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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Outreach re-engages with investors to raise $114m
M12 returned to help provide series E funding for customer engagement platform developer Outreach, which has more than doubled its valuation to $1.1bn in under a year.
SoftBank to drive $1bn round for Uber ATG
SoftBank, Toyota and Denso are expected to be among the investors supplying $1bn for Uber's autonomous driving division when it spins off at a valuation of about $7.3bn.
Salary Finance rallies series C funding
Legal & General co-led the $32.8m series C round, which will fund the financial wellbeing platform's growth in the UK and US.
Zapata zips to $21m
Comcast Ventures co-led a series A round for the quantum computing technology developer that included BASF Venture Capital and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
Bardy pumps in series B funding
Ascension Health and UNC Rex Healthcare have both contributed to a $35.5m round that will support the development of Bardy's lightweight cardiac monitor.
Lyric makes room for Airbnb in $160m round
Short-term accommodation provider Lyric has secured $160m in an Airbnb-led series B round that also featured Tishman Speyer and RXR Realty.
Londian powers up $250m round
SK Group has put $250m into electronics materials supplier Shenzhen Londian Electrics and will collaborate with the company through a joint venture.

Other News

Cytora slides into series B round
QBE and Starr Companies-backed insurance underwriting software provider Cytora has secured $32.6m in an EQT Ventures-led round.
Corporates affirm Affectiva interest with $26m
Aptiv and CAC Holdings joined corporate venturing units Trend Forward Capital and Motley Fool Ventures in a $26m round that almost doubled Affectiva's funding.
Cardinal Analytx processes series B funding
Cardinal Analytx has raised $20.6m of a targeted $29.3m, adding to a 2017 series A round that included Premera Blue Cross in 2017.
Vestas blows into Sowitec
The wind turbine maker has bought just over 25% of Sowitec, in the process securing a three-year option to wholly acquire the solar and wind project developer.
Sila Nano recharges with $170m
Battery materials developer Sila Nanotechnologies is preparing for commercialisation, after Daimler led a series E round that included Siemens Next47.
Dianrong desires $100m
Existing backers Standard Chartered and Orix are among the prospective investors as the peer-to-peer lending marketplace seeks $100m in funding.

Editor's Picks

Big Deal: Vision Fund makes billion-dollar Grab
SoftBank Vision Fund invested $1.46bn to take Grab's series H round, already backed by Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Booking Holdings, Central Group, Yamaha, Ping An, Microsoft, Tokyo Century and KBank, to $4.5bn.
Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
Rivian rides Amazon to $700m
Amazon has led the electric truck developer's latest round, which featured existing backers likely to have included corporates Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo.
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