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Safran reloads corporate venturing unit
The aerospace manufacturer has put an additional $33.5m into its Safran Corporate Ventures unit, four years after it was launched with more than $55m in capital.
Tigermed and Temasek target $62m for health fund
Tigermed has put up $12m for biotech-oriented fund TG Sino-Dragon Fund, which is also backed by Temasek and which has set a $62m target for its final close.
Credit Saison creates $55m investment fund
The payment services provider has reportedly already begun investing out of Saison Capital, which is targeting early-stage deals in India and Southeast Asia.
Lakala to locate $141m for strategic fund
Payment services firm Lakala is investing more than $42m in the fund and has so far sourced the same amount from two state-backed investors.
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Sector analysis: Energy
Cogna Educação to start corporate venturing
The Brazil-based educational services firm has reorganised its structure and intends to create a corporate venturing arm called Cogna Ventures next year.
Ginkgo Bioworks brews up $350m Ferment Consortium
The $350m fund will provide capital for Gingko spinoffs and has attracted limited partners including Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic and Cascade Investment.

Other News

UTokyo IPC sets up First Round
JR East, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Mitsui Fudosan, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Takenaka are among the backers of UTokyo IPC's First Round accelerator.
Telstra Ventures calls in $50m for sidecar fund
Telstra's corporate venturing unit has secured $50m for a fund that will function as a companion to the second fund it began raising last year.
Astellas sticks funding into LabCentral incubator
LabCentral 238 has secured $12.5m from founding sponsor Astellas, which will also provide capital for LabCentral's existing incubator.
Petronas adds $350m corporate venturing fund
The petroleum producer plans to invest $350m in a newly formed unit called Petronas Corporate Venture Capital that will follow a separate $250m fund in July.
Huawei arrives at OSI
Huawei has been revealed as an LP in Oxford Sciences Innovation, investing late last year before the university blocked the corporate from philanthropic donations.
Advocate Aurora adds to $75m Venture Investors fund
Venture Investors has now raised $75m for its latest vehicle, from limited partners that include care provider Advocate Aurora Health.

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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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