Investment

Corporates see Sense for $18m series B
Household energy monitor developer Sense has expanded its overall funding to almost $39m in a round backed by Schneider Electric and existing investors Shell and iRobot.
Vector successfully angles for $70m series B
Kanematsu-backed microsatellite launch services provider Vector has collected $70m in a series B round that brought its total funding to more than $100m.
TP Therapeutics tops series C with $80m
The cancer therapy developer has raised $80m in a mezzanine round that came almost 18 months after its series C, with Lilly Asia Ventures and SR One backing both rounds.
CuraSen lures Johnson & Johnson to series A
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC was among the investors in CuraSen Therapeutics' $54.5m series A round, which was led by New Leaf Venture Partners.
Microsoft returns to WhiteSource for $35m round
Open-source cybersecurity software provider WhiteSource has raised cash in a series C round led by Susquehanna Growth Equity that included Microsoft's M12 unit.
Tastemade cooks up $35m in funding
Amazon and existing backer Comcast both invested in a round that boosted lifestyle media platform Tastemade's total funding to $115m.
News round up 22 October 2018
A round up of all the latest news on www.globalcorporateventuring.com for our subscribers.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
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

Alibaba makes a $288m date with 1919
Alibaba is set to invest $288m in the alcoholic drinks retailer at a time when consumer demand for wine and spirits is rapidly growing in China.
Holatek raises $86m from successful series D projection
Smart projector and TV manufacturer Holatek has attracted $86.5m in series D funding from a consortium led by Alibaba that featured the newly unveiled 36Kr Fund.
Corporates drive Momenta to $1bn valuation
Tencent and existing backer Nio Capital both invested as autonomous driving software developer Momenta took its overall funding to $200m.
Cloud9 beams up $50m
The eSports team manager has added series B funding to a 2017 series A backed by WWE, FunPlus, Beverly Hills Sports Council and UTA Ventures.
Thread pulls out $22m from series B round
Men's styling and fashion e-commerce platform Thread has now raised $40m altogether, having secured funding from H&M Co:Lab among others.
Oxford Nanopore expands latest round to $206m
Amgen has invested $66m in genetic sequencing system provider Oxford Nanopore, increasing its latest funding round to $206m.

Editor's Picks

Swiggy gets ready to swallow $900m
The food ordering platform has reportedly drawn up a term sheet for a $900m primary and secondary round led by Naspers and backed by Tencent.
Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
Instacart bags up $600m
The grocery delivery service, which counts Amazon, American Express and Comcast as investors, has increased its valuation 75% to $7.6bn in just six months.
Snowflake packs in $450m
Capital One Growth Ventures returned to invest in the data warehousing software provider as part of a round that more than doubled its post-money valuation.
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