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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.
Drop hits series B with $44m
Royal Bank of Canada was among the investors in a $44m series B round that brings the customer loyalty app developer's total funding to more than $71m.
Nykredit goes Lunar Way
Nykredit-backed Lunar Way has secured $28.6m and acquired a European banking license for its mobile banking product.
SoftBank Vision Fund makes a play for Pipilis
John Pipilis has left Deutsche Bank after nearly 20 years and could lead financing efforts on behalf of SoftBank Vision Fund.
Tala tallies up $110m
Alphabet-backed microfinance app developer Tala secured the series D funding at a reported $750m valuation, with PayPal among the participants.
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.
Tencent sends Xiaobangguihua to series B stage
Tencent has led a $28.4m round for financial planning advice provider Xiaobangguihua that included existing investor Reinsurance Group of America.
Corporates bet on Better in $160m series C
Ping An Global Voyager Fund and American Express Ventures were among the investors in a round the mortgage financing platform closed at a $600m valuation.

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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.
Fudata gets fed pre-series B funding
Sichuan Changhong Electric contributed to a $14.2m round that brought financial services-focused anti-fraud product developer Fudata's total funding to $39m.
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.
QFPay decodes $20m in corporate-backed round
MDI Ventures and Rakuten Capital contributed to a $20m round for mobile payment technology producer QFPay, which has now raised at least $36.5m altogether.
Rupeek ropes in Bertelsmann for $30m round
The gold-based lending service has reeled in $30m in a round led by Bertelsmann India Investments that will support development of its platform.
Lendingkart races to $30m series D
Bertelsmann India Investments has returned to back online lending marketplace Lendingkart as part of a series D round that took its overall equity funding to at least $143m.

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Pfizer’s Jones to retire
Elaine Jones, vice-president at pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s corporate venture capital unit, has shared highlights of her career with GCV ahead of her departure in April.
CVC in 2018 - The Trends: Part One
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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.
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