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Corporate venturing deal net: 14-18 October 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
MyGate admits Tencent for $56m round
MyGate has now raised $67.5m altogether, Tencent coming in as a new investor as the household security technology provider prepares to treble headcount.
Cogna Educação to start corporate venturing
The Brazil-based educational services firm has reorganised its structure and intends to create a corporate venturing arm called Cogna Ventures next year.
SoftBank sets out for We Co takeover
SoftBank could reportedly acquire a controlling stake that would value the troubled workspace provider below $10bn, less than a year after it raised money at a $47bn valuation.
Lattice structures $25m series C
Slack-backed employee engagement platform developer Lattice has added $25m in series C financing to its coffers just six months after closing its $15m series B round.
Einride carries away $25m
Ericsson Ventures contributed to a series A round for environmentally-friendly logistics technology provider Einride that will support US growth.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 October 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Fangdd looks to capture $150m in IPO
Online real estate marketplace Fangdd has filed for a $150m initial public offering that would allow Shanying International to exit.

Other News

Bitkey unlocks series A financing
Hankyu Hanshin Properties was among the investors that provided $20.6m for the first tranche of smart lock developer Bitkey's series A round.
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.
Oyo makes $1.5bn series F reservation
Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal is set to provide $700m for a $1.5bn series F round that will value the short-term accommodation provider at $10bn, while SoftBank will also take part.
PropertyGuru proposes $257m in shares for IPO
Emtek is set to sell up to $55m of its shares in online real estate platform PropertyGuru in an Australian initial public offering that could bring in up to $257m in proceeds.
Corporate venturing deal net: 30 September-4 October 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SoftBank to pick up more Delhivery shares
SoftBank Vision Fund is exploring a secondary share purchase of approximately 3.3% of the logistics provider's shares for roughly $50m, to take its stake above 25%.

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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.
Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
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