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Corporate venturing deal net: 9-13 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Ucommune works its way toward public markets
Ucomme has formally filed for a $100m initial public offering, confirming months of reports and putting Beijing Xingpai, Dahong Group, Junfa Group, Prosperity Holdings and Yintai Land in line for exits.
Sparkplus finds space for series B funding
The co-working space provider picked up $25.2m from backers including Asia Cement and founding investor Aju Hotels and Resorts.
HappyEasyGo moves to $49m round
Samsung Venture Investment Corporation has helped the flight-booking platform raise nearly $49m that will help it expand its hotel-booking services.
Zeus Living settles into $55m series B
Airbnb and Comcast both supplied a share of the funding, which the temporary accommodation provider raised at a $205m post-money valuation.
Wag regains nine-figure SoftBank stake
Wag has agreed to buy back almost 50% of its shares from SoftBank, who invested $300m last year but which is selling at a loss.
Streem closes Frontdoor acquisition
Gree-backed Streem has been bought by Frontdoor, which will integrate its augmented reality-based remote home services technology into its own offering.
Corporate venturing deal net: 2-6 December 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds

Other News

Flow floats to $37m series B
Fung Capital-backed cross-border services business Flow won the backing of American Express Ventures in a round that will fund platform development and hiring.
Duolingo converses with CapitalG for $30m
Language teaching app Duolingo has received series F funding from existing backer CapitalG and is now valued at $1.5bn.
Relay relishes $30m investment
Private equity firm LLR Partners has invested in the Actua and Independence Health-backed customer engagement software provider, taking its total funding to $58m.
Shadowfax cracks $60m series D
Qualcomm Ventures contributed to a $60m round for last-mile delivery service Shadowfax that was led by Flipkart at a $250m valuation.
Circulate Capital secures $106m
Circulate Capital aims to cut ocean plastic pollution and has lured corporates including Chevron Phillips, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemicals, Danone, Unilever and Procter and Gamble to its fund.
Housi accommodates Redpoint funding
Redpoint Ventures has invested $11.2m in the on-demand accomodation provider, which was founded by Vitacon earlier this year.

Editor's Picks

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.
We Company releases billion-dollar IPO filing
SoftBank-backed workspace provider We Company has filed for an initial public offering in which it reportedly expects to raise up to $4bn.
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