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SoftBank pinpoints Spotter in $200m series D
Internet and telecommunications group SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 led a $200m series D round for US-based online content financier Spotter at a $1.7bn valuation.
Hy2gen generates $227m in funding
Hy2gen, a Germany-headquartered producer of green hydrogen-based fuels, raised $227m from investors including energy engineering firm Technip Energies, highlighting the increasing popularity of hydrogen in the new energy mix.
Neon glows with $300m from BBVA
Financial services firm BBVA agreed to invest $300m in Brazil-based digital bank Neon in return for a 21.7% stake.
OpenSea organises corporate venturing arm
Non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea has launched a corporate venture capital vehicle called OpenSea Ventures to invest in developers of Web3 technology.
Tripledot secures Access to raise $116m
UK-based mobile game developer Tripledot Studios secured $116m from investors including Access Industries at a valuation of $1.4bn.
Homebound builds $75m round
US-based homebuilder Homebound secured $75m in a series C round featuring GV, a corporate venturing vehicle for internet technology conglomerate Alphabet.
HoTeam gets hold of $63m
China-based additive manufacturing technology developer Shandong HoTeam Software completed a $63m series C round led by Legend Capital, the venture capital firm sponsored by conglomerate Legend Holdings.
Sony signals first close for Innovation Fund 3
Consumer electronics and entertainment group Sony reached a first close of its fourth Sony Innovation Fund, which is targeting $217m for final close.
HV Capital launches $489m continuation fund
HV Capital, the Germany-based venture capital firm spun off by publisher Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, launched a $489m continuation fund to continue supporting portfolio companies in later-stage deals.
Animoca Brands unveils Japanese subsidiary and accelerator
Gaming and blockchain technology group Animoca Brands launched a Japan-based subsidiary with $10m in seed funding.
Fujifilm and Tokyu disclose funds
Japan-headquartered corporations Fujifilm and Tokyu Construction have each launched dedicated corporate venturing vehicles that will target startups operating in their respective strategic areas.
“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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