Services

Compass seeks $500m in initial public offering
SoftBank is the largest investor in the online real estate portal, which was valued at $6.4bn in its series G round early last year.
Loggi locks up $205m
SoftBank and Microsoft have helped the last-mile delivery service increase its valuation to roughly $2bn in a round led by CapSur Capital.
Cision to snag Brandwatch in $450m acquisition
Cision, already a shareholder in the social media analytics provider, is set to pay $450m to acquire it, following $63m in funding.
Manbang Group loads up billion-dollar IPO
Tencent, SoftBank and Alphabet are in line for exits after the trucking services provider confidentially filed to float in a US initial public offering sized above $1bn.
BetterUp bags $125m
Salesforce Ventures helped the professional coaching services provider push its valuation past $1.7bn in its series D round.
Newsela nets $100m in series D round
New and returning investors participated in the Kaplan-backed educational content provider’s latest round, which boosted its overall funding to $170m.
Investors input $40m into Codecademy
Prosus contribited to a series C round that allowed the coding education provider increase its overall funding to more than $82m.
Saltmine digs up $20m
JLL Spark, part of stategic partner JLL, was among the investors in the workplace improvement technology developer’s series A round.

Other News

Corporations sail into Motion
Wilhelmsen and HHLA.Motion have helped maritime-focused venture firm Motion Ventures reach the first close of a fund with a S$30m ($22.8m) target.
Corporate venturing deal net: 22-26 February 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
VidMob snaps up $50m for series C
Adobe and Shutterstock have become the latest corporate backers of the video advertising technology provider, which just closed its series C round.
Employment Hero heralds fresh funding
The human resources software developer has secured $20.4m at a $178.1m valuation with the support of Salesforce Ventures and Seek.
Origin Wireless sources $14m
Verizon’s corporate venturing arm and Alarm.co helped Origin secure funding that will fund commercialisation of its the motion-sensing technology.
Vedantu inhales Instasolv
Academic answer provider Instasolv has agreed to be acquired by Vedantu eight months after receiving $2m in funding from the latter.

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Airbnb aces IPO to raise $3.49bn
The Alphabet-backed accommodation marketplace priced its initial public offering well above its range in the second huge flotation this week, to secure a $47bn valuation.
Airbnb aims for $1bn in IPO
CapitalG-backed short-term accommodation provider Airbnb last raised financing at a $1bn pre-money valuation in April.
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