Media

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.
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.
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.
Dentsu joins Scrum in competitive game
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Kahoot loots funding at $300m valuation
Datum Invest has led a $15.3m round for the Microsoft-backed educational game platform that tripled its valuation from its last funding round in March.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 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.
Open8 gets creative in $13m series A
Marketing distribution product supplier Open8 has now raised $36m in funding after winning the backing of the corporate-backed Mirai Creation Fund.
Idagio drags in new funding
The Tengelmann-backed classical music streaming platform has doubled its overall funding by raising $11.8m as it expands to North America.

Other News

DMM registers $89m fund
Internet and e-commerce company DMM.com views its new venture capital fund as complementary to its M&A investments.
Telkomsel invites Ariffin to head of investments position
Nazier Ariffin, formerly Angel-eQ’s head of investments and business development, will head investments for Telkomsel’s new strategic unit.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 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.
WndrCo falls for Infatuation in $30m deal
The Infatuation, an online restaurant media brand that also owns Zagat, has received $30m in funding from WndrCo as it prepares to expand into new cities.
Attn attends to series C with $15m
The short-form video producer has received $15m from existing investor Evolution Media as it prepares to grow its television content
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 September 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Editor's Picks

SoftBank bids to invest in ByteDance
SoftBank is reportedly among the interested investors as digital media company ByteDance targets $3bn at a $75bn valuation.
Analysis: Tencent-backed IPOs
Since the beginning of 2017, Global Corporate Venturing (GCV) Analytics has tracked and seen a number of companies backed by China-based internet company Tencent go public in Hong Kong and the US.
Big Deal: NewTV to switch on with $800m
Entertainment producers like 21st Century Fox and Warner Bros have reportedly supplied $200m of an $800m round that will support high-budget, short-form video, as content continues to draw in big bucks.
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