Telecoms

Siahaan slides into TMI role
Marlin Siahaan has taken up the CEO role at Telkomsel's corporate venturing unit and will help it raise a sophomore fund that will increase its investment scope.
Bharti bets on OneWeb in $500m deal
Bharti Enterprises’ stake in satellite broadband system developer OneWeb will increase to 38.6% after it agreed a $500m capital injection this week.
Daily Deal Round Up: June 24, 2021
BeiGene helped mRNA therapeutics developer Strand Therapeutics raise $52m while the Afterpay-backed AP Ventures led logistics provider Sendle's $35m series C round.
Aircall surpasses $1bn valuation with $120m series D
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners invested in a series D round for the call centre technology provider led by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Arnost gets added to Verizon Ventures roster
Tom Arnost had worked on merger and acquisition deals for Verizon before formally joining the corporate’s VC subsidiary last month.
Daily Deal Round Up: June 11, 2021
Transcarent has raised $58m from Bayer and Merck, while Nvidia has bought DeepMap, one of its portfolio companies also backed by Bosch.
Daily Deal Round Up: June 10, 2021
Blockchain game developer Mythical Games pulled in $75m while enterprise software developer Morning Consult reached a unicorn valuation in an Advance Venture Partners-led round.
Daily Deal Round Up: June 4, 2021
Airbus-backed space mapping software provider LeoLabs closed a $65m round while Qualcomm took part in supply chain technology developer Locus's series C funding.

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Daily Deal Round Up: May 13, 2021
Short-term accommodation provider Cohabs secured more than $70m in a round led by AG Real Estate, while Stampli, Impress and Tarana Wireless each raised $50m.
Sobajima leaves KDDI to set up firm
Ken Sobajima, a GCV Emerging Leaders 2021 award winner, left to set up Tomorrow Access.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 20, 2021
Post Holdings led a $25m round for vegetarian meat brand Hungry Planet while Nium and Dataiku added to nine-figure funding totals.
Astranis ascends with $250m series C
The telecommunications satellite technology developer was valued at $1.4bn in a series C round backed by a Koch Industries subsidiary.
Corporate venturing deal net: 5-9 April 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
United Ventures takes TIM-backed fund to $117m
Telecom Italia-backed growth-stage investment vehicle UV T-Growth is over halfway towards an upsized fundraising target.

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Orange spins off corporate venturing unit
Orange Ventures has been spun off into an independent venture firm with an extra $426m from its former parent company, and added Mathieu de La Rochefoucauld as managing partner.
Comcast brings Comcast Ventures further in-house
The unit, which oversees a portfolio including NextDoor, Pony.ai, Bird and Hippo, will operate as part of Comcast's business development division.
Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world
CVC in the Time of Coronavirus: Dominique Mégret, Swisscom Ventures
In the first of a new series, Dominque Mégret, head of Swisscom Ventures, tells GCV that the Covid-19 crisis could lead to a greater contrast between CVC's winners and losers.
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