Financial

Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Berg turns from Visa to VGS
Peter Berg, who helped set up Visa Ventures during his stint at the corporate, is Very Good Security's new vice-president of business development and strategy.
Linklogis connects to corporates for $220m
Bertelsmann and Tencent returned for supply chain financing provider Linklogis' $220m series C round, which also attracted fellow corporates GLP and Skyworth.
PayActiv accesses $20m in series B round
Ziegler Link-Age Fund II and affiliate funds of SoftBank Capital Employee both backed employee wellness service PayActiv, which has now raised more than $33m in total.
Anaplan raises $264m in IPO
Anaplan has raised close to $264m in its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange that provided exits for Salesforce and Workday.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Edison Partners welcomes American Family to $365m fund
American Family Insurance was among a string of limited partners for the growth equity firm's ninth fund, which was oversubscribed from its $300m target.
The Association accelerator prepares second brief
Trade body Association of International Certified Professional Accountants provides participants in its accelerator with up to $25,000 in funding to target either financial information or occupational competency applications.

Other News

Simplesurance clocks up $11.5m
Tokio Marine Insurance and Oddo BHF invested in Simplesurance as part of a round that took the total raised by the Allianz and Rakuten-backed insurance provider to $60m.
H&M wins Klarna's loyalty with $20m
Payment technology provider Klarna will power fashion retailer H&M's new loyalty scheme in a deal that involves the latter investing $20m.
Aave unchains corporate venturing unit
Aave’s newly formed corporate venturing unit will fund digital asset technologies and other blockchain-related ideas ranging from payment services to games.
Tencent deposits $180m in Nubank
Digital banking service Nubank has raised $180m from Tencent at a $4bn valuation, increasing its overall equity funding to about $505m.
Corporates help cut $20m for Slice Labs
The insurance software provider has added funding from investors including Sompo, XL Catlin, Munich Re, Grupo Sura and JetBlue to close its series A round at $31.6m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Editor's Picks

Tencent deposits $180m in Nubank
Digital banking service Nubank has raised $180m from Tencent at a $4bn valuation, increasing its overall equity funding to about $505m.
Stripe stacks $245m in new funding
Alphabet, Visa and Amex are all investors in the payment technology provider but none took part in the latest round, which valued it at $20bn.
Big Deal: TransferWise receives $280m
International financial transfer platforms TransferWise and Remitly each announced nine-figure rounds last week, highlighting the growth of the sector.
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