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Petronas puts $250m fund into operation
Petronas has closed a $250m fund for venture capital subsidiary Piva to strike deals in Europe and North America focusing on future energy, industrial and materials technologies.
Telkom Indonesia and KB kick off $150m fund
Corporate venturing vehicles MDI Ventures and KB Investment have formally announced their Centauri Fund, which has a $150m target for its close.
Vertex closes Master Fund at $730m
The firm has confirmed the closure of its Master Fund, which features NEC Capital Solutions, Marubeni, SMBC, ABeam and Aozora Bank among its LPs.
Volvo parks capital in Autotech Ventures
Volvo's corporate venturing unit has contributed an undisclosed sum to mobility-focused venture capital firm Autotech Ventures, whose exits include Lyft and Deepscale.
Vision Fund II heads for reduced size
SoftBank's second Vision Fund could close 30% lower than its $98.6bn first fund as potential LPs continue negotiations with the corporate.
Plexo flexes corporate connections to close first fund
Plexo Capital, a venture capital spinoff from Alphabet subsidiary GV, has raised $42.5m from LPs that include Alphabet, Intel Capital and Cisco Investments.
Kaiser Permanente Ventures caps fifth fund at $141m
Tufts Health Plan, Henry Ford Health System and Highmark Health all chipped in as care provider Kaiser Permanente's corporate VC unit closed its latest fund.
Corporates corral Vertex fund to $730m
Japanese investors including Marubeni, SMBC and ABeam Consulting have collectively provided $180m for Vertex Master Fund II, which has a $770m target.

Other News

Circulate Capital secures $106m
Circulate Capital aims to cut ocean plastic pollution and has lured corporates including Chevron Phillips, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemicals, Danone, Unilever and Procter and Gamble to its fund.
Angel Ventures nets Nestlé for $100m fund
Nestlé has provided capital for venture firm Angel Ventures' latest fund, which will invest across Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
Harlem Capital hooks CTA for oversubscribed fund
Consumer Technology Association is among the LPs in the first fund raised by the diversity-focused venture firm, which has closed at an oversubscribed $40.3m.
Procter and Gamble produces India fund
The Indian subsidiary of the consumer goods conglomerate has set up a $27.9m vehicle to invest in sustainable technology developers.
DIP enlists startups for 11th AI.Accelerator
Half a dozen startups will make up the 11th batch of staffing services firm DIP's 12-week AI.Accelerator intiative.
Portag3 Ventures protacts Fund II to $321m
Green Shield Canada, Alterna Savings and several insurers chipped in as the fintech-focused venture firm closed its second fund.

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Sovereign wealth funds cool on Vision Fund II
Public Investment Fund and Mubadala, which put up a total of $60bn for the first Vision Fund, are reportedly looking to downgrade their exposure to the second vehicle, as We Company postpones its IPO.
SoftBank sorts $108bn for Vision Fund II
Limited partners including Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and Dai-ichi Life have agreed to commit to the massive-scale fund, which is in talks to secure even more capital.
Vision Fund envisages possible IPO
SoftBank is mulling the possibility of taking its $98.6bn Vision Fund public and is in talks with Oman over a commitment to a second fund.
Interview: Innogy Innovation Hub
Innogy Innovation Hub is seeking additional LPs as it begins to look toward a second fund, having already moved to a purer investment model.
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