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Crypto.com expands fund to $500m and brings on Russell China-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has expanded its corporate venturing unit’s fund to $500m, becoming the latest crypto exchange to beef up its investment subsidiary. Animoca Brands embraces $359m in funding China-based gaming and blockchain technology developer Animoca Bra…
 
Tencent helps serve up $100m for Flipdish Internet and gaming group Tencent led a funding round for Flipdish, the Ireland-based developer of a customer experience software platform, sized at approximately $100m, highlighting the steady digitalisation of the hospitality industry. Roche rounds up $290m for Freenome Pharmaceutical firm Roche invested …
 
SenseTime scores $851m in initial public offering China-based computer vision technology provider SenseTime, which floated in Hong Kong in a $851m IPO late last month, marking exits for Corporate investors SoftBank, Qualcomm, Alibaba, Suning and Dalian Wanda. Lineage successfully lines up $1.7bn US-headquartered cold supply chain service Lineage se…
 
Anchorage Digital holds down $350m series D funding Cryptocurrency assets platform provider Anchorage Digital raised $350m in a series D round featuring quantitative trading firm Alameda Research, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken and investment banking firm Goldman Sachs as institutional’ investors are set to move further into the crypto space. Claro…
 
Arm eyeing IPO amid Nvidia deal uncertainty UK-based semiconductor technology producer Arm would look to have an initial public offering (IPO) as a backup plan if its planned acquisition by fellow chipmaker Nvidia were to fall through, a source told Global Corporate Venturing. SenseTime sets $767m target for IPO SenseTime, a China-headquartered art…
 
Essentium shines with $974m reverse merger Essentium, a US-based additive manufacturing technology developer backed by chemicals producer BASF and 3D printing software provider Materialise, agreed to list through a reverse takeover. Selina seals reverse merger deal Selina, a US-based operator of short-term accommodation and co-working spaces, agree…
 
J&T Express gets $2.5bn funding delivery Indonesia-headquartered logistics provider J&T Express has received $2.5bn in funding from investors including internet and gaming group Tencent at a valuation of $20bn as the company is getting set for an initial public offering in Hong Kong in early 2022. Deliverr captures $250m in series E round US-based …
 
Braze breaches public markets in $520m IPO US-based customer engagement technology provider Braze floated on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a $520m IPO, marking an exit for financial services firm Citi. Expensify executes $302m initial public offering Expensify, the US-based expense management software producer backed by cybersecurity services …
 
Rivian motors to $11.9bn IPO US-based electric truck developer Rivian went public on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in an $11.9bn IPO that marked the exits for corporates Amazon, Ford, Cox Enterprises, Sumitomo and Abdul Latif Jameel. Paytm puts together $2.5bn IPO One97 Communications, the owner of payments service Paytm, is set to raise $2.5bn i…
 
Terran takes off with $1.58bn reverse merger Terran Orbital Corporation, a US-based satellite services provided backed by aerospace and defence manufacturer Lockheed Martin, has agreed to a reverse merger with special purpose acquisition company Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp. Nubank files for dual listing Nubank, a digital bank operator backed by c…
 
Rent the Runway lands $357m in IPO US-based fashion rental service Rent the Runway – which operates an online platform that allows customers to rent high-fashion items through a subscription service – has gone public on the Nasdaq Select Market in a $357m IPO, which marks an exit for existing backers media group Advance Publications and payment ser…
 
Gorillas roars to $1bn series C Germany-based on-demand grocery shopping platform Gorillas raised a series C round sized at almost $1bn, led by food delivery service provider Delivery Hero, which itself made a $235m contribution into the round. Instacart pulls off $350m Caper AI purchase Grocery delivery service Instacart is acquiring Caper AI, a U…
 
Celsius Network transacts $400m in funding Celsius Network, the US-based cryptocurrency services platform developer backed by stablecoin issuer Tether International, received $400m in funding in a round valuing the company at over $3bn. Trumid traps $208m in funding US-based online bond trading platform Trumid closed on $208m in funding featuring t…
 
Summit Security Group is a long time partner of Portland OWASP Training Day and this year's CTF sponsor. David Quisenberry interviews Summit Security Group Managing Director and Founder Dan Briley to talk about their services, trends they are seeing in their security consulting practice, and ways they encourage a learning lifestyle at Summit. Suppo…
 
Our special guest today is Michael Allen Lake who is a digital transformation consultant focused on innovation and change adoption within the Federal government. He has worked on projects at nine different Federal agencies. His experience ranges from helping organizations leverage data as a strategic asset to the adoption and promotion of enterpris…
 
PTTOR organises corporate venturing unit Orzon Ventures will receive $25m in initial capital from PTTOR, which has partnered 500 Global to seek out deals in the Thai and Southeast Asian venture ecosystems. AFB attracts corporates for $102m Fund II Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and Pierre Fabre have made capital commitments to Advent France Biot…
 
The Big Ones Oyo, an India-based accommodation platform backed by corporates Airbnb, Didi Chuxing, Hero Enterprise, Huazhu Hotels Group, Microsoft and SoftBank, filed for a $1.16bn initial public offering. The company will issue up to $942m in new shares while the rest will come from secondary transactions involving existing investors. Telecommunic…
 
The Big Ones US-based restaurant organisation technology provider Toast is floating on the New York Stock Exchange today in an $870m initial public offering representing an exit for internet and technology group Alphabet. Toast, a US-based restaurant management software provider backed by Alphabet’s subsidiary GV, floated on the New York Stock Exch…
 
The Big Ones Canva, an Australia-based graphic design software provider backed by advertising agency VaynerMedia, raised $200m at a $40bn valuation. Investment manager T Rowe Price led the round, which included Franklin Templeton, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), Greenoaks Capital, Dragoneer Investments, Blackbird, …
 
The Big Ones Digital payment processor PayPal agreed to acquire Japanese consumer finance service Paidy for about $2.7bn. Paidy provides a buy-now-pay-later service that allows customers to make instant credit purchases that can be paid back on a monthly basis. PayPal will use the acquisition to strengthen its capabilities and presence in the domes…
 
We’re on summer break but will be back in September. Check out our websites for news stories in the meantime: Global Corporate Venturing Global University Venturing Global Impact Venturing “Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 The post Summer Break 2021 appeared first on Global Venturing R…
 
Story 1 While immediate attention is on China’s latest crackdown of sectors, such as tech and education, and the ability for foreign investors to back them or even if they can make profits, there is greater optimism in another rising economic power: India. India-based sports-focused Rhiti Group has collaborated with local cement maker Kanodia Group…
 
Our special guest today is Sarba Roy. Sarba is currently a Product Security Consultant at Umpqua Bank where she is collaborating and acting as a security advisor to the product teams when new digital technologies and/or business needs are identified. She is also the Oregon Affiliate Membership Chair for Women In CyberSecurity (WiCyS), and she also …
 
The Big Ones SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and Prosus co-led a $1.25bn series J round for India-based food delivery service provider Swiggy at a $5.5bn valuation. The round also featured sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority as well as Accel, Wellington Management, Falcon Edge Capital, Amansa Capital, Goldman Sachs, Think Capital and Carmigna…
 
Big ones SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 supplied $1.7bn in funding for South Korea-based travel and accommodation services provider Yanolja. It was valued at $1bn in a $180m series D round in mid-2019 backed by Booking Holdings and GIC. It had received $53.2m from SkyLake Investment two years earlier and $8.5m from Partners Investment in 2015. Softbank p…
 
The Big Ones Pine Labs, an India-based digital payment technology provider backed by PayPal and Mastercard, secured over $600m in funding. Kotak Mahindra Bank and investment and Fidelity supplied the cash together with IIFL AMC’s Late-Stage Tech Fund, Ishana, Tree Line, funds managed by BlackRock and a fund advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Ad…
 
The Big Ones SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 co-led a $600m series D round for UK-based surgical robotics technology developer CMR Surgical with healthcare investment group Ally Bridge, while Cambridge Innovation Capital, the patient capital fund formed with the support of University of Cambridge, also participated. GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of power an…
 
Our special guest today is Aarti Gadhia. She is a highly successful cybersecurity professional who has worked in various leadership roles in sales and marking for well-known companies such as Bugcrowd, Carbon Black, Trend Micro and Sophos. Aarti is also the founder of Standout to Lead and SHE (Sharing Her Empowerment). Aarti is passionate about bri…
 
Our special guest today is Jeff Williams, Co-Founder and CTO of Contrast Security. Jeff was one of the pioneering members who formed the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP). Not only did he chair it, he also contributed to many successful open source projects, including WebGoat, the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS)…
 
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