Sumitomo participated in Zebra Labs’ $5m round while investors including FTX Ventures and Aptos provided $3m in pre-seed funding for Martian.

Image courtesy of Alter. M&A Internet technology group Alphabet’s Google subsidiary has paid $100m to acquire Alter, the US-based metaverse avatar developer backed by social media platform Twitter, TechCrunch has reported. Funding CompanyCompany descriptionSectorCountryRoundRound size($m)Deal dateInvestorsZebra LabsCelebrity fanbase metaverse platformMediaChinaN/A530/10/2022Sumitomo; NetDragonMartian Web3 wallet platformFinancial USPre-Seed331/10/2022FTX (FTX Ventures), Aptos; Race Capital (lead), Superscrypt, Jump CapitalLinkedAIAI skin diseases detection platformHealthcareColombiaN/A<1 ($500,00)18/10/2022Globant…

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Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.