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Corporate venturing deal net: 18-22 February 2019
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Pinterest proceeds to IPO stage
Rakuten is among the investors in line for an exit following Pinterest’s decision to file confidentially for an initial public offering expected to value it at more than $12bn in the next four months.
Just sets $200m funding course
Just, the Uni-President Enterprises-backed, plant-based food supplier formerly known as Hampton Creek, is seeking $200m in fresh funding primarily from Chinese investors.
Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
GV helps send $50m to ThousandEyes
The network management software producer has increased its overall funding to more than $110m in a series D round led by GV with backing from Salesforce Ventures.
Mojio moves series B to $40m
The connected vehicle technology developer has expanded a series B round that includes Assurant, Robert Bosch, Amazon, Innogy, Telus, Deutsche Telekom and its T-Mobile subsidiary.
Ucommune seeks home in public markets
The workspace operator is reportedly seeking a $3bn valuation in a US IPO that would allow a host of corporates including several real estate developers to exit.

Other News

Clutter sweeps up $200m
SoftBank Vision Fund and GV have contributed to a $200m series D round for Clutter, following reports earlier this month that estimated the round would be sized at up to $250m.
Neuspera concludes $26m series B round
Neuspera Medical has secured a $12m extension to bring its series B round to the targeted $26m close, with 6 Dimensions Capital returning from the first tranche.
Telstra files in as Nasuni raises $25m
Telstra Ventures has led a $25m growth round for the Dell-backed cloud file storage provider, which has now raised $145m altogether.
NSKnox locks up $15m series A
The payment protection software provider received $15m in a round co-led by Microsoft's M12 unit and venture firm Viola Ventures.
Loom spins $11m in series A
The video messaging technology developer has collected $11m in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that also featured existing backer Slack.
Sonae helps ViSenze sieze $20m
The visual shopping tool provider increased its total funding to more than $34m in a series C round co-led by Sonae IM that featured several more corporate units.

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Flexport extracts $1bn in SoftBank-led round
Cargo shipping services platform Flexport is now valued at $3.2bn following a $1bn round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that will go to technology development and hiring.
DoorDash reaches series F with $400m
The last-mile consumer goods delivery service has almost quadrupled its valuation in under a year, as SoftBank Vision Fund returned for a $400m round.
Rivian rides Amazon to $700m
Amazon has led the electric truck developer's latest round, which featured existing backers likely to have included corporates Abdul Latif Jameel and Sumitomo.
Slack officially starts journey to public markets
Slack has confidentially filed for a direct listing that will allow SoftBank Vision Fund, Comcast Ventures and Alphabet unit GV to sell shares.
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