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Corporate venturing deal net: 29 June-3 July 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
VMware devours Datrium in acquisition deal
Samsung Catalyst Fund is exiting data recovery technology provider Datrium, which was valued at about $280m in its last funding round.
SmartMore arcs to pre-series A round
The computer vision technology startup has secured tens of millions of dollars in a round featuring Lenovo Capital, just over six months after it was founded.
QuantumCTek cultivates $102m IPO
Legend Capital-backed quantum computing technology developer QuantumCTek has filed to raise up to $102m in an initial public offering in Shanghai.
Salesforce takes nine-figure amount to Tanium
The endpoint management software provider has secured roughly $120m from strategic partner Salesforce, bumping its valuation up from $6.5bn to $9bn.
YJ Capital wangles new COO
Hogil Doh has ascended to a chief operating officer position at Yahoo Japan’s investment arm, after joining in February from fellow corporate venturing unit Rakuten Ventures.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 June 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Agora accomplishes $350m flotation
The SIG-backed video communication software provider priced its shares above the range and will go public later today.

Other News

SQream scares up series B-plus cash
Alibaba and Sistema VC returned for a $39.4m round that took the total raised by the data analysis platform developer to more than $76m.
Immuta invites corporates to $40m series C
Intel Capital led a $40m round for the data management software provider while Dell Technologies Capital and Citi Ventures also invested.
Nylas connects to corporates in $25m round
Citi Ventures and existing backer Slack Fund helped the communications API provider take its overall funding to more than $55m.
Microsoft snags CyberX in $165m acquisition
The IoT security technology provider had raised $48m in funding from investors including Qualcomm and Čez pre-acquisition.
Axa takes wing for Fly Ventures' second fund
Axa Venture Partners was among the limited partners that have helped the deep tech-focused venture firm raise $59.4m for its second fund.
Payfone picks up $100m
MassMutual Ventures, Synchrony and Blue Venture Fund all returned as the user authentication platform developer almost doubled its overall funding.

Editor's Picks

Magic Leap conjures up $350m
Undisclosed new and existing investors are pumping $350m into the corporate-backed augmented reality technology developer as it prepares to cut headcount.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Shinichiro Hori, YJ Capital
Despite uncertainty, Yahoo Japan’s corporate venturing vehicle will continue its efforts in innovation and technology in the Japanese ecosystem through collaborations with startups.
Cohesity collects $250m in series E round
HPE, Cisco Investments and SoftBank Vision Fund chipped in as the data management platform developer more than doubled its valuation to $2.5bn.
AI hardware innovation: a tale of east and west
Nvidia, Intel and others are piling innovation resources into AI-specialised chip architectures amid heightened risk of competition from Chinese vendors
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