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Microsoft agrees $1.35bn Affirmed Networks purchase
Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Qualcomm are all set to exit the mobile network technology producer, which had raised just over $140m.
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.
Rehman rises to managing partner at Vision Fund
Faisal Rehman, previously a partner who managed SoftBank Vision Fund’s Middle East investments, has ascended to managing partner following the departures of several key executives.
MDI Ventures targets $500m for second fund
Telkom Indonesia's corporate venturing fund is reportedly aiming signficantly higher in a year where seed and later-stage funds are on the horizon.
Eureka announces $20m series B
Existing backer SoftBank returned to help the telecommunications data platform developer close a round co-led by four investors.
Digital Turbine recruits Mobile Posse
SoftBank is set to exit the mobile content discovery platform in an acquisition by Digital Turbine that is reportedly priced at $66m.
SBI to add $920m 4+5 Fund
The financial services provider aims to secure some 200 limited partners for a vehicle that will meld industry 4.0 technology with Japan's Society 5.0 initiative.
Kairós entrusts Trucharte with new unit
Kairós Digital Solutions has hired Pedro Trucharte, who helped set up MásVentures for MásMóvil, to establish its corporate venturing vehicle, Kairós Ventures.

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Hantoro hurries to Telkomsel
MDI Ventures’ acting chief executive, Setyanto Hantoro, has shifted to managing director of another Telkom Indonesia subsidiary, Telkomsel.
Wong finds sweet deal at Honeywell
Honeywell has appointed a new director of ventures, John Wong, who has experience in corporate development and strategy with an IoT and wireless technology focus at InterDigital, GE and SoftBank.
Telefónica tears it up with Teravoz exit
Voice communication technology provider Teravoz has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Twilio, allowing Telefónica subsidiary Wayra Brasil to exit with a 30-times return.
Telkom Indonesia and KB kick off $150m fund
Corporate venturing vehicles MDI Ventures and KB Investment have formally announced their Centauri Fund, which has a $150m target for its close.
Qualcomm Ventures breathes life into $200m 5G fund
Qualcomm's corporate venturing unit will invest up to $200m in 5G-related technology developers through the newly minted 5G Ecosystem Fund.
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.

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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.
Fund of the Year: Swisscom Digital Transformation Fund
Launched in July last year, Swisscom Digital Transformation Fund is Swisscom Ventures’ first investment vehicle that is open to third-party institutional investors.
Akimoto joins TransLink as Sompo supplies $40m
Nobuyuki Akimoto's departure from NTT Docomo Ventures comes as insurance firm Sompo commits up to $80m to TransLink to manage its corporate venture capital fund.
CVC proves a good option for emerging markets mobility
A report authored by GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator and Delta Partners recommends strategic investments for mobile operators in emerging markets,
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