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Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 May 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Value of media rounds drops dramatically
Sector analysis: Media
Facebook gives $400m for Giphy acquisition
GV and CAA Ventures have exited online GIF database Giphy in a reported $400m deal, sized at approximately $200m less than its valuation four years ago.
Apple nets NextVR in confirmed purchase
NetEase, SoftBank, Time Warner, Madison Square Garden, Dick Clark Productions, Citic Guoan, Founder Group and Comcast have all exited the VR viewing platform at a reduced valuation.
Gulati sets up Forecast Fund out of Comcast
Comcast Ventures has formed an early-stage vehicle to back consumer technology developers, investing between $500,000 and $2m per deal.
M17 switches on series D funding
Asia-focused live streaming service M17 Entertainment raised $26.5m from investors including Kaga Electronics and ASE Global, two years after an aborted IPO attempt.
Corporate venturing deal net: 4-7 May 2020
Each week, the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week's smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Dailyhunt tracks down more series G funding
ByteDance-backed news and entertainment aggregator Dailyhunt increased its total funding to around $183m after a series G extension from James Murdoch-aligned Lupa India.

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Dribbble negotiates Creative Market purchase
Creative Market, acquired by Autodesk in 2014 before being spun out three years later, has now been bought by its peer Dribbble for an undisclosed amount.
Corporate venturing deal net: 27 April-1 May 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Figma figures out $50m series D
Andreessen Horowitz has led a $50m series D round for Figma that more than quadrupled the O’Reilly-backed design software developer’s valuation to $2bn.
Epic aims to get bigger with $1bn
Tencent, Axiomatic, Walt Disney and Endeavor Group-backed Epic Games, developer of Fortnite and owner of Houseparty, is in talks to raise money at a valuation topping $15bn.
Dailyhunt catches series G funding
ByteDance returned to provide $4.7m for a $23.4m round that boosted the media aggregator's overall funding to near $150m.
Eros arrow catches STX for merger deal
Liberty Global is among the STX Entertainment investors that will provide $125m for its merger with publicly-listed Eros International.

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Quibi quantfies $750m for latest round
The round increased the total raised by the Alibaba, Sony, WndrCo,21st Century Fox, Walt Disney, WarnerBros and Entertainment One-backed short-form streaming startup to $1.75bn.
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.
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