Venture Capital

Orix sticks $60m in OurCrowd
The equity crowdfunding platform developer has received $60m from newly minted strategic partner and financial services provider Orix.
Orange calls up LBO France fund
LBO France’s Digital Health 2, which has a targeted close of about $240m, has secured Orange and its Enovacom subsidiary as a limited partner.
Corporate venturing deal net: 16-20 November 2020
Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.
Medlinker readies strategic investment vehicle
The medical social network operator will target chronic disease management startups through the $76.3m fund, formed with Wuhan S&T Investment and China Merchants Bank.
Sanofi sends $59m to Jeito Capital
The biotech investment firm is the first external life sciences investor to get a fund commitment from pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
Start Codon collars Novartis for debut fund
The pharmaceutical firm was one of the contributors to the first fund closed by healthcare tchnology accelerator Start Codon, at $19.7m.
Corporates set out on Antler’s 1,000-startup initiative
Restart the Future is tasked with helping to build 1,000 Swedish startups and its partners include Ericsson, Nordea, Amazon Web Services, Max Matthiessen, Ramboll, Werlabs, Mavenir, Mondial, Baker McKenzie and Stena.
Reliance readies $50m for Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund
Cleantech-focused Breakthrough Energy Ventures II has attracted corporate backing on its way to a projected $870m close.

Other News

Zilberman splits from Comcast
Dave Zilberman has taken up a general partner position at Norwest Venture Partners after nearly 15 years as a managing director at Comcast Ventures and its predecessor.
Seedcamp sees its way to $103m Fund V
Seed-stage investment platform Seedcamp has attracted Legal & General and Rabobank to its fifth fund as two of about 80 limited partners.
ADM commits to Seventure's health fund
Venture firm Seventure’s Health For Life Capital Fund II has received a contribution of undisclosed size from Archer Daniels Midland.
Kirby sets up DeepTech Labs after AV8
Miles Kirby, former managing director at Qualcomm Ventures and Allianz's AV8 fund, has launched a UK-based accelerator and fund.
Fountain Healthcare Partners finishes third fund
Drug producer Kyowa Kirin helped the life sciences venture firm, a spinoff from Elan Corporation, close an oversubscribed $146m third fund.
PayPal drives Zeal Capital to $22m close
Zeal Capital Partners has secured $22.3m for its debut fund, which was anchored by PayPal as part of a $50m diversity commitment.

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Huashenghaoche drives series D to $210m
Minsheng Financial Leasing-backed online car marketplace Huashenghaoche has received $210m from investors including spinoff JD Finance and Goldman Sachs.
Innovent enters public markets with $421m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang-backed Innovent Biologics priced its shares near the top of the range of to raise $421m.
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.
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