Investment

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.
Just sets $200m funding course
Just, the Uni-President Enterprises-backed, plant-based food supplier formerly known as Hampton Creek, is seeking $200m in fresh funding primarily from Chinese investors.
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.
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.
Ajisen Ramen pays another visit to Yunnex
Fast food retailer Ajisen Ramen reinvested in the smart point-of-sale device provider in a $20m series B-plus round led by Hezhi Investment.
Calypso Biotech dances through series A round
Merck Group and Johnson & Johnson both invested in a $22.6m round for the autoimmune disease drug developer, six years after it was spun off from Merck Serono.

Other News

Mojio moves series B to $40m
The connected vehicle technology developer has expanded a series B round that includes Assurant, Robert Bosch, Amazon, Innogy, Telus, Deutsche Telekom and its T-Mobile subsidiary.
BiomX rides to $32m series B
Johnson & Johnson, Takeda, Chong Kun Dang and Handok were among the participants in a series B round expected to advance acne and IBD drugs into the clinic.
Ant Financial parks up in Like Chuxing
Ant Financial has joined existing investor Legend Holdings in a series B-plus round that adds tens of millions of dollars to the car leasing platform provider's overall funding.
Wowqu houses series B funding
Mofang Apartment has tapped its investment unit to invest in the 58.com-backed apartment rental platform operator's $29.7m series B round.
Lalamove reaches $300m in series D
The round consisted of two tranches, led by Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital respectively, and pushed Aria Group-backed Lalamove’s total funding to $460m.
Clutter sweeps up $200m
SoftBank Vision Fund and GV have contributed to a $200m series D round for Clutter, following reports earlier this month that estimated the round would be sized at up to $250m.

Editor's Picks

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.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
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