Honda parks capital in VC funds
Honda's Silicon Valley laboratory has formed strategic partnerships with funds being run by 360 Capital Partners, JB Nordic Ventures, SOSV and Yunqi Partners.
Telexistence reaches out to corporates in series A
KDDI, Airbus, Global Logistic Properties, JTB and Maeda Industry all chipped in as the experiential robotics startup raised an undisclosed amount.
ParkJockey packs in funding at unicorn valuation
Parking technology and services provider ParkJockey has received an undisclosed amount from SoftBank at a reported billion-dollar valuation.
Tripping arrives at HomeToGo
HomeToGo has acquired Recruit-backed holiday home rental platform Tripping for an undisclosed sum, while also raising an amount likely to be about $120m.
Constellation to pour $100m into female-led startups
Alcoholic beverage producer Constellation Brands plans to provide $100m for female-led companies through its newly formed Focus on Female Founders initiative.
Blippar slips toward insolvency
Kazanah Nasional is reportedly blocking emergency funding for the Qualcomm-backed AR technology developer, which has raised some $137m while trying to locate a sustainable business model.
Abeja adds another corporate to series C round
The retail technology provider has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Google, boosting a series C round sized at $38.3m as of July.
Corporate venturing deal net: 3-7 December 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Other News

Juul staff rebuff Altria offer
Employees of Juul Labs are resisting a deal with Altria, which is also holding talks with cannabis producer Cronos, that would value the vaping product supplier at approximately $30bn.
Salubris sells Viracta on $10m round
Salubris Pharmaceuticals invested $10m to lead a NantKwest-backed round as part of a Chinese licensing agreement for Viracta's herpes therapies.
ParkJockey to ride SoftBank investment to $1bn
The parking app developer has lined up SoftBank as lead investor in a round in which it is looking to raise $800m to $1bn, with Mubadala Investment also set to take part.
Incon injects $10m into Variant Pharmaceuticals
Kidney disease drug developer Variant has raised $10m from new strategic partner Incon in connection with a distribution agreement.
Grab to join Oyo's $1bn round
The ride hailing app is in advanced talks to invest $100m in the round which includes contribution from SoftBank Vision Fund and values the hotel operator at $5bn.
Corporate venturing deal net: 26-30 November 2018
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Editor's Picks

BillDesk itemises $300m Visa investment
Visa has provided a reported $200m in equity funding for bill payment platform BillDesk and bought up to $100m worth of shares in a secondary transaction.
Big Deal: NewTV to switch on with $800m
Entertainment producers like 21st Century Fox and Warner Bros have reportedly supplied $200m of an $800m round that will support high-budget, short-form video, as content continues to draw in big bucks.
Intel spreads $72m across 12 companies
Intel Capital has revealed investments in 12 US or China-based portfolio companies and a partnership with the NBA.
Intel Capital reaches Horizon in $60m data spree
The unit is set to lead a $100m round for Horizon Robotics as part of $60m investment in data-focused companies, taking its total 2017 spending to almost $570m.
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