The technology media company and data and business services provider has been operating a $144m fund for almost a year and backed 25 companies.
The fund is reportedly lining up the debt financing from the banks serving as underwriters for the $27bn IPO of SoftBank's wireless division.
Schibsted spinoff MPI is among the limited partners for Stride.VC, which has closed a $65.5m fund that will concentrate on UK-based seed investments.
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Taiho Ventures, launched two years ago with $50m in capital, has had its reserves expanded by a further $250m as Taiho Pharmaceuticals looks to enhance its open innovation work.
The Cisco-backed enterprise-focused venture fund revealed in May has revealed a name, Catalyst Labs Fund I, and a $500m target for its close.
Micron Technology has put $100m in capital towards corporate venturing subsidiary Micron Ventures, which will go towards the artificial intelligence and machine learning sectors.
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.