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Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Comcast Ventures casts principal roles
Comcast's corporate venturing arm has expanded its investment team with three principals: Fatima Husain, Adam Spivack and Sheena Jindal.
Ivi invites investors to $40m round
A range of investors have agreed to provide about $40m for the Prof-Media-backed online video host to ramp up its original content provision.
Maker Media breaks apart
OATV-backed science and crafts content publisher Maker Media has suspended trading having previously raised $10m in equity and debt financing.
ShareChat in talks for $100m funding round
Twitter is expected to lead the Xiaomi-backed round with an investment of more than $50m, valuing the social networking platform at up to $650m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Hupu hops to $182m pre-IPO round
ByteDance has paid $182m for a 30% stake in sporting media portal Hupu as the latter prepares to go public in its home country of China.
FloSports whistles in $47m series C
The on-demand sports streaming platform has closed a series C round led by Discovery that included fellow existing investors WWE and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.

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Corporate venturing deal net: 27-31 May 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Firefly displays $30m in series A funding
Taxi-based advertising service Firefly has raised $30m from investors including GV, and acquired Strong Outdoor's digital operations.
Monstar Lab mounts $22m in funding
Monstar Lab took its overall funding to $35m in February, capturing $22m from investors including DG Incubation and SigmaXYZ, it emerged last week.
Corporate venturing deal net: 20-24 May 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
GCV Symposium 2019: VR fireside chat and pitches
Dave Haynes from HTC's Vive X accelerator talked about its activities in the virtual and augmented reality space, before nine companies in the sector pitched their products to attendees.
Tencent ventures to Mafengwo in $250m round
The travel information and services platform raised $250m in a Tencent-led round also backed by General Atlantic, Qiming Venture Partners and Yuantai Investment Partners.

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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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