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Corporate venturing deal net: 15-18 April 2019
Each week the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Pinterest hits NYSE in $1.4bn IPO
Qualcomm-backed visual social media platform Pinterest floated above its range in an offering that will give it a market cap near $13bn.
Zoom crashes into public markets with $751m
Zoom is floating above its range in an IPO in which Qualcomm will make an immediate $30.6m return, while Salesforce is buying $100m of shares through a private placement.
Outreach re-engages with investors to raise $114m
M12 returned to help provide series E funding for customer engagement platform developer Outreach, which has more than doubled its valuation to $1.1bn in under a year.
SoftBank to drive $1bn round for Uber ATG
SoftBank, Toyota and Denso are expected to be among the investors supplying $1bn for Uber's autonomous driving division when it spins off at a valuation of about $7.3bn.
Salesforce locates MapAnything for acquisition deal
Salesforce has agreed to buy the location services provider in a deal that will hand exits to fellow corporate investors ServiceNow and General Motors.
Zapata zips to $21m
Comcast Ventures co-led a series A round for the quantum computing technology developer that included BASF Venture Capital and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
Bessemer recruits M12’s Robinson
Elliott Robinson, who was one of GCV’s 2019 Rising Stars, has resigned from his partner role at M12 to assume a growth equity investor position at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Bardy pumps in series B funding
Ascension Health and UNC Rex Healthcare have both contributed to a $35.5m round that will support the development of Bardy's lightweight cardiac monitor.
Sonim sounds out Nasdaq for IPO
Outdoor electronic goods producer Sonim Technologies has filed for a $57.5m initial public offering that would provide exits for Motorola Solutions and JVC Kenwood.
Lyric makes room for Airbnb in $160m round
Short-term accommodation provider Lyric has secured $160m in an Airbnb-led series B round that also featured Tishman Speyer and RXR Realty.
Turning Point directs itself to $167m IPO
Eli Lilly and GSK-backed precision oncology drug developer Turning Point Therapeutics floated at the top of its range while expanding the number of shares it issued.
Applied Therapeutics pushes for public markets
Alexandria Real Estate Equities-backed molecular therapy developer Applied Therapeutics is aiming for $86.3m in its initial public offering.
Corporates affirm Affectiva interest with $26m
Aptiv and CAC Holdings joined corporate venturing units Trend Forward Capital and Motley Fool Ventures in a $26m round that almost doubled Affectiva's funding.

Editor's Picks

Pinterest hits NYSE in $1.4bn IPO
Qualcomm-backed visual social media platform Pinterest floated above its range in an offering that will give it a market cap near $13bn.
Zoom crashes into public markets with $751m
Zoom is floating above its range in an IPO in which Qualcomm will make an immediate $30.6m return, while Salesforce is buying $100m of shares through a private placement.
Big Deal: Uber finally files for IPO
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alphabet are among the largest shareholders in Uber, which has filed for an offering that could value it at $100bn, a decade after it was founded.
Pfizer’s Jones to retire
Elaine Jones, vice-president at pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s corporate venture capital unit, has shared highlights of her career with GCV ahead of her departure in April.
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