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Corporate venturing deal net: 13-17 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Zinier fields investors for $90m series C
Zinier took its overall funding to $120m in a round that included returning investor Qualcomm Ventures, with the cash to go to international growth and product development.
KeyMe admits another $35m
Brentwood Associates led a round that will fund US expansion by the Comcast and 7-Eleven-backed digital locksmith along with an expansion of its services.
Tradeshift takes in $240m
The supply-chain digitisation platform raised the debt and equity financing from a consortium of new and existing investors potentially including several corporates.
Notaras extracts herself from XL Innovate
Martha Notaras, previously a partner at XL Innovate, has teamed up with former New York Life Investments executive John Kim at fintech and insurtech-oriented VC fund Brewer Lane Ventures.
Jimoty looks to jump to public markets
Opt, NTT Docomo, Lilfull, Japan Best Rescue System and Proto Corporation could exit the classified listings platform, which has received approval for a Tokyo IPO.
Weld North takes LearnZillion under its wing
Weld North Education has purchased OATV-backed digital education product supplier LearnZillion, which had raised more than $22.4m in funding.
Elara edges $70m in financing
News Corp and its real estate advertising arm, REA Group, supplied $70m in convertible note financing for the property listings platform.

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Coupa scoops up Yapta
Concur and Amadeus both exited travel cost-analysis platform Yapta in an acquisition of undisclosed size that followed more than $22m in funding.
Corporate venturing deal net: 6-10 January 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Tencent lends help as VIPKid spinoff raises $80m
VIPKid investor Tencent has participated in an $80m series A round for its livestreamed tutoring offshoot, Dami Wangxiao.
ClassPass clinches $285m series E
The GV-backed fitness and wellness subscription service secured a unicorn valuation in a round that lifted its overall funding to $540m.
Tiger Global buys into Byju's with $200m
The educational app developer, which counts Tencent, Naspers and BCC among its investors, raised the money at a valuation of about $8bn.
RXR Realty enters The Guild for $25m round
RXR Realty invested in apartment rental service The Guild as part of a round that brought the latter's overall funding to more than $36m.

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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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