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Housenbold to leave SoftBank in July
Jeff Housenbold was a former GCV Rising Star award winner having joined SoftBank almost four years ago.
Smith leaves Corning for Estée Lauder
Dave Smith was a former GCV Powerlist award winner at Corning and sat on the board of X Display and Versalume.
Corporate venturing deal net: 11-15 January 2021
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Qualcomm to hoover up Nuvia in $1.4bn deal
Dell Technologies Capital will exit the silicon chipmaker, which had raised $293m since it was founded less than two years ago.
Talkspace announces $1.4bn reverse merger deal
The behavioural health assistance platform will get a public listing through the deal, which follows $110m from investors including SoftBank.
Delfi Diagnostics helps itself to $100m
Illumina Ventures and AV8 Ventures returned for a series A round that will push the startup's liquid biopsy technology towards the clinical trial stage.
Premise picks up $85m in series E round
The GV-backed market intelligence platform developer has pushed its total funding past $150m in a series E round led by WestCap Group.
Impulse Dynamics gets $60m implant
The Minth Group, Zoll Medical and Abiomed-backed medical device developer has raised at least $217m in total after closing additional series D funding.

Other News

Blend tends to $300m series G
The Salesforce-backed lending software provider roughly doubled its valuation to $3.3bn in just five months, Coatue and Tiger Global Management co-leading its latest round.
Poshmark pockets $277m in initial public offering
The JF Shea-backed social commerce marketplace priced its shares above the range in an offering valuing it at about $3bn.
Visa releases Plaid from acquisition agreement
The $5.3bn purchase agreed a year ago would have enabled Alphabet, Mastercard, Citi and American Express to exit the banking software producer.
Webflow catches $140m in series B round
CapitalG invested in the no-code app software provider at a $2.1bn valuation more than five times higher than it was 18 months ago.
Gro grabs Intel for $85m series B
Intel Capital chipped in as part of a series B round set to drive product development and growth for food supply insights provider Gro Intelligence.
Echo Health and USAble forge strategic alliance
Echo Health Ventures has joined Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield's investment arm in a strategic initiative aimed at scaling up healthcare businesses.

Editor's Picks

Visa releases Plaid from acquisition agreement
The $5.3bn purchase agreed a year ago would have enabled Alphabet, Mastercard, Citi and American Express to exit the banking software producer.
Proterra opts for reverse merger route
Mitsui, Edison Energy, BMW, Daimler, General Motors and Exelon-backed electric bus manufacturer Proterra achieved a $1.6bn enterprise value in the deal.
SoFi's valuation soars in reverse merger deal
SoftBank and Renren-backed online financial services provider SoFi will list on the New York Stock Exchange at an $8.65bn valuation double that of its last round.
Hayes and Gimenez promoted to managing partner at BP
Restructure at BP follows Meghan Sharp's return as global head of ventures.
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