SoftBank Vision Fund 2 helped blockchain technology provider Blockdaemon close a $207m series C round while Qualcomm-backed audio equipment brand BoAt is targeting $246m in its flotation.


US-headquartered blockchain node infrastructure developer Blockdaemon completed a $207m series C round yesterday featuring telecommunications and internet group SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. Venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures co-led the round with investment firm Tiger Global Management at a $3.25bn valuation, and it included Boldstart Ventures, StepStone Group, Matrix Capital Management, Lerer Hippeau and Galaxy Digital.

Semiconductor technology producer Intel led a $103m series B round for US-based data storage software provider MinIO yesterday through corporate VC subsidiary Intel Capital,…

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Robert Lavine

Robert Lavine is special features editor for Global Venturing.