provider Lemonade priced the initial public offering above its range.
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