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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
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.
Salesforce locates MapAnything for acquisition deal
Salesforce has agreed to buy the location services provider in a deal that will hand exits to fellow corporate investors ServiceNow and General Motors.
Zapata zips to $21m
Comcast Ventures co-led a series A round for the quantum computing technology developer that included BASF Venture Capital and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
Globis maps out $321m for sixth fund
LPs including Sompo Japan Nipponkoa and Tokio Marine have put their weight behind Globis Capital Partners’ sixth fund, which is targeting a $335m final close.
Corporates affirm Affectiva interest with $26m
Aptiv and CAC Holdings joined corporate venturing units Trend Forward Capital and Motley Fool Ventures in a $26m round that almost doubled Affectiva's funding.
CleverTap clears $26m in series B round
The Recruit-backed customer analytics software provider has secured new funding at a $150m valuation, in a Sequoia India-led round.
Samanage savours $350m acquisition
Salesforce is set to exit IT service desk software provider Samanage in a $350m acquisition by SolarWinds, which will integrate the company's offering into its own product suite.

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Black Sesame racks up $100m
Legend Capital has led a $100m series B round for automotive-focused imaging technology developer Black Sesame, with SAIC Motor and SK China also among the backers.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 April 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
STG sets its stall at RedSeal
The Tyco-backed securities analytics provider has received approximately $60m in funding from Symphony Technology Group, representing a majority investment.
PubNub pulls in $23m
HPE, Cisco Investments, Ericsson and Robert Bosch all contributed to a series D round that increased the data streaming technology provider's overall funding to $70m.
Agorize sources more funding
The innovation challenge platform, which counts Bouygues Telecom as an investor, has received $14.5m in a round that featured the Sipa-Ouest‑France-backed Sofiouest.
HDI finds Next Big Thing
HDI Global led internet-of-things and insurance incubator Next Big Thing's $13.5m series A round, participating together with Finlab EOS.

Editor's Picks

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.
Fund of the Year: Swisscom Digital Transformation Fund
Launched in July last year, Swisscom Digital Transformation Fund is Swisscom Ventures’ first investment vehicle that is open to third-party institutional investors.
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