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Yamato delivers Kuroneko Innovation Fund
Delivery services provider Yamato has partnered venture firm Global Brain to launch a $46.4m fund that will target logistics technology developers.
Yuexiu partners People’s Insurance for $424m fund
The state-owned corporates have set up an industry investment fund focused on China's Greater Bay Area as part of a larger $1.41bn initiative.
Kunlun Tech constructs $424m investment fund
Gaming and internet company Kunlun is committing about $140m to the internet and AI-focused fund as one of its two cornerstone investors.
Afterpay unveils AP Ventures fund
The corporate has a 44% stake in growth equity fund AP Ventures, which plans to invest more than $30m in a total of five or six portfolio companies.
Dating.com commits $50m to meeting startups
The online dating group intends to invest up to $5m at seed to series B stage through a strategic fund that has already made its first deal.
Vision Fund vies for $10bn
SoftBank is in talks for $5bn that it will match itself, to support Vision Fund portfolio companies and possibly opportunistic acquisitions.
DuPont Ventures gets dropped
DuPont is shutting down its corporate venture capital arm as part of a cost-saving process that will involve it cutting its corporate innovation activities.
Binance bankrolls $50m India fund
Binance and its Indian subsidiary WazirX intend to provide $50m in funding for blockchain technology developers following regulatory changes in the South Asian country.

Other News

Vingroup Ventures vanishes from the spotlight
The conglomerate's corporate venturing subsidiary, set up over a year ago with a $100m investment target, has closed, apparently without striking a deal.
Mastercard backs $125m Covid-19 accelerator
Covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator has launched with $125m to find treatments for the pandemic, $25m of which came from Mastercard.
Cardumen carves out $60m fund
Repsol is among the limited partners that have committed to the venture firm’s $60m first fund, which is expected to make 10 more investments before 2022.
Corporates help LSP clasp $600m for new fund
Bristol Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical were among the limited partners for what LSP said is Europe's largest ever life sciences VC fund.
Enagás energises $170m joint venture fund
The Spain-based energy utility is set to contribute approximately $23m to the vehicle, which will invest in renewable energy technology developers.
Arkin makes a mark with $140m fund
Phoenix Group and Migdal have supplied capital for Arkin Bio-Ventures II, which investment firm Arkin Holdings will use to invest in 10 to 12 drug developers.

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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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