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Corporate venturing deal net: 25-29 May 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Marqeta makes off with $150m
An undisclosed investor provided the funding at a $4.3bn valuation, Marqeta having previously raised nearly $370m from backers including Commerzbank, Visa and CreditEase.
Pie Insurance picks out $127m
Existing investor Sirius was among the investors as the worker's compensation provider received a total of $127m, with $100m allocated to the launch of an affiliate called Pie Carrier.
Dekun organises $70m funding delivery
BOCG Investment was among the participants in a round that will fund technology and strategic investments for the Haier-backed logistics service.
Aircall rings up $65m
The call management platform developer has completed a series C round led by DTCP that also featured Swisscom Ventures.
DefinedCrowd attracts series B funding
EDP Ventures and Semapa Next took part in a $50.5m series B round for the AI verification data provider, which counts Amazon, Sony and Mastercard as earlier investors.
Ascus Biosciences gets fed $46m
Cavallo Ventures contributed to a series B round for the microbial animal feed producer that will fund product development and recruitment.
MGI Tech completes $1bn series B sequence
A year after collecting $200m in series A funding, BGI gene sequencing spinoff MGI Tech has closed a $1bn series B round co-led by IDG Capital and CPE Capital.

Other News

SpaceX rockets to $346m
The Alphabet-backed spacecraft provider has shot past its $250m target to raise $346m in a round expected to value it at $36bn.
AbCellera accelerates with $105m
Eli Lilly invested in AbCellera's series B round shortly after agreeing a research and collaboration licensing deal with the drug discovery technology provider.
Arvelle arcs to series A close
Axovant's seizure treatment spinoff has closed its series A round having received more than $133m in equity funding and $74.5m in project financing.
CFS sees out $84m series A2 round
Equinor and Eni Next contributed to an $84m round for nuclear fusion technology startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems following a $115m series A last year.
Scandit puts $80m in the can
Salesforce Ventures, Swisscom Ventures and returning investor GV helped the computer vision technology provider take its total funding past $120m.
Investors buy into BYD Semiconductor with $265m
Smart sensor developer BYD Semiconductor has spun off from its parent company, electric vehicle producer BYD, with $265m secured at a valuation topping $1.3bn.

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.
Stash produces $112m series F payoff
The investment and financial advice app developer raised the money at an $800m valuation, in a round led by $80m from LendingTree.
Stripe upsizes series G to $850m
GV helped provide a further $600m for the online payment processor as it seeks to keep up with increased demand amid the coronavirus lockdown.
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.
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