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Series B

Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Emendo imports $61m in series B funding
Takeda Ventures converted debt financing into equity through the genetic medicine developer's latest round, which was led by strategic partner AnGes.
Tencent leads Lydia's series B round
Mobile payment technology provider Lydia took its total funding to $73m in a $44.5m round that also attracted CNP Assurances, with the cash to fund European expansion.
SpinLaunch turns to existing investors for $35m
GV and Airbus Ventures returned for a round that lifted the kinetic-energy launch technology developer's total funding to $80m.
Gathered Foods nets $32m
Greenleaf Foods invested $5m in the fish substitute producer as part of a series B round that included General Mills' corporate venturing subsidiary, 301.
Cigna Ventures signs off on two new deals
Cigna's corporate venturing arm led a $29.5m round for population healthcare management platform Arcadia.io and bumped Buoy Health's series B up to $20m.
ReadCoor scores $27m series B
Eli Lilly-backed ReadCoor took its total funding to $50m and will use the funding to commercialise its gene sequencing technology.
Corvus uncorks $32m series B round
Proceeds from the Telstra Ventures-led series B round will allow Corvus to accelerate insurance technology development and build tools to improve its risk management.

Other News

TScan eases to $35m series B close
Subsidiaries of Astellas and Novartis co-led a round featuring GV and 6 Dimensions Capital that took the cancer drug developer's overall funding to $60m.
Practifi pockets series B funding
Salesforce Ventures-backed financial customer communication platform Practifi has raised $16.3m for recruitment and product development.
Just Spices savours series B funding
The spice products supplier collected $14.5m from investors including Bitburger Ventures, which joins existing investor Döhler Ventures as a corporate backer.
Alibaba helps Nice Tuan nick new funding
Alibaba has taken part in an $88.3m round for the community e-commerce platform that came five months after its merger with counterpart Niwoning.
Corporate venturing deal net: 6-10 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Transcenta Holding traps $100m
Lilly Asia Ventures took part in a series B-plus round that marks the first for biopharmaceutical company Transcenta Holding, formed through the merger of two of the corporate's portfolio companies.

Editor's Picks

Intel spreads $72m across 12 companies
Intel Capital has revealed investments in 12 US or China-based portfolio companies and a partnership with the NBA.
Big Deal: Joby completes $100m funding job
Joby Aviation has raised $100m in an Intel Capital-led series B round that included JetBlue Technology Ventures, indicating the rise in air-based corporate venturing.
Huochebang loads up another $156m
Baidu Capital, which has just appointed a CEO, has co-led the logistics platform's series B-2 round, adding to a $115m tranche co-led by Tencent in December.
Big Deal: Corporates find Unity
Unity Biotechnology, which raised $116m last week, is the fourth Arch Venture Partners-launched startup to be backed by WuXi PharmaTech.
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