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Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Credit Suisse expands Entrepreneur Capital to $199m
Credit Suisse has added an extra $70m to its Entrepreneur Capital fund and invested an undisclosed amount in drone developer Perspective Robotics.
Kinnevik to kick in $96m for MatHem
Kinnevik has agreed to invest $42.5m in Clas Ohlson-backed online supermarket MatHem while buying $53.5m in a secondary investment deal.
Corporate venturing deal net: 11-15 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Mistubishi energises Ovo with seven-figure investment
The conglomerate has paid approximately $256m for a 20% stake in smart energy distributor and technology provider Ovo Energy.
The Association picks its 2019 winners
Trade body Association of International Certified Professional Accountants has selected fintech startups Gappify, Client Hub and Dryrun as winners in its 2019 accelerator cohort.
SoftBank Vision Fund delivers $940m to Nuro
Nuro has already begun trialling its self-driving delivery vehicle and will use the funding to move into new cities and further develop the technology.
Foot Locker kicks $100m into Goat Group
The retailer has invested $100m in footwear marketplace Goat Group, which already counts Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, Webb Investment Network and Accel as shareholders.

Other News

Choi chosen to head investment at Netmarble
Netmarble’s head of corporate strategy and senior vice-president, Chanseok Choi, has been promoted to managing director and head of investment.
Mobidiag mobilises Autobio investment
The molecular diagnostics equipment provider has completed a $11.3m investment from China-based Autobio Diagnostics that was announced in December.
Corporate venturing deal net: 28 January-1 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Corporate venturing deal net: 21-25 January 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Novo's Repair Impact Fund reports investments
Novo Holdings has invested more than $22m of its $165m fund across four companies developing drugs meant to combat antimicrobial resistance.
SoftBank serves up $100m for Globality
The service provider marketplace operator has increased its total funding to $172m with an investment from SoftBank Vision Fund that valued it at almost $1bn.

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Altria agrees $12.8bn Juul investment
E-cigarette brand Juul has overcome internal opposition to agree a $12.8bn investment by Marlboro owner Altria at a $38bn valuation.
Coupang cops another $2bn from SoftBank
SoftBank's Vision Fund provided $1bn for the e-commerce marketplace at a $9bn valuation, three years after a $1bn investment by its parent company.
BillDesk itemises $300m Visa investment
Visa has provided a reported $200m in equity funding for bill payment platform BillDesk and bought up to $100m worth of shares in a secondary transaction.
SoftBank supplies $300m for Automation Anywhere
RPA software provider Automation Anywhere received $300m from SoftBank Vision Fund at a reported $2.6bn post-money valuation, adding to $250m raised in July.
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