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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.
Industrious ends series D with $80m
The workspace operator has now raised more than $220m altogether, following a round featuring Equinox, TF Cornerstone and Granite Properties.
Finch Therapeutics clinches $53m series C round
Microbiome drug developer Finch Therapeutics has collected investments from SymBiosis and SIG among others to push its total funding to near $95m.
Drop hits series B with $44m
Royal Bank of Canada was among the investors in a $44m series B round that brings the customer loyalty app developer's total funding to more than $71m.
SBI helps Reclo rack up funding
The luxury goods resale platform received $33.8m in a round backed by SBI Investment and SBI Securities that will fund international growth.
Nykredit goes Lunar Way
Nykredit-backed Lunar Way has secured $28.6m and acquired a European banking license for its mobile banking product.
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.
Tala tallies up $110m
Alphabet-backed microfinance app developer Tala secured the series D funding at a reported $750m valuation, with PayPal among the participants.

Other News

Knotel nets $400m at $1bn+ valuation
Mori Trust, Itochu and existing backers Bloomberg Beta and Rocket Internet all invested in workspace operator Knotel, which has now raised $560m to date.
Oncorus hits with series B
Existing investors Celgene and Astellas returned to back the virus-based cancer therapy developer's $79.5m series B round to take its total funding to more than $140m.
Numbrs counts up another $40m
ProSiebenSat1-backed banking and loan management app developer Numbrs has raised $40m at a valuation of more than $1bn and will now expand across Europe. 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.
Protenus complies with corporates to raise $17m
Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Providence Ventures were among the investors that helped health data management platform Protenus take its overall funding above $35m.
Homeis locates $12m in series A round
The migrant community platform has added $12m to a seed round featuring Samsung and Chernin Group as it looks to expand to cover more communities.

Editor's Picks

Naspers reaches Meesho in $125m round
Facebook provided $25m for the social commerce marketplace as part of a Naspers-led round that has been set to value it at up to $650m.
Analysis: Large corporate-backed rounds by region
Large rounds tend to be raised by companies based in the US and China. Last year we saw a record number of corporate-backed rounds sized $100m and above.
Didi Chuxing mobilises Toyota for $600m deal
Toyota will invest $600m into Didi Chuxing and form a joint venture also involving GAC Toyota Motor that will be focused on vehicle-related services for ride hailing drivers.
Carbon cashes in with $260m
Adidas, Arkema, Johnson & Johnson and JSR contributed to a round that took 3D printing technolpogy provider Carbon's total funding to more than $680m.
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