Industrial

Vector successfully angles for $70m series B
Kanematsu-backed microsatellite launch services provider Vector has collected $70m in a series B round that brought its total funding to more than $100m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Moon Express loads up $12.5m
The Autodesk-backed lunar spacecraft developer has now raised $47.5m in funding altogether, securing $2.5m in a bridge round and $10m of a $20m series B.
ICHunt catches $23m
Shenzhen Huanuo Innovation was among the investors in a series B-plus round that will help the electronic components trading platform expand warehouse capacity.
Guardhat gets cracking with $20m series A
Subsidiaries of 3M and Caterpillar have both backed smart industrial hardhat developer Guardhat, boosting its overall funding to $24m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Rethink Robotics grinds to a halt
Industrial robot producer Rethink Robotics had raised $136m from backers including GE Ventures but has ceased trading after failing to close a planned acquisition deal.

Other News

MTPV powers into $16m series C round
Sabic Ventures and Total Energy Ventures were among the existing investors in a Lake Bridge Capital-led round raised in advance of the release of MTPV's heat-to-energy technology.
Pivot Bio reaps $70m in series B funding
Monsanto-backed Pivot Bio has now raised a total of almost $87m and will use the latest funding to develop its second crop nutrition product.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 September 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Airware comes crashing down
Despite raising a reported $118m in funding from investors including Intel, Alphabet, GE, Mitsubishi and Caterpillar, Airware has shut down.
ING and SCG feed Black Bear
Tire recycling technology provider Black Bear Carbon has received $12.8m in a round backed by both corporates.
Imec attracts corporates to close fund at $135m
Samsung, Philips, Applied Materials, SK Hynix, KBC, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis and KPN Ventures have all backed the Imec.xpand fund.

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Phase two of nanotechnology and beyond at GCVI Summit
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Mary Kay James leads Tyson New Ventures
Tyson New Ventures will invest in alternative proteins, food security and using the internet in the food chain and its first deal was backing Beyond Meat, which has created a plant-based protein.
Ananth to run Siemens' Next47
Prior to heading Next47, he developed and built up the Hewlett Packard Pathfinder organisation, bringing together innovation strategy, venture investments, acquisitions and partnerships.
Fund in the News: Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Robert Bosch's corporate venturing unit recently launched a $170m third fund, and China and agribusiness startups are on the menu, according to managing director Ingo Ramesohl.
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