Each Friday the Global Corporate Venturing Deal Net rounds up the week’s smaller deals and tracks the emerging companies accessing corporate funds.

Supermarket operator Casino has paid an undisclosed amount for a 5% stake in France-based mobile payment technology developer Lyf Pay, Reuters reported on Monday. Lyf Pay was formed through the merger of Fivory and Wa, the mobile wallets created by financial services firm BNP Paribas and retail group Carrefour respectively, and BNP Paribas and cooperative bank Credit Mutuel Alliance Federale each own about 40% of the company respectively.

UnderStory, the US-based weather data and analytics provider backed by agribusiness Monsanto,…

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.