Industrial

DeHaat rakes in $30m for series C
Prosus Ventures led an AgFunder-backed series C round for the agricultural goods and services provider it looks to expand its presence across India.
Waite joins Semapa Next
Semapa's corporate venture capital unit has hired Rita Waite, who had previously worked in venture capital for Juniper Networks.
Corporates help Everactive nail down $35m
The batteryless sensor producer's Fluke-led series C round closed following contributions from investors including TOP Ventures and Asahi Kasei Ventures.
Smith leaves Corning for Estée Lauder
Dave Smith was a former GCV Powerlist award winner at Corning and sat on the board of X Display and Versalume.
Corporate venturing deal net: 11-15 January 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Toho Gas Accelerator Program 2020 charges first cohort
Batton, ExaWizards and Lightblue Technology are all joining the incubator and accelerator jointly run by Toho Gas and Persol’s Eiicon subsidiary.
GIC gees up View with $200m
Corning and SoftBank-backed dynamic glass producer View's previously announced reverse merger will be boosted by $200m from Singapore's sovereign wealth fund.
Corporates inflate Air Protein’s $32m series A
ADM Ventures, GV and Barclays helped the microbe-based protein developer close a round that will support research and development.

Other News

BHP helps pour $50m into Boston Metal
BHP Ventures is co-leading the steel manufacturing technology developer's series B round, which has a $60m target for its close.
AMP Robotics accesses $55m in series B
GV and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners contributed to a $55m round that will support the recycling robot maker's expansion plans.
Corporate venturing deal net: 21-31 December 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
KeenOn attracts SoftBank’s attention for series C
The service robot technology developer has raised a fresh funding round sized at hundreds of millions of yuan, which came nine months after its $28.6m series B round.
Flexiv assembles $100m series B
Meituan Dianping and New Hope Group have both thrown their backing behind a round topping $100m for production automation robot developer Flexiv.
QD Laser points to IPO
Axa Life, Dai-ichi Life, Digital Garage, Fujitsu, Intage, Mitsui, MTG, Nikon, NTT Docomo and Tokyo Century are all set to exit the semiconductor laser provider in an offering on TSE.

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Agriculture blossoms into a tech age
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View opens window for reverse merger
SoftBank and Corning-backed dynamic window provider View will go public through a reverse merger at a $1.6bn post-deal valuation.
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.
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