China-based wealth management and lending platform has raised a large round backed by six corporate venturer and a sovereign investment fund.
Collaboration platform for the construction industry PlanGrid was acquired by software developer Autodesk for $875m.
Two large and important deals above the $1bn mark in the e-commerce and e-retail space in East Asia appeared in the news last week. Both deals involved telecoms group SoftBank as a corporate backer.
GCV Analytics defines the financial services sector as encompassing payment technologies and cryptocurrencies, personal finance and wealth management, insurance, alternative lending, crowdfunding, client and risk analytics, firms and funds, social investing and others.
Kaloyan Andonov of GCV spoke to Geert van de Wouw, vice-president at Shell Ventures, the venturing subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major Shell about the future of energy and how the rebranded venturing arm under his command tackles it.
GCV Analytics defines the telecoms sector as encompassing telecoms service providers, wireless connectivity technologies and other related businesses.
Last week, Global Corporate Venturing reported several interesting and sizeable transactions in the e-commerce space from around the globe.