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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-19 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Corporates drive Momenta to $1bn valuation
Tencent and existing backer Nio Capital both invested as autonomous driving software developer Momenta took its overall funding to $200m.
Careem clears $200m in new funding
Al Tayyar and Rakuten are reportedly among the existing investors that provided $200m for on-demand ride platform Careem at a $2bn valuation.
Kymco kicks in $65m for Twenty Two Motors
The two-wheeled vehicle producer is acquiring a stake greater than 25% in electric scooter developer and new strategic partner Twenty Two.
Uber and Lyft take another step toward public markets
Banks have reportedly suggested a $120bn valuation for Uber's IPO, while Lyft has chosen JP Morgan to lead an offering that could value it at more than $15bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 8-12 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Corporates see RoboSense in $45m round
SAIC, BAIC and Cainiao all invested in the lidar technology developer, whose previous backers include Fosun and its Kinzon Capital vehicle.
Droom makes room for $30m
The Toyota Tsusho and Digital Garage-backed online car trading platform has added series E funding to the $30m series D round it closed in May.

Other News

CarDekho motors to $75m round
Dentsu and Times Internet have reportedly both invested in a $75m round for the automotive e-commerce marketplace that could eventually reach $170m.
Togo rides with SIG for series B2 round
Car sharing platform Togo increased its total funding to $72m in an SIG-backed series B2 round that followed a $26m round in January.
Corporate venturing deal net: 1-5 October 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
SoftBank tries to hail Grab for $500m investment
SoftBank is reportedly close to providing half of a $1bn round the on-demand ride platform is lining up, though it is unclear whether its other corporate backers will reinvest.
M12 drives Netradyne's series B to $21m
Reliance Industries returned to invest $8m in an M12-led round that took Netradyne's funding to $37m in just over two years.
Corporate venturing deal net: 24-28 September 2018
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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SoftBank tries to hail Grab for $500m investment
SoftBank is reportedly close to providing half of a $1bn round the on-demand ride platform is lining up, though it is unclear whether its other corporate backers will reinvest.
Nio parks in public markets with $1bn
The Tencent,Baidu, Lenovo and JD.com-backed electric carmaker floated near the foot of its range at a reported $6.4bn valuation.
Grab ramps up latest round to $2bn
A $1bn investment by Toyota was matched by backers including Ping An and Naver, valuing the on-demand ride service at $11bn post-money.
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