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Corporate venturing deal net: 10-14 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
We Company to buy Indian franchise for $1.9bn
WeWork India, a local franchise of co-working space operator We Company that is backed by Embassy, is set to sell a 70% stake for a $1.9bn in cash and shares.
GE Ventures to sell its portfolio
General Electric had considered spinning out its corporate venturing operation, but has now shifted its focus to finding a buyer for a portfolio consisting of stakes in more than 100 companies.
SoftBank works out $300m Gympass investment
The round, reportedly $300m in size, featured both SoftBank’s Vision Fund and its Latin America Fund, valuing the gym subscription service at more than $1bn.
Qxpress checks in $50m investment
The logistics subsidiary of eBay and Singapore Press Holdings-backed e-commerce marketplace Qoo10 has raised $50m to expand its operations.
YunQuNa laps up $70m
The Sumitomo-backed international freight logistics platform has added series C funding, from Sequoia Capital China, Coatue Management and Source Code Capital.
Oyo looks to book investors for $1bn round
New and existing investors including SoftBank are talking to the short-term accommodation platform over a round that could value it at $10bn.
Yanolja secures Booking in $180m series D
Yanolja has collected $180m in funding from Booking Holdings and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, valuing the short-term room rental service at more than $1bn.

Other News

Thumbtack pins down $120m series H
Online services marketplace operator Thumbtack has added $120m to its funding arsenal, bringing the Alphabet-backed company’s total equity to more than $390m.
Corporates to shake up SaaS startups
Auth0, CircleCI and Stripe have jointly launched a support scheme dubbed Go_SaaS to help startups promote software-as-a-service platforms.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 June 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Sansan sets price for $360m IPO
CyberAgent, GMO, Japan Post, Nikkei, Nippon Life, Recruit and Salesforce-backed Sansan priced its shares at the top of its range today and will raise $360m including the over-allotment option.
AllyO aligns with corporates in $45m round
Randstad Innovation Fund and Google's Gradient Ventures invested in a series B round that boosted the recruitment automation platform’s total funding to $64m.
SoftBank oversees another $100m delivery for Loggi
The delivery services platform secured $100m in a round led by returning investor SoftBank Vision Fund, while another SoftBank fund considers adding $50m.

Editor's Picks

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.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
Oyo completes $1bn booking
Didi Chuxing has invested $100m in the hotel platform, allowing Oyo to close a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund and backed by Grab.
SoftBank goes to WeWork with another $3bn
Work and living space provider WeWork will receive warrant financing from Vision Fund at a valuation of at least $42bn through two $1.5bn tranches in 2019.
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