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Corporate venturing deal net: 14-18 September 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Seegrid reframes latest round to $52m
Giant Eagle-backed warehouse vehicle manufacturer Seegrid has more than doubled its latest round to $52m, building on an initial $25m from G2VP six months ago.
Heutschi to replace Broger at Orell Füssli
Désirée Heutschi will take over from Daniel Broger as head of corporate development, strategy and mergers and acquisitions at iindustrial group Orell Füssli at the end of this year.
Analysis: The big “whale” continues to swim in 2020
SoftBank emerged in the news last week with its sizeable bets in the equity derivative markets in the US. Despite some recent challenges, the telecoms conglomerate has been very active in large venturing deals this year as well.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 September 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Xometry zooms to $75m
BMW, Dell and Robert Bosch all returned for a $75m round that brought the manufacturing marketplace’s overall equity financing to $193m.
Posco forges corporate venturing fund
The steelmaker has formed a $4.3m early-stage investment vehicle that will be managed by its Postech Holdings subsidiary.
Zymergen forges $300m series D
The SoftBank and Hanwha-backed innovative materials producer boosted its overall funding to more than $870m in a round led by Baillie Gifford.

Other News

Saga Robotics reaps funding
The farming automation technology producer received $11.2m in a round co-led by Rabobank's Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund.
Solar Foods absorbs series A funding
Solar Foods, developer of a method of creating protein from air, has increased a series A round led by strategic partner Fazer Group to $20.7m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 31 August-4 September 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Hymson lasers its way to $107m IPO
The laser manufacturing equipment maker is going public on Shanghai's Star Market two years after a Legend Capital-backed seed round.
Sarcos sucks up $40m
The Microsoft, Caterpillar and Schlumberger-backed exoskeleton developer has raised series C funding from Rotor Capital and most of its existing investors.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 August 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Editor's Picks

Desktop Metal irons out $2.5bn reverse merger
Desktop Metal, backed by a large consortium of corporates, will merge with special purpose acquisition company Trine to list on the NYSE at a $2.5bn valuation.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Nicolas Sauvage, TDK Ventures
TDK's corporate venturing unit is lining up more deals to go with its investment in Genetesis this week, having been formed early last year with one eye on an economic downturn.
Interview: Rajesh Swaminathan, Applied Ventures
Rajesh Swaminathan, head of Applied Ventures, spoke to GCV about his unit increasing its investment as it prepares to bring its New York engineering services facility online.
Carbon cashes in with $260m
Adidas, Arkema, Johnson & Johnson and JSR contributed to a round that took 3D printing technolpogy provider Carbon's total funding to more than $680m.
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