Ride hailing services company Uber, backed by many corporate investors, held its long-awaited $8.1bn IPO, which was the world's largest since 2014, though many consider it a disappointment
Mobile payment platform PayPay raised $419m in funding from SoftBank. This is a deal from a space that has seen much growth in terms of the corporate-backed deal flow in recent years.
Meat substitute developer Beyond Meat, which has received backing from two corporate venturers, went public.
The autonomous vehicle spin-off has been backed by three corporates Toyota, SoftBank and Denso that have agreed to invest $1bn
Telecoms fim SoftBank led a $300m series D round for insurance provider Lemonade, which also featured previous investors Allianz and GV.
Financial servicec provider Monzo, previously backed by corporate Orange and Stripe, raised $130m round at a valuation of $2.6bn, making it the second most valuable fintech developer in the UK.
Sector analysis: Consumer
Perspectives on sustainability and wellbeing are changing in response to health and environmental challenges, offering an opportunity to university-linked businesses.
Oncology therapeutics developer Fusion Pharmaceticals closed a $105 round, featuring several corporate investors. The deal forms part of the growing broad oncology space, which has seen much attention from corporate venturers in recent years.
The SoftBank´s Vision Fund participated in a $300m round of robotics tech provider CloudMinds. This is a deal in the wider robotics and drones space, which has seen much growth in recent years