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Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SecurityScorecard marks off $50m series D
The cybersecurity risk-scoring platform developer has increased its total funding to $110m with the series D round, which featured Intel Capital and Axa Ventures.
GE Ventures to sell its portfolio
General Electric had considered spinning out its corporate venturing operation, but has now shifted its focus to finding a buyer for a portfolio consisting of stakes in more than 100 companies.
Invengo invigorates $145m IoT fund
Invengo has joined Shenzhen HTI Venture Capital to launch a fund aligned with its IoT business that is initially aiming to raise about $43m on the way to a $145m targeted close.
Mythic adds $30m to series B story
SoftBank, Lam Research, Lockheed Martin and Micron all featured in Mythic's $30m series B1 round, which brought the AI microchip maker's total series B intake to $70m.
Avi networks its way to VMWare acquisition
Avi Networks, which raised $115m from investors including Cisco Investments, has agreed to an acquisition by VMWare for an unspecified sum.
Audio Analytic clicks with $12m series B
National Grid Partners invested in sound recognition technology developer Audio Analytic's $12m series B round, which will fund product development.
Symphony plays on with $165m
Standard Chartered and Mitsubishi UFJ were among the financial services providers that contributed to a round that valued communication platform developer Symphony at $1.4bn.

Other News

Barefoot takes next step with Intel purchase
Tencent, Google and Alibaba are all set to exit the network switch technology developer, which had raised $130m prior to agreeing to an acquisition by Intel.
Cvent goes DoubleDutch in acquisition deal
Cvent paid an undisclosed sum to purchase the event engagement platform developer in a transaction of undisclosed size that gave an exit to Grace Beauty.
Skupos cashes in $26m series B
The retail analytics software developer increased its overall funding to $37m with a Unilever Ventures-backed round that will fund hiring and product development.
CrowdStrike punches above its weight in $612m IPO
Alphabet, Telstra and RackSpace-backed endpoint cybersecurity technology producer CrowdStrike will float above a range it had already increased.
Vectra collects $100m in series E round
AI-based cybersecurity technology developer Vectra, whose shareholders include Intel, Nissho, Juniper Networks and Wipro, has boosted its total funding to more than $200m.
City Cloud goes to Greenland for series C
Greenland Holdings invested in a $43.2m round for the Cisco and Country Garden-backed city management software provider City Cloud in connection with a strategic partnership.

Editor's Picks

Slack puts forward direct listing details
SoftBank Vision Fund owns more than 7% of the enterprise messaging platform developer, which could list at a valuation near $17bn.
Zoom crashes into public markets with $751m
Zoom is floating above its range in an IPO in which Qualcomm will make an immediate $30.6m return, while Salesforce is buying $100m of shares through a private placement.
Slack officially starts journey to public markets
Slack has confidentially filed for a direct listing that will allow SoftBank Vision Fund, Comcast Ventures and Alphabet unit GV to sell shares.
IPO of the Year: DocuSign
A leading company in the e-signature and digital transaction management space, San Francisco-based DocuSign went public in April last year, with a market capitalization of $4.4bn.
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