Series B

Corporates see Sense for $18m series B
Household energy monitor developer Sense has expanded its overall funding to almost $39m in a round backed by Schneider Electric and existing investors Shell and iRobot.
Vector successfully angles for $70m series B
Kanematsu-backed microsatellite launch services provider Vector has collected $70m in a series B round that brought its total funding to more than $100m.
Vacasa books into $64m round
Vacasa has added $64m in an Assurant-backed round that will help the holiday property manager pursue further domestic and international expansion.
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.
Cloud9 beams up $50m
The eSports team manager has added series B funding to a 2017 series A backed by WWE, FunPlus, Beverly Hills Sports Council and UTA Ventures.
Thread pulls out $22m from series B round
Men's styling and fashion e-commerce platform Thread has now raised $40m altogether, having secured funding from H&M Co:Lab among others.
Stratifyd straightens up with $25m series B
Tencent-backed customer analytics platform developer Stratifyd has now raised $36m altogether and will use the latest funds for product development and international growth.
Zhizhangyi zips to series B funding
The mobile cybersecurity technology developer has added $28.8m in a Gaocheng Capital-led round that came just over a year after a Fosun RZ-led round.

Other News

PayActiv accesses $20m in series B round
Ziegler Link-Age Fund II and affiliate funds of SoftBank Capital Employee both backed employee wellness service PayActiv, which has now raised more than $33m in total.
EHI helps fill Goldbelly with $20m
Online specialty food retailer Goldbelly has raised cash in a series B round led by Union Square Hospitality's Enlightened Hospitality Investment vehicle.
Arcadia Data conjures up $15m series B
Intel Capital has returned with Mayfield Fund and Blumberg Capital to back visual analytics software developer Arcadia Data, taking its total funding to $27m.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 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.
TidalScale measures out $24m
SK Hynix and existing investor Infosys both contributed to a series B round for software-defined server technology provider TidalScale.
Netlify tastes the high life with $30m
The Bloomberg-backed web content delivery network provider boosted its overall funding to more than $44m in a Kleiner Perkins-led round.

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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