Venture Capital

Corporates see Sense for $18m series B
Household energy monitor developer Sense has expanded its overall funding to almost $39m in a round backed by Schneider Electric and existing investors Shell and iRobot.
Vector successfully angles for $70m series B
Kanematsu-backed microsatellite launch services provider Vector has collected $70m in a series B round that brought its total funding to more than $100m.
Vacasa books into $64m round
Vacasa has added $64m in an Assurant-backed round that will help the holiday property manager pursue further domestic and international expansion.
Holatek raises $86m from successful series D projection
Smart projector and TV manufacturer Holatek has attracted $86.5m in series D funding from a consortium led by Alibaba that featured the newly unveiled 36Kr Fund.
Loggi locates SoftBank for nine-figure round
SoftBank Vision Fund has reportedly put $100m into the delivery service provider, whose existing shareholders include Qualcomm Ventures.
Edianzu downloads $60m in series D round
Source Code Capital and an unnamed sovereign wealth fund have provided capital for Edianzu, the IT equipment supplier backed by Lakala.
Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
MPI hits Stride to back $65m fund
Schibsted spinoff MPI is among the limited partners for Stride.VC, which has closed a $65.5m fund that will concentrate on UK-based seed investments.

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Dentsu joins Scrum in competitive game
Dentsu and Scrum Ventures have formed an accelerator for sports technology startups known as Sports Tech Tokyo.
Innovent advances closer to $500m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang Insurance are in line for exits as Innovent Biologics gears up for an initial public offering sized at $400m to $500m.
Linklogis connects to corporates for $220m
Bertelsmann and Tencent returned for supply chain financing provider Linklogis' $220m series C round, which also attracted fellow corporates GLP and Skyworth.
CNex Labs stores $23m in series D
Dell Technologies Capital has led a $23m series D round for data storage technology provider CNex Labs, which also welcomed backed Microsoft's M12 unit.
Alibaba merges Ele.me with Koubei
Alibaba will merge its online food delivery subsidiary Ele.me with its local services spinoff Koubei, following earlier reports that SoftBank was joining Alibaba to invest about $3bn of funding in the new business.
Maersk helps carry $21.6m to Loadsmart series A
Loadsmart has pushed its total funding to $34.7m following a $21.6m series A round co-led by Maersk Growth, Connor Capital and Chromo Invest.

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Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
Innovent advances closer to $500m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang Insurance are in line for exits as Innovent Biologics gears up for an initial public offering sized at $400m to $500m.
Carbonara joins Citi Ventures
Matthew Carbonara, has left a senior director role at Cisco Investments to join Citi Ventures as a managing director.
Compass finds $400m in series F round
SoftBank Vision Fund, which invested $450m in Compass in December, returned to co-lead a series F round that valued it at $4.4bn.
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