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Sony makes $3.6bn Bungie play
Sony Interactive Entertainment agreed to acquire US-based video game developer Bungie in a $3.6bn deal.
SoftBank scores AInnovation exit in $154m IPO
SoftBank has exited China-based artificial intelligence technology provider AInnovation in an initial public offering in Hong Kong.
SoftBank makes good on $1.35bn Cruise pledge
SoftBank’s Vision Fund is set to invest $1.35bn in US-based autonomous driving technology developer Cruise, which launched its driverless taxi service last week.
Naver Z makes space for $100m metaverse fund
Naver Z, a 3D avatar and digital space design subsidiary of South Korea-based internet conglomerate Naver Group, has formed a $100m metaverse fund.
Fireblocks sparks $550m series E round
US-based asset transfer infrastructure operator Fireblocks has raised $550m in series E funding from investors including internet technology group Alphabet’s CapitalG unit.
Loadsmart stacks up $200m
SoftBank’s Latin America Fund led a $200m series D round for US-based freight automation technology provider Loadsmart, valuing it at $1.3bn.
Wayflyer bags $150m In series B round
Wayflyer, the Ireland-based operator of an online financing platform for e-commerce brands, raised $150m in a series B round featuring internet group Prosus at a post-money valuation of $1.6bn.
Zero Acre Farms produces $37m round
US-based sustainable oil producer Zero Acre Farms secured $37m in a series A round featuring conglomerate Virgin Group as it works toward replacing destructive oil supply chains.
Nuclera knocks up series B funding
UK-based bioprinting technology developer Nuclera reached a $42.5m first close for its series B round that included electronic paper display producer E Ink.
Hitachi Ventures readies third fund
Hitachi Ventures, the Germany-based CVC vehicle formed by industrial and electronics conglomerate Hitachi, is considering launching its next fund this year.
Decibel makes noise with $275m fund target
Decibel Partners, an independent venture capital firm with Cisco as its cornerstone limited partner, has filed to raise $275m for its second fund.
“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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