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Viacom vies for Pluto TV in $500m deal
Viacom could potentially pay between $300m and $500m to acquire the online streaming platform, whose investors include Sky, Samsung, Scripps, ProSiebenSat.1, UTA, Universal Music Group and Windsor Media.
Corporate venturing deal net: 14-18 January 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Byju's buys Osmo in $120m deal
Mattel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, JF Shea and Sesame Workshop have exited connected toy producer in an all-share acquisition by Byju's.
Niantic wins funding game with $245m
Google's augmented reality game spinoff has secured $245m in a Samsung and Axiomatic-backed series C round at a $4bn post-money valuation.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 January 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Rez reaches for Sky investment role
Sky Startup Investments & Partnerships has hired Eva Rez, a former investor at Episode 1 Ventures, to assume an investment manager position.
Goldman Sachs spends $30m on InnoVid investment
The Cisco and Deutsche Telekom-backed video advertising software provider has received capital from Goldman Sachs that it described as pre-IPO funding.
Super League seeks $25m in IPO
Cali Group owns a 17.6% in the online gaming platform and eSports tournament operator, whose other investors include Viacom, Axiomatic, DMG and Cinemark.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24 December 2018-4 January 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Niantic levels up with $190m
Following reports last month that Alphabet spinout Niantic was looking to secure $200m, the augmented reality game developer has secured $190m.

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