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Telus tells of impact fund
Telus Pollinator Fund for Good is equipped with $76.5m to invest in developers of technology that can promote positive social and environmental impact.
Manbang makes noise with $1.7bn
The truck delivery management service is now valued at almost $12bn, having raised money in a round co-led by SoftBank Vision fund and backed by Tencent.
Codemao collects $198m in series D round
The Cheetah Mobile and Southern Publishing and Media-backed coding education provider lifted its overall funding to $375m in its latest round.
Udemy cues up another $50m
The Naspers and Benasse-backed online skills platform developer hiked its valuation to $3.25bn and its total funding to more than $280m.
Duolingo rings up $35m
Alphabet-backed language learning platform developer Duolingo has now raised $183m altogether and has increased its valuation 60% to $2.4bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 November 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Forto courts corporates to raise $50m
AP Moller – Maersk returned in an Inven Capital-led round that lifted the freight management platform developer's total funding to $103m.
SendCloud collects series B funding
Axa Venture Partners led a $14.9m round for the e-commerce fulfilment platform developer, which counts SanomaVentures as an earlier backer.

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Airbnb aims for $1bn in IPO
CapitalG-backed short-term accommodation provider Airbnb last raised financing at a $1bn pre-money valuation in April.
Shogakukan Accelerator selects initial batch
Shogakukan and ShoPro’s joint accelerator initiative, co-formed with 01Booster in June, has chosen 10 startups for its maiden cohort.
MindTickle mines SoftBank in $100m round
The sales readiness software producer added SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to an investment base already containing Qualcomm Ventures at a reported $500m valuation.
Curbio curates $25m round
The home improvement services provider increased its overall funding to more than $38m in a round led by Comcast Ventures.
Pharmapacks boxes up $250m from Carlyle Group
The private equity firm's investment valued McKesson, Sealed Air and RB-backed e-commerce fulfilment service Pharmapacks at $1.1bn.

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Airbnb aims for $1bn in IPO
CapitalG-backed short-term accommodation provider Airbnb last raised financing at a $1bn pre-money valuation in April.
Reef Technology finds space for $700m
SoftBank Vision Fund returned to reinvest in proximity services provider Reef, which has also launched a $300m real estate fund with fellow backer Oaktree Capital Management.
Opendoor welcomes reverse merger
Lennar, SoftBank, Access Industries and Alphabet are set to score exits from the real estate transaction manager, valued at $4.8bn in the deal.
Byju’s bags $500m
The online course and tutoring provider, which counts Tencent, BCC and Naspers as investors, bumped its valuation up to $10.8bn in the round.
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