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Corporate venturing deal net: 30 March-3 April 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Yamato delivers Kuroneko Innovation Fund
Delivery services provider Yamato has partnered venture firm Global Brain to launch a $46.4m fund that will target logistics technology developers.
Asian corporates mull secondary market sales
A stake of up to $100m in Gojek has reportedly been offered to secondary market buyers while a corporate is also looking to sell stock in fellow ride hailing platform Didi Chuxing.
Exor mobilises $200m for Via Transportation
Transportation services provider Via raised the money as part of a series E round also featuring Shell, Hearst Ventures and Mori Building valuing it at $2.25bn.
Analysis: Two new deals in mobility last week
Amid a nearly global lockdown and much apprehension around the Covid-19 pandemic, we reported two interesting deals in the mobility space last week.
Lime lines up funding at $400m valuation
The Alphabet and Uber-backed e-scooter rental service is reportedly in talks to raise money at a $400m valuation, down from $2.4bn in early 2019.
SoftBank to settle $300m round for Didi Chuxing
The ride hailing service is reportedly near to raising $300m in a round led by existing backer SoftBank that will follow $18.3bn in earlier financing.
Cazoo motors to $117m
Online used car retailer Cazoo took its overall funding to approximately $218m in a round led by corporate venturing vehicle DMG Ventures.

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Lilium reaches higher altitude with $240m
The urban airborne vehicle developer closed more than $240m in funding, in a Tencent-led round reportedly valuing it at up to $1bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
GM Ventures' Lauckner to retire
GCV Powerlist mainstay Jon Lauckner has announced his imminent retirement from General Motors after leading the firm's GM Ventures unit for a decade.
Gojek carts away $1.2bn
Unnamed investors have added $1.2bn to a round already featuring AIA, Mitsubishi, Visa, SCB, Astra International, Tencent, JD.com and Google that reportedly now totals near $3bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 9-13 March 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Neolix achieves Leading Ideal investment
The driverless delivery vehicle developer has added $28.8m to its coffers, the round being led by electric carmaker and existing backer Leading Ideal.

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Exor mobilises $200m for Via Transportation
Transportation services provider Via raised the money as part of a series E round also featuring Shell, Hearst Ventures and Mori Building valuing it at $2.25bn.
Gojek carts away $1.2bn
Unnamed investors have added $1.2bn to a round already featuring AIA, Mitsubishi, Visa, SCB, Astra International, Tencent, JD.com and Google that reportedly now totals near $3bn.
Waymo gets off the mark with $2.25bn
Autonomous car developer Waymo has snatched up its first external funding, with parent company Alphabet, Magna International and AutoNation all investing.
Grab takes $856m amidst Gojek merger rumours
Reports suggest Grab, which just raised $856m from strategic partners TIS and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is in talks to merge with rival Gojek in a $23bn deal.
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