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Corporate venturing deal net: 9-13 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Kuaishou to close $3bn series F round
The short-form video platform is raising $3bn in a round set to include $2bn from Tencent, which will boost its stake to nearly 20%.
Corporate venturing deal net: 25-29 November 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
InMobi ropes in Roposo
Bertelsmann India Investments has exited user-generated media platform Roposo in an acquisition by InMobi Group estimated to be $20m in size.
NetEase tosses funding to Bossa
NetEase has led a series B round for the game developer reportedly sized at up to $30m and will now help it expand into China.
Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 November 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
N3twork nets $40m in series C round
Blue Planet Software has participated in a $40m series C round for mobile gaming product developer N3twork, which had secured $12m in a GV-backed round six years ago.
Players’ Tribune gets a place at Minute Media
Sport media brand The Players Tribune has agreed to be acquired, after raising $58m from investors including GV, most recently at a $140m valuation.

Other News

Showroom shows off new funding
Akatsuki, Dentsu, GMO Internet and Nippon Broadcasting System chipped in as the livestreaming platform raised $28.6m in a round in which DeNA sold some of its shares.
Proletariat progresses to $20m series C
Take-Two Interactive has led Proletariat's latest round, which will support the progress of the multiplayer game studio's next title.
SmartNews carts off $92m
The news aggregation app plans to close the Japan Post-led round next month at a $1.2bn valuation and has now raised $182m altogether.
iQiyi Intelligence smartens up with series A funding
The iQiyi-incubated VR and AR tech developer has raised $14.2m in an Addor Capital-led series A round that will be used to boost its product offering.
Corporate venturing deal net: 11-15 November 2019
Each Friday, the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Sinclair clasps Octopus in fresh funding round
Sinclair Digital joined an affiliate of MediaMath to back in-car interactive content provider Octopus Interactive, which is aiming to enhance its advertising technology.

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Pinterest hits NYSE in $1.4bn IPO
Qualcomm-backed visual social media platform Pinterest floated above its range in an offering that will give it a market cap near $13bn.
YY captures Bigo for $1.45bn
Bigo, a social video livestreaming platform, has been acquired by its existing shareholder YY for more than $1.45bn in a deal that also provided exits for Ping An and Bertelsmann.
WarnerMedia Investments closes book on deals
WarnerMedia Investments, the corporate venturing unit formerly known as Time Warner Investments, has reportedly shut while managing director Allison Goldberg has left the company.
Pinterest points to April for IPO
The Rakuten-backed social media and e-commerce company, valued at more than $12bn, will select underwriters next month and could go public as soon as April.
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