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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Loggi locates SoftBank for nine-figure round
SoftBank Vision Fund has reportedly put $100m into the delivery service provider, whose existing shareholders include Qualcomm Ventures.
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.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 September 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Jumia workshops $250m IPO
The Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce platform is considering an initial public offering in the US early next year at a valuation of $1bn.
Orange pays attention as Yoco raises $16m
Payment technology provider Yoco has secured funding in a series B round led by Partech Ventures with backing from Orange Digital Ventures.
Main Sequence rearranges fund to reach $167m
Lockheed Martin was among the limited partners that helped Main Sequence Ventures add almost $95m to its Csiro Innovation Fund 1.

Other News

Emerging African opportunities struggle for funding
Innovative region: Africa
NAB Ventures nets $36m for second fund
National Australia Bank is doubling the capital allocated to its strategic investment unit through a second fund.
Rappi wraps its head around $200m
Delivery Hero-backed on-demand delivery services provider Rappi has secured $200m from investors including DST Global, achieving unicorn status in the process.
Flare draws in new funding
Point72 Ventures led a $15.4m round for Reinventure-backed human resources management platform developer Flare that will support hiring.
Qualcomm helps ship $60m to CargoX
Qualcomm has returned to support a $60m round for CargoX, having also participated in the trucking services platform's $20m series C last year.

Editor's Picks

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.
Big Deal: Didi Chuxing buys a 99
Didi Chuxing's reported $600m acquisition of a majority stake in its Brazilian counterpart indicates a new level to its expansion plans.
Editorial: Brazil breezing through macro headwinds
Over the past few weeks and months, the country has seen positive headlines for large deals, venture fundraising and corporate innovation initiatives.
Fund in the News: Reinventure
Armed with A$100m of capital from its sole limited partner, financial services firm Westpac, Australia-based Reinventure is pioneering its own model of fintech corporate venturing.
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