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Bitso secures $250m in series C funding
The Coinbase, Ripple and Monex-backed Latin American crypto trading platform was valued at $2.2bn in a round co-led by Tiger Global Management and Coatue Management.
Daily Deal Round Up: May 5, 2021
SoftBank Vision Fund led a $75m round valuing OKR platform developer WorkBoard at $800m while therapist network provider Headway hit a $750m valuation.
Daily Deal Round Up: May 4, 2021
Solidia Technologies, Kelun Biotech and Doer Biologics all raised more than $70m while Sony added cash to a round valuing Discord at $7bn.
Atlassian plans second programme for in-house incubator
Point A will enable Atlassian’s employees to receive funding and guidance to develop new additions to its product range.
Lockheed Martin finds Main Sequence for $194m fund
Lockheed Martin has returned to invest in Main Sequence Ventures’ second fundraise having previously committed to its Csiro-mandated first fund.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 23, 2021
Okta Ventures contributed to a $60m round for device management platform developer Kandji while real estate data provider Cherre raised $50m from investors including Intel Capital.
Google grows Black Founders Fund participants
Google’s Black Founders Fund has now backed 17 Brazil-based startups through the programme and may go on to invest in 13 more.
Doral starts cleantech CVC
Doral Energy-Tech Ventures to invest $15.3m during its first year.

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Nubank sets up black-focused fund
Separately, MaC Venture Capital, a US-based seed-stage venture capital firm majority-owned by black investors, has raised $103m.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 22, 2021
Genomic therapy developer EdiGene, electric vehicle rental platform Go Sharing and API management platform developer RapidAPI have all raised about $60m.
Samurai Incubate Africa closes fund
Toyota Tsusho manages the Mobility 54 corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, which committed to Samurai Incubate Africa.
Blackstone hires Oron for Israel expansion
Yifat Oron was previously the CEO of LeumiTech, a subsidiary of Bank Leumi.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 21, 2021
Mastercard and Samsung Next returned for authenication technology provider Hypr's series C round while risk management software provider Archipelago raised $34m.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 16, 2021
E-commerce platform developer Olist added $23m to a SoftBank-backed round now topping $80m, while Waters Corporation-backed TetraScience closed its series B at $80m.

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Brazil adds triple fundraisings
The three funds comes as Daniel de Macedo switches role and a new trade body committee is set up for CVCs.
Corporates help dish up $500m for iFood
Online food delivery platform iFood has secured another $500m in a round featuring majority owner Movile and fellow corporate Naspers.
Ant Financial backs StoneCo on way to $1.1bn IPO
Payment technology provider StoneCo will raise about $1.1bn if it floats at the top of its range, while Ant Financial is investing $100m through a private placement.
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