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MassMutual makes up $100m SEA fund
MassMutual Ventures has followed up on the $50m Southeast Asian fund it launched in late 2018 with a second vehicle dedicated to the region.
Winreal wins corporate backing for $292m fund
Venture firm Winreal Investment has raised $146m for the first close of its 5G fund, which counts SAIC, Sunon, Dahua, ZhongJi InnoLight and Zhebao Media as limited partners.
Alibaba invigorates Jumpstarter 2020
Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund and HSBC’s Jumpstarter 2020 contest is holding its Grand Finale event in Hong Kong next month, with each winning startup to receive up to $5m in funding.
Citi, Nestlé and Microsoft launch impact funds
Nestlé's $258m sustainable packaging fund, Citi's $150m Impact Fund and Microsoft's $1bn carbon capture fund illustrate how corporates are adopting to new challenges.
Kairós entrusts Trucharte with new unit
Kairós Digital Solutions has hired Pedro Trucharte, who helped set up MásVentures for MásMóvil, to establish its corporate venturing vehicle, Kairós Ventures.
Wipro pipes up with $150m Fund II
Wipro's strategic investment arm has followed its $100m first fund with a second one, having backed 16 companies and exited two.
UPMC Enterprises to deploy $1bn
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s investment and innovation arm has allocated $1bn to drug development funding over the next four years.
Fubon Life finds $50m for Tiger Global
The insurance firm put up the capital for what looks set to be the 12th fund raised by investment firm Tiger Global Management, following a $3.8bn vehicle in 2018.

Other News

Comcast NBCUniversal commences SportsTech accelerator
Comcast NBCUniversal is seeking applications from developers of sports-related technologies for its SportsTech accelerator, which will invest $50,000 per company.
Launchpad Digital Health enlarges second fund
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and an undisclosed insurer are among the LPs for the venture firm's new digital health-focused vehicle.
Taiping ties up $1bn fund with CICC
The insurance firm has partnered China International Capital Corporation on a vehicle that will invest in companies situated in China's Bay Area.
Saudi Aramco oils the wheels of $500m fund
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is preparing a $500m second fund following on from a first fund of the same size, launched by the unit in 2012.
Lear mobilises capital for Autotech Ventures fund
Mobility-focused VC firm Autotech Ventures has received an undisclosed amount of capital from Lear’s corporate venturing subsidiary, Lear Innovation Ventures.
Goodyear Ventures rolls up with $100m
Tire producer Goodyear plans to invest $100m in advanced mobility technology over the next decade, through a newly launched corporate venturing subsidiary.

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Vision Fund pulls back in investments
SoftBank Vision Fund has dropped out of three large-scale investments in recent months, suggesting it is shifting to a more restrained strategy.
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.
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