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.
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.
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.
SBI, JP Morgan, Macquarie Group, UBS, Goldman Sachs and UOB have all invested in the online wealth manager at a $38bn pre-money valuation.
Visa has provided a reported $200m in equity funding for bill payment platform BillDesk and bought up to $100m worth of shares in a secondary transaction.
Payment technology provider StoneCo will raise about $1.1bn if it floats at the top of its range, while Ant Financial is investing $100m through a private placement.
Digital banking service Nubank has raised $180m from Tencent at a $4bn valuation, increasing its overall equity funding to about $505m.