Telecoms

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.
Cellwize sells corporates on $32m series B
Subsidiaries of Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Verizon and Sonae all contributed to help push the mobile optimisation software provider's overall funding above $56m.
NTTVC enters with $500m fund
Telecommunications firm NTT is partnering venture capitalist Vab Goel on a venture firm that just co-led a series B round for wireless technology provider Celona.
T-Mobile dials up corporate venturing vehicle
The mobile network operator's T-Mobile Ventures unit is being managed by Touchdown Ventures and will target 5G-related technologies.
Tarana tacks on $30m
Liberty Latin America Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures joined the investors in Tarana Wireless which is preparing to launch its residential broadband service.
Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world
Indonesian CVCs to enter government scheme
MDI Ventures, BRI Ventures and Mandiri Capital Indonesia will be tasked with investing in technologies that can modernise state-owned enterprises.
Kymeta climbs to $85m
Bill Gates has returned to lead an $85m round for satellite internet provider Kymeta, which has now raised more than $280m from investors including Intelsat and Liberty Global.

Other News

ComSovereign tacks on Fastback
Juniper Networks has exited wireless communications technology developer Fastback in a $14m acquisition that follows at least $55m in funding.
MDI Ventures impresses with $500m fund
Telkom Indonesia's latest fund will invest up to $30m in domestic digital technology developers that will be able to connect to other state-owned corporations.
HMD Global calls in $230m
Google, Qualcomm and Nokia have supplied funding for HMD, which owns the licence to manufacture smartphones and feature phones under the Nokia brand.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 August 2020
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 calls on Telecom Italia for $175m fund
Telecom Italia is putting up about $70m for a growth-stage fund with a $175m targeted close that will be managed by VC firm United Ventures.
Google gets $4.5bn into Jio Plaforms
Google is the latest corporate to throw its weight behind Reliance Industries' digital services spinoff whose shareholders already include Intel, Qualcomm and Facebook.

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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.
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.
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