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Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tencent leads Lydia's series B round
Mobile payment technology provider Lydia took its total funding to $73m in a $44.5m round that also attracted CNP Assurances, with the cash to fund European expansion.
OneConnect upgrades IPO to $347m
Ping An's financial technology spinoff, which also counts SoftBank Vision Fund and SBI as shareholders, has sold an additional $35.2m in shares in the offering.
Notaras extracts herself from XL Innovate
Martha Notaras, previously a partner at XL Innovate, has teamed up with former New York Life Investments executive John Kim at fintech and insurtech-oriented VC fund Brewer Lane Ventures.
Visa to pay $5.3bn for Plaid
Visa is buying Plaid four months after investing in it, at a price that doubles the financial data technology provider's 2018 valuation.
AvidXchange accelerates with $130m
The payment automation software provider, which counts Mastercard and several banks among its investors, has bagged another $130m.
Corvus uncorks $32m series B round
Proceeds from the Telstra Ventures-led series B round will allow Corvus to accelerate insurance technology development and build tools to improve its risk management.
Practifi pockets series B funding
Salesforce Ventures-backed financial customer communication platform Practifi has raised $16.3m for recruitment and product development.

Other News

Securrency succeeds in series A round
Monex featured in a $17.7m round for Securrency to help the blockchain technology developer take its total funding to $20m.
Ark sets sail from SCB Digital Ventures
Managing director Paul Ark is departing from Siam Commercial Bank after overseeing its SCB Digital Ventures unit for nearly four years.
Lightspeed POS processes Gastrofix purchase
Hospitality-focused payment services provider Gastrofix has agreed to a nine-figure acquisition that will enable Radeberger to exit.
Roofstock locks up $50m series D
Citi Ventures joined Roofstock’s shareholders in a series D round that increased the property investment platform's overall funding to $133m.
HighRadius hits series B with $125m
Citi Ventures and Susquehanna Growth Equity both returned for the business accounting software provider’s series B round, which enabled it to achieve a unicorn valuation.
Receipt Bank reaps $73m
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce contributed to the digital accounting platform developer's series C round, taking its total funding past $130m.

Editor's Picks

Visa to pay $5.3bn for Plaid
Visa is buying Plaid four months after investing in it, at a price that doubles the financial data technology provider's 2018 valuation. fills up with $216m IPO
Financial automation software producer Bill is floating above its range as Fleetcor, Mastercard, Amex and a host of banks all scored exits.
Chime checks in to $500m series E
Mobile bank operator Chime has closed a $500m series E round at a $5.8bn valuation – an increase of $4.3bn in nine months – backed by Access Industries.
Initial Recommendations for Improving DEI within CVC Deal Flow Pipelines…
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) report October 2019
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