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HubSpot finds room for $30m fund
Enterprise software producer HubSpot has unveiled a corporate venturing fund that will make strategic investments in software-as-a-service developers.
Aria Systems organises $30m equity payment
Dell-backed cloud billing service Aria Systems has now raised $180m altogether, securing $30m from Runway Capital and its existing investors.
AutoNation goes Vroom in $146m series G
The car retailer invested $50m to lead Vroom's series G round, becoming its first corporate backer and helping increase the online car retailer’s total funding to $440m.
Plaid prises $250m from investors
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.
Farfetch runs to $250m Stadium Goods acquisition
The fashion e-commerce platform has agreed to buy Stadium Goods less than two years after its $4.6m series A round, handing exits to LMVH and Chernin Group.
Corporates help ShopKeep round up $65m
The fintech platform has raised equity financing from backers including First Data and Salesforce Ventures while Orix and Pacific Western Bank provided debt.
Cisco lines up nine-figure Luxtera acquisition
Cisco has reportedly outbid others and is set to buy Tokyo Electron-backed semiconductor technology developer Luxtera for hundreds of millions of dollars.
InVision gets $115m series F infusion
Atlassian contributed to the round as part of a previously announced strategic agreement with InVision to integrate each other’s technologies into their respective products.

Other News

Tokopedia tops up latest round to $1.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba have co-led a $1.1bn round for the e-commerce marketplace that also featured Softbank Ventures Korea.
Airbnb and Slack consider direct listing
Airbnb and Slack are considering following in the footsteps of Spotify by exploring a direct listing rather than going the traditional route through Wall Street.
SoftBank bolsters Vision Fund with new hires
SoftBank Vision Fund has hired Kirthiga Reddy as a Silicon Valley-based venture partner and Carolina Brochado for its London office.
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.

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Plaid prises $250m from investors
The GV-backed financial software technology provider raised series C funding in a Kleiner Perkins-led round that valued it at $2.65bn.
Tokopedia tops up latest round to $1.1bn
SoftBank Vision Fund and Alibaba have co-led a $1.1bn round for the e-commerce marketplace that also featured Softbank Ventures Korea.
Lyft files for 2019 IPO
Lyft, which has raised some $4.4bn from investors including Alibaba, GM, Tencent, Alphabet, Magna, Rakuten, Jaguar Land Rover and Didi Chuxing, has confidentially filed to go public.
Salesforce Ventures sends $100m to Japanese fund
Salesforce Ventures has followed the formation of a $100m Canadian fund in May by investing a further $100m in Japan Trailblazer Fund.
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