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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Salary Finance rallies series C funding
Legal & General co-led the $32.8m series C round, which will fund the financial wellbeing platform's growth in the UK and US.
Solvay pours cash into Longwater
China-based Longwater Investment’s advanced materials-focused fund has received a limited partner commitment from the chemicals producer's corporate venture capital unit.
Bessemer recruits M12’s Robinson
Elliott Robinson, who was one of GCV’s 2019 Rising Stars, has resigned from his partner role at M12 to assume a growth equity investor position at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Globis maps out $321m for sixth fund
LPs including Sompo Japan Nipponkoa and Tokio Marine have put their weight behind Globis Capital Partners’ sixth fund, which is targeting a $335m final close.
Cytora slides into series B round
QBE and Starr Companies-backed insurance underwriting software provider Cytora has secured $32.6m in an EQT Ventures-led round.
Dianrong desires $100m
Existing backers Standard Chartered and Orix are among the prospective investors as the peer-to-peer lending marketplace seeks $100m in funding.
PayU onboards Wibmo in $70m acquisition
The digital payment technology provider has been acquired by Naspers subsidiary PayU in a $70m deal that will enable Intel Capital to exit.

Other News

Embroker finds $28m in series B funding
Tola Capital led a round that included corporate venturing unit XL Catlin, increasing the commercial insurance provider's overall funding to $42m.
Curefit creates $5m health food incubator
Curefit has set up an incubator that is expected to invest $5m in up to 10 packaged health food and organic product startups in the next two years.
Amatil X ventures into Indonesia
Coca-Cola Amatil has ushered its accelerator program, Amatil X, into Indonesia to invest in startups specialising in on-demand delivery, distribution optimisation, in-store analytics and sustainable packaging.
Analysis: Monzo get a $130m deposit
Financial servicec provider Monzo, previously backed by corporate Orange and Stripe, raised $130m round at a valuation of $2.6bn, making it the second most valuable fintech developer in the UK.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 April 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Lemonade stands for $300m series D
SoftBank has returned to lead a $300m series D round for online insurance provider Lemonade, which also welcomed Allianz and GV back as repeat investors.

Editor's Picks

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
In part one of our 2018 trends round up, we examine the ubiquity of SoftBank's Vision Fund, the increased willingness of unicorns to go public, and increased activity in the crypto and agriculture spaces.
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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