In part one of our 2018 trends round up, we examine the ubiquity of SoftBank's Vision Fund, the increased willingness of unicorns to go public, and increased activity in the crypto and agriculture spaces.
The GV-backed spacecraft launcher is reportedly set to raise $500m from Baillie Gifford and its existing investors at a $30.5bn valuation.
Autodesk has agreed to acquire the construction management software provider for $875m, providing an exit to investors including Box and Alphabet.
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 has invested $1.1bn in dynamic glass producer View, whose investors already include GE and Corning, taking its total funding past $1.8bn.
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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.
Prior to heading Next47, he developed and built up the Hewlett Packard Pathfinder organisation, bringing together innovation strategy, venture investments, acquisitions and partnerships.