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Series E And Later

Taimei takes $212m with Tencent's help
Tencent has led a series E-plus round for Taimei as part of a capital influx totalling $212m, with SoftBank's SBCVC unit also among the investors.
Pendo progresses to $100m series E round
Salesforce-backed app assessment platform Pendo has achieved unicorn status following a series E round that nearly doubled its total funding to $206m.
VIPKid passes series E test
Tencent has led a series E round for VIPKid that reportedly could have been sized at as much as $500m, with the corporate in line to invest $150m.
Bukalapak packs in more series F funding
Emtek and Shinhan Financial Group helped e-commerce marketplace operator Bukalapak close a series F round of undisclosed size at a valuation topping $2.5bn.
Analysis: Median size of rounds continues to grow in 2019
Our analysis shows that venturing rounds at most stages have grown their median dollar size. Later-stage rounds have experienced a much more pronounced growth.
Tencent takes funding to ETechAces at $1.5bn valuation
Tencent has reportedly committed between $130m and $150m to ETechAces, a financial comparison service already backed by SoftBank Vision Fund and Info Edge.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 September 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Stripe stacks $250m at a $35bn valuation
General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz all chipped in as Alphabet, Visa and Amex-backed Stripe took its total funding past the $1bn mark.

Other News

VIPKid talks Tencent into investing $150m
Tencent has recommitted to providing $150m for language tutoring platform VIPKid, having reportedly withdrawn from a verbal agreement to invest last month.
TouchBistro tucks in $119m
Recruit and Just Eat-backed TouchBistro has collected another $119m thanks to investors including strategic partners Barclays and JP Morgan Chase.
DataRobot picks up $206m
Intel Capital was among the returning investors in a round confirmed by the enterprise AI software provider, now valued at $1.2bn, to be $206m in size.
JetBlue helps Shape Security form $51m series F
Anti-fraud software provider Shape Security was valued at more than $1bn in a round that included follow-on funding from JetBlue Technology Ventures.
Trifacta wrangles $100m
Telstra, NTT Docomo, BMW, Google, Infosys and ABN Amro were among nearly a dozen investors that helped bring the data sorting platform's overall funding to $224m.
Nextdoor closes $170m round
The Alphabet, Comcast and Axel Springer-backed social media platform added $47m from Bond to conclude a round that valued it at $2.1bn.

Editor's Picks

Carbon cashes in with $260m
Adidas, Arkema, Johnson & Johnson and JSR contributed to a round that took 3D printing technolpogy provider Carbon's total funding to more than $680m.
Big Deal: Vision Fund makes billion-dollar Grab
SoftBank Vision Fund invested $1.46bn to take Grab's series H round, already backed by Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Booking Holdings, Central Group, Yamaha, Ping An, Microsoft, Tokyo Century and KBank, to $4.5bn.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
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