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YouGov completes Portent.io purchase
YouGov has purchased the AI-powered social analytics startup, one of its portfolio companies, to broaden its social monitoring and data science analytics tools.
Disney gets in Kahoot with $15m investment
The Microsoft-backed educational game platform has landed investment from Walt Disney, boosting its valuation from $300m to $376m in two months.
Corporate venturing deal net: 17-21 December 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
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.
Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 December 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Niantic looks to catch another $200m
Just over a year after its $200m series B round, Pokémon Go developer Niantic is raising another $200m from investors including Samsung and Axiomatic Gaming.
Blippar slips toward insolvency
Kazanah Nasional is reportedly blocking emergency funding for the Qualcomm-backed AR technology developer, which has raised some $137m while trying to locate a sustainable business model.
Bytedance takes a turn at corporate venturing
The digital media company is putting together a $1.44bn fund in which it will provide 20% of the capital, targeting state-owned vehicles for the rest.
M17 makes $25m to beat IPO blues
M17 Entertainment, backed by MCN, Yahoo Japan and LeSports, has collected $25m after a failed attempt at an IPO earlier this year.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 December 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

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