Fundraising

36Kr confirms $144m fund
The technology media company and data and business services provider has been operating a $144m fund for almost a year and backed 25 companies.
SoftBank Vision Fund seeks $9bn in debt
The fund is reportedly lining up the debt financing from the banks serving as underwriters for the $27bn IPO of SoftBank's wireless division.
MPI hits Stride to back $65m fund
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 joins Scrum in competitive game
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Taiho takes corporate venturing fund to $300m
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.
Cisco to fuel $500m Catalyst for investment
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 enlarges ventures with $100m
Micron Technology has put $100m in capital towards corporate venturing subsidiary Micron Ventures, which will go towards the artificial intelligence and machine learning sectors.
Edison Partners welcomes American Family to $365m fund
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.

Other News

ArcTern reaches $46m first close
Equinor is among the limited partners for ArcTern Ventures' second cleantech fund, which has reached a first close on the way to a target of about $115m.
The Association accelerator prepares second brief
Trade body Association of International Certified Professional Accountants provides participants in its accelerator with up to $25,000 in funding to target either financial information or occupational competency applications.
Aave unchains corporate venturing unit
Aave’s newly formed corporate venturing unit will fund digital asset technologies and other blockchain-related ideas ranging from payment services to games.
Tencent Investment tenses itself for $650m fund
Tencent's corporate venturing department is reportedly in talks with prospective limited partners for a $650m fund that would focus on follow-on investments.
Chrysalix takes corporates to RoboValley for new fund
Chrysalix Venture Capital's RoboValley fund has secured Mitsubishi Corporation, Severstal, Teck Resources and Petronas as LPs as it aims for a $120m final close.
Kraft Heinz commits $100m to Evolv
Evolv Ventures will be headed by ex-Lightbank partner Bill Pescatello and will fund startups developing technology for the food industry.

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Taiho takes corporate venturing fund to $300m
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.
SoftBank to secure PIF for next Vision Fund
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund plans to replicate its $45bn contribution to the first fund when SoftBank puts together its second $100bn Vision Fund.
Akimoto joins TransLink as Sompo supplies $40m
Nobuyuki Akimoto's departure from NTT Docomo Ventures comes as insurance firm Sompo commits up to $80m to TransLink to manage its corporate venture capital fund.
Softbank closes Vision fund at $93bn
Softbank has committed $28bn to its Vision Fund, including $8.2bn through the transfer of a 24.99% stake in its chip design subsidiary Arm.
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