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Analysis: Corporate-backed deals in Africa on the rise
In this piece, we take a quick peak at the still limited but growing corporate-backed deal flow in Africa-based companies.
Corporate venturing deal net: 9-13 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Harrison.ai checks into first round
Ramsay Health Care was among the investors in a $19.8m first funding round for Harrison.ai, which has already formed partnerships with Virtus Health and I-Med.
Moula coins series D funding
Liberty Financial returned to participate a $13.6m series D round for Moula, with the capital going toward the online lender’s technology development and recruitment.
Corporate venturing deal net: 2-6 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds
Housi accommodates Redpoint funding
Redpoint Ventures has invested $11.2m in the on-demand accomodation provider, which was founded by Vitacon earlier this year.
Konfio counts up $100m from SoftBank
SoftBank Innovation Fund helped the business lending platform increase its total funding to more than $140m as it looks to expand its services.
Angel Ventures nets Nestlé for $100m fund
Nestlé has provided capital for venture firm Angel Ventures' latest fund, which will invest across Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

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Corporate venturing deal net: 25-29 November 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
EDF arms KarmSolar with funding
KarmSolar has raised an amount previously reported to be up to $25m from EDF's renewable energy subsidiary as part of the latter's North African push.
Ualá wows with $150m series C
Tencent and SoftBank co-led a $150m series C round for financial services app developer Ualá that increased its overall funding to $194m.
VTex procures $140m
SoftBank Innovation Fund led a $140m funding round for the retail management software provider, whose previous investors include Naspers.
Banco Vorantim lights up Neon
Banco Vorantim has co-led a $95.3m round for digital banking service Neon roughly 18 months after becoming its financial services partner.
OPay ropes in corporates to raise $120m
The Opera spinoff received the cash in a round featuring Meituan Dianping, SoftBank Ventures Asia and Bertelsmann Asia Investments.

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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.
Tencent deposits $180m in Nubank
Digital banking service Nubank has raised $180m from Tencent at a $4bn valuation, increasing its overall equity funding to about $505m.
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