Telecoms

Daily Deal Round Up: October 12, 2021
Mobiliar took part in a $35m round for medicine transportation system developer SkyCell while Nice Investment co-led wealth management software provider Fount's $33.4m series C.
Starry shines with reverse merger
Quanta Services is contributing to a PIPE deal for the IAC-backed internet service provider’s reverse takeover valuing the combined business at $1.66bn.
Eutelsat adds $165m to OneWeb
Eutelsat has committed additional cash to the LEO satellite internet technology developer, increasing its stake to 22.9% to become its second largest shareholder.
Daily Deal Round Up: October 5, 2021
SoftBank’s SB Opportunity Fund took part in international staffing services provider Ontop's $20m series A round while Emtek bcame digital payment processor Nium's latest corporate shareholder.
Corporates connect 1nce with $50m
SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom were among the participants in the first funding round to be disclosed by the internet-of-things connectivity provider.
Telecoms recovering from the pandemic
Sector report: Telecoms
Daily Deal Round Up: September 15, 2021
Online furniture retailer Gaia, warehouse robot provider Locus Robotics, recruitment platform developer Canvas and ESG software producer Measurabl all raised $50m.
Rising Stars Q&A – Jay Crone & Jon Wolkin, Telus…
Q&A with Jay Crone and Jon Wolkin, directors, Telus Ventures

Other News

AppWorks reaches $150m close for Fund III
Hongtai Group, Phison Electronics, Taiwan Mobile, Wistron, Cathay Life, Fubon Life and TransGlobe Life all chipped into the accelerator and venture firm’s latest vehicle.
Hanwha Systems to hand $300m to OneWeb
The Hanwha subsidiary is set to take an 8.8% stake in the satellite connectivity provider, helping increase its funding to $2.7bn since it was salvaged from bankruptcy last year.
Zain sets up ventures unit with first deals
Zain Ventures will provide funding for digital innovations in electronic services, and its first two investments are in Pipe and Swvl.
Osborn leaves Telus to rejoin RecapHealth
Rich Osborn was a GCV Powerlist 2021 award winner as head of Canada-listed telecommunications firm Telus’ corporate venturing unit.
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.

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Osborn leaves Telus to rejoin RecapHealth
Rich Osborn was a GCV Powerlist 2021 award winner as head of Canada-listed telecommunications firm Telus’ corporate venturing unit.
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
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