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Samsung trips SignalWire in series A round
Samsung Next has bet on secure telecommunications platform developer SignalWire in an $11.5m round that will support work on its newest product.
Chaluangco changes from C31 to MDI
Shannon Lee Chaluangco has left her position as investment manager for C31 Ventures to join MDI Ventures as an investment director.
Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 July 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Greenland homes in on Baicells and Reconova deals
Real estate developer Greenland Holdings has invested $29m in Qualcomm-backed LTE technology producer Baicells and $22.6m in Intel Capital-backed facial recognition software provider Reconova.
Capstone connects to $42m fund
Korea Telecommunications Operators Association is among the limited partners in a $42m fund aimed at technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and 5G networks.
Legend helps Hongshan IT to angel funding
Founded in November last year by the former CEO of ZTE, 5G application developer Hongshan IT has secured $14.5m in funding.
InTouch reaches out to startups
Telecoms firm InTouch Holdings has reserved approximately $6m to invest in seven startups this year, four of which are already at the due diligence stage.
Telkom Indonesia and Singel launch $40m fund
Telkomsel's newly formed Telkomsel Mitra Inovasi vehicle has launched a $40m fund in partnership with sister unit MDI Ventures and fellow corporate venturer Singtel Innov8.

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Altiostar shines in $114m series C round
Network technology provider Altiostar has closed a $114m series C round after Rakuten added to Qualcomm Ventures and Tech Mahindra's contributions.
Axiata Digital offloads $140m corporate venturing portfolio
Axiata Digital will divest a 30 company-strong corporate venturing portfolio valued at $140m to Pegasus 7 Ventures, an investment firm run by one of its ex-executives.
Ayala angles for startups with $150m
The conglomerate's $150m investment fund will seek out startups developing disruptive technologies relevant to its subsidiaries, which will provide the capital for the Kickstart Ventures-managed fund.
Loon reaches new altitude with $125m
Loon, the Alphabet subsidiary developing high-altitude internet connectivity systems, has raised $125m from SoftBank-backed joint venture HapsMobile.
Dreamshare fields corporates in series B round
Existing investors Aurora and Fosun RZ Capital both contributed to a $14.9m round that was co-led by Mandra Capital and Haitong Creative Capital.
Sabas seeks out Centrica Ventures position
Marc Sabas has left his head of business development and partnerships position at Telefónica to accept a principal role at Centrica Ventures.

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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