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Enko Chem reaps $45m series B
Rabobank was among the investors as the crop protection technology developer publicly launched having raised a total of $66m since inception.
Scotts Miracle-Gro plants $50m fund
1868 Ventures will fund agriculture, lawncare and sustainable packaging technology developers, providing up to $2.5m for a first investment.
Everbright Photonics lasers in on series C
Up Optotech-backed laser-diode chip foundry Everbright Photonics secured $21.2m in a round led by brokerage Huatai Securities.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Indigo increases series F funding to $300m
The agricultural product and services provider added $100m to a FedEx-backed round that reportedly values it at $3.5bn.
Louis Dreyfus plants corporate venturing initiative
The merchant group’s LDC Innovations fund will back food and agtech startups, with Max Clegg, its former head of food innovation, heading up the unit.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
GreenLight filters through $102m
Continental Grain invested in a series D round that boosted the RNA technology provider's overall funding to $214m as it allocates more resources to vaccine work.

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MycoTechnology sprouts $39m series D
The mushroom ingredient developer has now raised more than $120m in total, Greenleaf Foods co-leading a round featuring Continental Grain, Bunge, Kellogg’s, Tyson and Rich’s.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
CSN sets up innovation fund
The steelmaker's newly minted CSN Inova Ventures has $5.6m in capital and will invest up to $1m in each portfolio company.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tropic Biosciences reaps series B funding
Sumitomo Corporation Europe and existing investor Tekfen Ventures helped provide $28.5m for the gene-edited crop developer's latest round.
Real Tech goes local with latest fund
Kobayashi and Daikin Industries are among the limited partners for the investment firm’s latest fund, which has a target of about $74m for its final close.

Editor's Picks

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.
Sub-$50m Investment of the Year: Maana
Maana recently won GCV’s inaugural award for energy-tech corporate venture capital (CVC) investment of the year, presented during its Venture Houston conference in November. Now, Maana has gone one-stage further and won the Sub-$50m Investment of the Year award across all industries.
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