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Sector Analysis

Analysis: Two new deals in mobility last week
Amid a nearly global lockdown and much apprehension around the Covid-19 pandemic, we reported two interesting deals in the mobility space last week.
Analysis: StackPath takes $216m
Juniper Networks and Cox have backed a sizeable series B round for edge and cloud computing tech developer StackPath.
Industrials continue to grind forward
Sector analysis: Industrial
Analysis: Wipro Ventures exits Emailage to LexisNexis
Wipro Ventures exited email security software developer Emailage, when it was acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The sizeable deal is part of the wider cybersecurity space which has been popular over recent years.
Analysis: Beike Zhaofang moves to $2.4bn round
Corporates Tencent and SoftBank invested in a $2.41bn round raised by real estate platform Beike Zhaofang at a reported $14bn valuation. The transaction is part of the broader real estate tech space which has seen a surge in valuations in recent years.
Analysis: Waymo drives $2.25bn home
Alphabet’s self-driving car developer Waymo raised its first external funding in a round backed by its parent company and two other corporates.
Analysis: Intuit accepts $7.1bn Credit Karma
Alphabet will exit credit management company Credit Karma in a $7.1bn acquisition by Intuit.
AI hardware innovation: a tale of east and west
Nvidia, Intel and others are piling innovation resources into AI-specialised chip architectures amid heightened risk of competition from Chinese vendors

Other News

Analysis: Revolution breaks out in $238m IPO
Oncology therapy developer Revolution Medicines went public giving an exit to pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
Service sector continues to grow
Sector report: Services
Analysis: Qorvo on the crest of Decawave
Indoor positioning technology producer Devawave was acquired by Qorvo reportedly for $400m, giving an exit to LG and ST Electronics
Analysis: LexisNexis buys Emailage
Wipro Ventures was given an exit from email security software developer Emailage, which was acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The sizeable exit is part of the wider cybersecurity space, which has received much attention by corporates over the past decade.
Analysis: Visa swipes $5.3bn for Plaid
Visa is to acquire one of its portfolio companies, financial data network operator Plaid, in multi-billion-dollar transaction, which comes only four months after its latest commitment to the company along with its peer Mastercard.
Transport sector hits the brake pedal
Sector analysis: Transport

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AI hardware innovation: a tale of east and west
Nvidia, Intel and others are piling innovation resources into AI-specialised chip architectures amid heightened risk of competition from Chinese vendors
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Global Corporate Venturing's top stories in 2019
Automotive, mobility, travel at GCVI Summit
Sector in-depth discussion with portfolio companies.
Analysis: Insights into the transport revolution
This is a version of a presentation first shown at the Corporate Venture in Brasil conference, hosted by Apex-Brasil in partnership with Global Corporate Venturing earlier this month.
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