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Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Credit Suisse expands Entrepreneur Capital to $199m
Credit Suisse has added an extra $70m to its Entrepreneur Capital fund and invested an undisclosed amount in drone developer Perspective Robotics.
GV helps send $50m to ThousandEyes
The network management software producer has increased its overall funding to more than $110m in a series D round led by GV with backing from Salesforce Ventures.
Telstra files in as Nasuni raises $25m
Telstra Ventures has led a $25m growth round for the Dell-backed cloud file storage provider, which has now raised $145m altogether.
NSKnox locks up $15m series A
The payment protection software provider received $15m in a round co-led by Microsoft's M12 unit and venture firm Viola Ventures.
Loom spins $11m in series A
The video messaging technology developer has collected $11m in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that also featured existing backer Slack.
Sonae helps ViSenze sieze $20m
The visual shopping tool provider increased its total funding to more than $34m in a series C round co-led by Sonae IM that featured several more corporate units.
Intel conducts Ineda Systems acquisition
Samsung Catalyst Fund, Qualcomm Ventures and Cisco Investments have exited the low-power chipmaker in an acquisition of undisclosed size by Intel.

Other News

Allianz X expands past billion-dollar mark
Allianz has boosted the capital reserves of digital investment unit Allianz X, whose portfolio includes unicorns G-Jek and N26, to more than $1.1bn.
Demisto heads to Palo Alto for $560m
Palo Alto Networks will acquire the cybersecurity orchestration platform developer, which had raised $69m from investors including Slack and Wipro, for a mixture of cash and stock.
Redis retrieves $60m in series E round
Dell Technologies Capital has re-upped in the Francisco Partners-led round, which increased the database software provider's overall funding to $146m.
Corporates locate Pinpoint for series A round
Pinpoint has launched its software engineering analytics platform following a $13.5m round that featured Bloomberg Beta and Slack Fund.
OP helps operate Nordcloud funding
OP Corporate Bank has backed a $22.6m round for Nordcloud, which the cloud infrastructure developer will use to hire new staff and grow internationally.
Mitsubishi charts further DMP investment
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and INCJ provided a total of $36m for the mapping technology developer while Japan Infrastructure Initiative added an undisclosed amount.

Editor's Picks

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.
Unit of the Year: Salesforce Ventures
Among the many news released by Salesforce Ventures last year, the unit announced in early December two new $100m funds in Canada and Japan, both aiming to boost startup innovation that is part of the global Salesforce ecosystem.
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