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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.
Play Ventures levels up fund to $40m
Rovio supplied $3m of the capital as game-focused venture investor Play Ventures closed a fund that was oversubscribed by $10m.
Naspers to gamble on $100m Dream11 investment
Naspers is exploring a $100m secondary investment in the fantasy sports platform, though corporate backer Tencent does not appear to be among the likely sellers.
Lego helps Klang build series B funding
Lego's corporate venturing unit has contributed to a $22.3m round for MMO developer Klang as it prepares to release its second title.
Corporate venturing deal net: 12-16 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.
ShareChat shakes out $100m in funding
Twitter has led a $100m series D round for social media app ShareChat that valued the multilingual social network operator at $650m.
Mux sucks in $20m
The video-optimisation software provider's series B round was led by CAA-backed Evolution Media while Accel and Y combinator also invested.
Vreal slips into the night
VR streaming technology creator Vreal has reached the end of the road having previously raised money from Intel Capital and Akatsuki Entertainment Technology Fund.

Other News

Singularity 6 surfaces with FunPlus investment
Social game developer Singularity 6 has raised $16.5m from investors including FunPlus Ventures as it continues work on its first title.
Light Field attracts $28m
Robert Bosch Venture Capital led a $28m round for the holographic display developer that included Comcast, Liberty Global, Samsung, Hella, Verizon and NTT Docomo.
WSC Sports wins $23m
Ofer Global, NTT Docomo, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, Intel and Go4It all signed up to a round that brought sports content management platform WSC's total funding to $39m.
Lazy Online tunes into additional funding
Time and CyberAgent-backed Lazy Books collected $14.2m in a series C round that will enable the audiobook and podcast platform to expand its content.
Corporate venturing deal net: 5-9 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.
JD.com elevates XinChao with new funding
JD.com provided $142m for the lift-based advertising screen provider, nine months after it received $302m in funding from Baidu.

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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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