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Corporate venturing deal net: 19-23 August 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tibit takes series B round to $25m
Swisscom Ventures helped the optical line terminal technology provider close an Intel-led round that stood at $20m as of April.
Uhuru to connect to UK's public markets
IoT management software provider Uhuru plans to file for an offering that would allow Salesforce, Mitsui, SoftBank, NEC and NGK Spark Plug to exit. comes good with $30m
Returning investor Ascension Ventures led a round that boosted enterprise reputation management software developer's total funding to more than $115m. flows to Ping An in series D
Ping An Global Voyager Fund co-led's $72.5m series D round, bringing its total funding to $147m in support of its open-source AI model development platform.
ByteDance takes a ride on Baike
ByteDance has paid an undisclosed amount for a 22.2% stake in the social referencing portal, in a bid to further take on rival Baidu.
Analysis: Corporates reach Terminus at $283m
Several corporate venturers have backed IoT company Terminus Technologies in a $283m series C1 round. This nine-figure round comes to confirm an upward trend in valuations of such enterprises we have been observing for years.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 August 2019
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

Cloudflare to cross over to public markets
The Alphabet, Baidu, Microsoft and Qualcomm-backed hosting services provider has filed to raise $100m in its IPO, five months after raising money at a reported $3.2bn valuation.
Chatwork talks its way to Tokyo IPO
Tokyo Stock Exchange has approved an initial public offering for enterprise communication platform Chatwork that will enable GMO Venture Partners to exit.
Incorta boots up $30m series C
The data warehousing technology developer has closed a round featuring Telstra Ventures, GV and M12 that took its overall funding to $75m.
Zenlayer thickens funding with series B round
Cloud services supplier Zenlayer, which counts NSFocus as an early investor, secured $28.4m in funding the month after opening a Chinese R&D hub.
Pavilion Data structures $25m series C
SK Telecom has returned for Pavilion Data Systems' $25m series C funding, having also participated in the data management technology developer’s last two rounds.
Corporates enter OpenSpace in $14m series A
Construction vision technology startup OpenSpace has attracted WeWork, Suffolk Construction, Tishman Speyer and JLL Spark to a round that will fund sales, marketing and product development.

Editor's Picks

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.
Slack slides into public markets
The SoftBank, Comcast and Alphabet-backed communication platform developer saw its shares pop and its market cap climb nearly 50% to $19.5bn following its direct listing.
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.
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