Industrial

Axelspace explores series B round
Mitsui and Dai-ichi Life have backed a $22.9m investment round led by 31Ventures Global Innovation Fund that will fund the launch of Axelspace's latest satellite.
Telexistence reaches out to corporates in series A
KDDI, Airbus, Global Logistic Properties, JTB and Maeda Industry all chipped in as the experiential robotics startup raised an undisclosed amount.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 December 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Icos cultivates another corporate for $57m fund
Royal Cosun has joined fellow corporates Bühler, AkzoNobel and Wuppermann as LPs in the cleantech and sustainability-focused fund.
Spiber spins $44m into its web
Synthetic silk developer Spiber, backed by Godwin and Dai-ichi Life, has now raised a total of more than $260m.
Ultrahaptics savours $44.8m sensation
Cornes has pumped more cash into Bristol's haptics technology spinout Ultrahaptics to take its total to $84.3m.
Analysis: Autodesk lays out $875m PlanGrid acquisition
Collaboration platform for the construction industry PlanGrid was acquired by software developer Autodesk for $875m.
DigiLens zooms in on series C
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings and Niantic have joined a series C round for DigiLens that stood at $25m as of May this year and already included Continental.

Other News

Lingbao Wason Copper Foil to pick up $240m
SK Holdings is set to invest $240m in the copper foil manufacturer as the corporate pursues a strategy to increase its ecosystem of electric vehicles-related companies.
Goldwind carries LandSpace to new funding
Wind turbine producer Goldwind returned and 36Kr Fund also invested as rocket technology developer LandSpace secured $43.2m in a series B-plus round.
PlanGrid reveals $875m acquisition blueprint
Autodesk has agreed to acquire the construction management software provider for $875m, providing an exit to investors including Box and Alphabet.
Cibus seeks $100m in initial public offering
The Alexandria Real Estate Equities-backed plant breeder has filed to go public, having raised $189m in equity and debt financing.
ASCL to fly to Tokyo listing
Drone provider Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory plans to float on December 21, having raised at least $25m in VC funding from investors including Rakuten.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 November 2018
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

PlanGrid reveals $875m acquisition blueprint
Autodesk has agreed to acquire the construction management software provider for $875m, providing an exit to investors including Box and Alphabet.
Schneider Electric recharges corporate VC vehicle
The corporate has resurrected the Schneider Electric Ventures unit it folded into Aster in 2010 and will invest up to $565m through the vehicle.
SoftBank Vision Fund backs billion-dollar View
SoftBank Vision Fund has invested $1.1bn in dynamic glass producer View, whose investors already include GE and Corning, taking its total funding past $1.8bn.
Phase two of nanotechnology and beyond at GCVI Summit
Sector in-depth discussion
test reg

Login