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CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Tarik Galijasevic, Allstate Strategic…
Galijasevic predicts collaborations among corporate VCs and startups will only accelerate as they look to innovative technologies to address customer needs during tumultuous times.
SoftBank secedes from $3bn WeWork share tender
Early investors and employees were set to benefit from a $3bn tender offer for the troubled workspace provider but key investor SoftBank has pulled out.
Daojiale houses funding from and its 58 Aifang subsidiary invested $70.5m and will help the online real estate marketplace expand its services and grow throughout southwestern China.
Yuanfudao marks off $1bn series G
The online education provider pushed its total funding past $1.5bn in a round co-led by Tencent that valued it at $7.8bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 23-27 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
LinkSquares reconnects with MassMutual in series A
MassMutual Ventures backed LinkSquares in a round which brought the language analysis software developer’s total funding to more than $21m.
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Donald Lacey, Ping An…
The Ping An subsidiary is providing strategic assistance to portfolio companies during the Covid-19 pandemic, though managing director Lacey cautioned that startups with high burn rates are facing high risk.
Afterpay unveils AP Ventures fund
The corporate has a 44% stake in growth equity fund AP Ventures, which plans to invest more than $30m in a total of five or six portfolio companies.

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Airbnb addresses funding options
The Alphabet-backed online accommodation platform is reportedly speaking to investors about new funding despite the coronavirus effect.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Yuanfudao looks to yield $7.5bn valuation
Tencent is reportedly set to co-lead a round for online education platform Yuanfudao with an original target size of $1bn and a rumoured $7.5bn valuation.
SoftBank hesitates on $3bn WeWork share deal
Shanghai Jin Jiang and Legend Capital could hypothetically lose out, after a letter from SoftBank raised doubts over an agreed $3bn share tender.
Qingzhu crowns eight-figure series B round
Meituan Dianping's budget hotel spinoff has secured an eight-figure dollar sum, in a round co-led by Sofina Group and GGV Capital.
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.

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Beike Zhaofang moves to $2.4bn round
SoftBank reportedly invested $1bn in the online real estate brokerage as part of a $2.41bn round also featuring Tencent at a valuation of more than $14bn.
SoftBank sorts We Company with $9.5bn financing package
Jin Jiang International and Legend Holdings will get exit routes through the deal, which is set to give SoftBank a stake in the workspace provider sized at about 80%.
We Co pulls its IPO - what now?
With news that We Co has withdrawn its IPO filing, we take a look at what the move could mean for corporate venturing going forward.
SoftBank mulls $1bn supplement for We Company
The additional cash would be added to the $1.5bn second tranche of warrant financing agreed by SoftBank and the beleaguered We Company late last year.
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