28 March 2022 – Hub Cyber Security organises $1.28bn reverse merger

Hub Cyber Security organises $1.28bn reverse merger

Israel-based cybersecurity technology provider Hub Cyber Security agreed to a reverse merger worth $1.28bn that will allow insurance group Axa to exit

Yuga Labs pulls in $450m

Yuga Labs, the US-based creator of non-fungible token collection Bored Ape Yacht Club, secured $450m in a seed round at a post-money valuation of $4bn.

Ramp climbs to $750m round

Ramp, a US-based provider of a corporate card for controlling spending, raised $750m in debt and equity financing from investors including digital payment technology provider Stripe.

Astronomer lands $213m in series C funding

US-based data analytics software provider Astronomer secured $213m in series C funding from investors including Salesforce Ventures.

Nio Capital drives to $400m second vehicle

Nio Capital, the China-based venture capital firm co-formed by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Nio, closed its second vehicle at about $400m.

Stellantis launches venture unit with $331m

Automotive manufacturer Stellantis has launched a $331m corporate venture capital vehicle, to invest in technology that could be applied to the automotive and mobility sectors.

OfBusiness spins off Oxyzo with $200m

Oxyzo Financial Services, the smart financing spinoff of India-headquartered material procurement and financing services provider OfBusiness, secured $200m in series A round.

Qualcomm crosses off $100m XR fund

US-headquartered semiconductor technology producer Qualcomm unveiled an investment vehicle that will provide up to $100m in funding for developers of metaverse technology.

Alphabet sends Sandbox AQ independent

Internet and technology group Alphabet is spinning off its quantum technology subsidiary, Sandbox AQ, with a nine-figure amount of funding.

Nexo executes $150m fund launch

UK-based cryptocurrency asset manager Nexo, formed a $150m corporate venture capital and M&A arm dubbed Nexo Ventures.

Slack Fund slides in $100m third fund

Slack Fund, the strategic investment vehicle formed by US-headquartered enterprise communication app developer Slack, has launched its third fund with $100m in capital.


“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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