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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.
Vimeo pulls out $200m Magisto acquisition
Qualcomm, SanDisk and Mail.ru are among the investors exiting video-editing tool provider Magisto, which has agreed to an acquisition by Vimeo.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 April 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Pearson Ventures appears with $50m
Pearson has launched a $50m fund called Pearson Ventures to invest in innovative educational technology, as a successor to its Affordable Learning Fund.
FT to fit in DealStreetAsia acquisition
Hindustan Times and Singapore Press Holdings could both exit the business media platform in a purchase by Financial Times expected to close this month.
Informa reveals corporate venturing plans
The content publisher and events planner has launched Informa Ventures to invest in startups focused on information services.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 April 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Smilovitz snags NY Times promotion
New York Times has promoted its director of M&A and investments, Jacob Smilovitz, to executive director of corporate development and financial planning and analysis.

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Ruhnn shows influence with $125m IPO
Alibaba-backed social influencer network Ruhnn floated in the middle of its range in the US, with Weibo buying $8m of shares.
Corporate venturing deal net: 25-29 March 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Facebook eyes content startups
Facebook is in talks to back several India-based content startups, including women-focused online community provider PopXo.
Pinterest puts down IPO filing
The Rakuten-backed social media company, which was valued at more than $12bn in 2017, has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 March 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Splice tunes into series C funding
The WME and AM Only-backed music production platform has now raised approximately $100m in total, following a $57.5m round co-led by True Ventures and USV.

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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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