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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.
Corporate venturing deal net: 7-11 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.
Telstra Ventures calls in $50m for sidecar fund
Telstra's corporate venturing unit has secured $50m for a fund that will function as a companion to the second fund it began raising last year.
Qorvo moves to buy Cavendish Kinetics
Qorvo has purchased a portfolio company, radio frequency technology developer Cavendish, in a deal that will also allow Qualcomm Ventures to exit.
Skyroam picks up another $20m
Portable wifi provider Skyroam has added $20m in series C funding to the $20m it raised from investors including Delta Electronics early last year.
Setiadharma sets a place at MDI Ventures
Arya Setiadharma, chief executive of investment firm Prasetia Dwidharma, has taken a venture partner position at Telkom Indonesia's corporate venturing unit.

Other News

Buckner hangs up MD role at ATN Ventures
Laurel Buckner is heading to venture firm WestRiver Group as a managing director having helped ATN set up its corporate venturing arm.
Telecoms poised for the advent of 5G
Sector review: Telecoms
Vodacom puts digital accelerator on speed dial
Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have established a $150,000 accelerator that will coach founders of early and growth-stage companies in sectors including mobile, fintech and education.
Federated Wireless connects to $51m series C
The telecommunications spectrum provider has now raised $120m altogether, SBA Communications and American Tower contributing to its latest round.
Swisscom calls into Swissto12’s series B
Swisscom, Zürcher Kantonalbank and Constantia all took part in an $18.5m round for 3D-printed satellite component producer Swissto12.
True Corporation re-authenticates incubator
True Incube has launched the application process for its sixth cohort and is again looking for startups that offer synergies with the corporate and its parent, Charoen Pokphand Group.

Editor's Picks

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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