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Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Wipro pipes up with $150m Fund II
Wipro's strategic investment arm has followed its $100m first fund with a second one, having backed 16 companies and exited two.
ActionIQ packs $32m into series C round
Cisco reportedly took part in a round that boosted the overall funding for the Shutterstock-backed enterprise data management platform to $75m.
6sense picks up $40m
Salesforce Ventures-backed sales intelligence software developer 6sense has raised more than $105m altogether, Insight Partners having provided its series C financing.
Apple expends $200m on acquisition
The edge computing technology developer has reportedly been purchased by Apple after raising less than $15m from backers including NGP Capital.
BoCloud beckons Nio for series C round
Nio Capital has led a $14.5m series C round for BoCloud that also attracted existing backer JD Cloud, a contributor to its last round.
Analysis: CapitalG’s $100m call to Armis
Insight Partners agreed to acquire IoT security software provider Armis in a rollover transaction that featured a $100m commitment from Alphabet. The deal forms part of the IoT space to which corporates have not been indifferent over the past decade.
Corporate venturing deal net: 6-10 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Other News

Sisense secures $100m
Access Industries invested in the data simplification software producer as part of a round that lifted its overall funding to $300m and its valuation above $1bn.
Soul Machines sources $40m
The avatar software provider has ramped up its series B round to $40m, adding Salesforce Ventures to a consortium that already included Daimler.
NextData processes $73m series C
The digital risk-management platform developer took in the funding through a round that was co-led by Tencent and backed by existing investor Baidu.
Megvii gets permission for Hong Kong IPO
The Alibaba and Foxconn-backed image-recognition and artificial intelligence technology provider is expected to raise about $500m in the offering.
Insight Partners imports Armis in $1.1bn deal
Insight Partners is acquiring the IoT security software provider through a transaction that will include $100m from Alphabet subsidiary CapitalG.
BigID bills $50m from Tiger Global
Comcast, SAP and Salesforce-backed data protection software provider BigID took its total funding to more than $146m, raising $50m from Tiger Global Management.

Editor's Picks

F5 finds Shape in $1bn acquisition
Alphabet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JetBlue and SingTel are exiting the cybersecurity software producer in a $1bn purchase.
Cloudflare clocks up $525m in IPO
Alphabet, Baidu, Microsoft and Qualcomm all notched up exits as the cloud services provider floated above a range that had already been increased.
Megvii makes for Hong Kong to IPO
The Alibaba and Foxconn-backed facial-recognition technology developer has filed for an offering that is reportedly set to raise $500m to $1bn.
Interview: Rajesh Swaminathan, Applied Ventures
Rajesh Swaminathan, head of Applied Ventures, spoke to GCV about his unit increasing its investment as it prepares to bring its New York engineering services facility online.
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