31 January 2022 – Swiggy Swipes $700m in Series K

Swiggy swipes $700m in series K round

India-based food ordering service Swiggy has secured $700m in a series K round featuring internet groups Prosus’ subsidiary Prosus Ventures and Smile Group.

Boeing flies $450m to Wisk

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing invested $450m in US-based flying taxi developer Wisk, highlighting the interest from the industry in commercially viable vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles.

FTX US hauls in $400m

FTX US, part of Bahamas-registered cryptocurrency marketplace operator FTX Trading, raised $400m in a series A round featuring internet and telecommunications group SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 at an $8bn valuation.

Deloitte Canada sets up $119m venture unit

US-based accountancy and consulting firm Deloitte’s Canadian subsidiary launched a CVC unit called Deloitte Ventures with $119m in capitalisation.

Jidu mobilises corporates to raise $400m

Internet group Baidu and carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group provided $400m in series A funding for their China-based electric vehicle joint venture, Jidu.

Akili Interactive accedes to $1bn reverse merger

US-based digital therapeutics developer Akili Interactive agreed to a $1bn reverse merger, marking exits for pharmaceutical firms Merck Group, Amgen and Shionogi & Co.

Factorial Energy charges up $200m series D

US-based electric vehicle battery developer Factorial Energy completed a $200m series D round co-led by carmakers Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis.

Tuhu tilts towards Hong Kong IPO

Tuhu, the China-based owner of an online marketplace for car maintenance services, has filed for an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that could mark exits for internet groups Baidu and Tencent.

ImmPact Bio forges ahead with $111m

US-based cancer treatment developer ImmPact Bio picked up $111m in a series B round from investors including pharmaceutical firms Bukwang Pharmaceutical and Novartis, the latter through its CVC unit Novartis Ventures Fund.

Sigfox seeks bankruptcy protection

Sigfox, the France-headquartered internet-of-things (IoT) technology provider, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Marcelo Claure leaves SoftBank

Marcelo Claure, chief operating officer at Japan-headquartered telecommunications and internet group SoftBank Group and the driving force behind its Latin America corporate venturing funds, is leaving the company.


“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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