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Corporate venturing deal net: 30 March-3 April 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tiger Global waltzes into Bytedance
Tiger Global Management has acquired a stake in SoftBank-backed Bytedance, which is now valued at up to $100bn, over the past couple of years.
Hooq clasps liquidation option
The online streaming service, which had raised $95m from SingTel, Warner Bros and Sony Pictures, has filed for liquidation following a failure to scale in the fact of stiff competition.
Corporate venturing deal net: 23-27 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Kunlun Tech constructs $424m investment fund
Gaming and internet company Kunlun is committing about $140m to the internet and AI-focused fund as one of its two cornerstone investors.
FuboTV fuses with FaceBank
Online streaming service FuboTV, which has raised nearly $150m from investors including Sky, AMC, Discovery, Univision and 21st Century Fox, is set to merge with FaceBank.
Alibaba Pictures frames Yinhekuyu purchase
Alibaba Pictures is investing $56.5m for 60% of the Yinhekuyu's shareholding, its sister company Youku already having taken a 20% stake.
Dating.com commits $50m to meeting startups
The online dating group intends to invest up to $5m at seed to series B stage through a strategic fund that has already made its first deal.

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Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Scopely swells series D to $400m
The mobile game publisher received $200m from Advance and existing backer The Chernin Group at a $1.9bn valuation and has now raised about $560m in total.
AnyMind picks up Pokkt
SingTel Innov8 has exited in-app advertising platform developer Pokkt through an acquisition by AdAsia owner AnyMind Group.
Genvid monetises $33m series B round
Huya, NTT Docomo Ventures and Samsung Ventures have provided a $6m extension for the livestreaming monetisation platform's latest round.
Fox catches Tubi for $440m purchase
Streaming service Tubi will be bought by Fox Corporation after raising a total of about $31m from investors including MGM and Lionsgate.
RTL gets down to Bedrock
RTL has paid an undisclosed amount for a 50% stake in Bedrock, the vehicle through which M6 has spun off its catch-up television and streaming services.

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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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