Information Technology

HubSpot finds room for $30m fund
Enterprise software producer HubSpot has unveiled a corporate venturing fund that will make strategic investments in software-as-a-service developers.
Cisco lines up nine-figure Luxtera acquisition
Cisco has reportedly outbid others and is set to buy Tokyo Electron-backed semiconductor technology developer Luxtera for hundreds of millions of dollars.
InVision gets $115m series F infusion
Atlassian contributed to the round as part of a previously announced strategic agreement with InVision to integrate each other’s technologies into their respective products.
Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
Megvii makes for $500m in new funding
The facial and body recognition software developer is lining up a round that would value it at between $3.5bn and $4bn, with existing backer Alibaba a possible investor.
Emotibot computes $30m series B
Ecovacs Robotics invested in the emotion-recognition technology developer as part of a series B round, participating as an existing backer.
NavVis maps out $35m series C
Kozo Keikaku Engineering and BayBG were among the investors in a round that took the indoor mapping technology developer's total funding past $45m.
Corporates help EdCast curate fresh funding
The AI-based contextual insight service has closed a $33.6m round that included SoftBank, Relx and Crescent Enterprises, taking its total funding to almost $56m.

Other News

WaveOptics makes a splash with $26m
Robert Bosch Venture Capital reinvested in the augmented reality technology developer as part of a round that valued it at $96m.
Del Palacio departs from M12
Itxaso del Palacio has left her partner position at M12 in order to become an investment director at venture firm Notion Capital.
Abeja adds another corporate to series C round
The retail technology provider has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Google, boosting a series C round sized at $38.3m as of July.
Uber and Slack slide closer to IPO
Uber has confidentially filed for an initial public offering while Slack has hired Goldman Sachs to lead its own IPO at a purported $10bn valuation.
GitLab's series D hits $120m
Goldman Sachs has invested $20m in a series D round for the software development technology provider that already included GV.
Grupo Benner scores Scaramel as innovation manager
Vinícius Scaramel left his position as an innovation area manager at InterCement to join fellow corporate Grupo Benner as innovation and products manager.

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Salesforce Ventures sends $100m to Japanese fund
Salesforce Ventures has followed the formation of a $100m Canadian fund in May by investing a further $100m in Japan Trailblazer Fund.
SoftBank supplies $300m for Automation Anywhere
RPA software provider Automation Anywhere received $300m from SoftBank Vision Fund at a reported $2.6bn post-money valuation, adding to $250m raised in July.
Blackberry seals $1.4bn Cylance purchase
Dell Ventures, Citi Ventures and Capital One Ventures are all set to exit endpoint security software provider after Blackberry agreed an acquisition.
Palantir puts 2019 IPO on the plate
The Relx-backed data miner could double its valuation to $41bn in the proposed offering, according to prospective underwriters.
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