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Media sector still in the game after the pandemic
Sector report: Media
Analysis: Carbon Clean raises $150m
Chevron led a $100m round, backed also by a group of other corporates, raised by the carbon capture specialist.
Analysis: Shanghai Shanshan charges $472m
Several China-based corporate venture investors backed a large round valuing lithium-ion battery Shanghai Shanshan material producer at $1.5bn. The deal highlights the importance of battery technologies not only for the emerging kind of mobility applications but for the process of energy transition as a whole.
Analysis: Fu-Gen electrifies with $343m
Migdal and Menora Mivtachim helped renewable energy infrastructure developer Fu-Gen with fresh funding which will help expand its operations in the UK and Finland. This is a deal from the renewable energy space, which continues to see much momentum in the context of energy transition.
Analysis: Rapido obtains $180m
Swiggy helped boost Rapido's valuation to $800m in a round that featured Shell Ventures and TVS Motor. This is a deal of a rather surprising size and valuation in a space that has not been as hot over the past years, as far as corporate-backed deals are concerned.
Consumer sector rebounds after the pandemic
Sector report: consumer
Analysis: Nova Labs raised $200m
Several corporate venture investors participated in a round which took the crypto IoT network developer's valuation to $1.2bn. The round and the company are part of the larger crypto tech space, which has been attracting much interest and capital in most recent times.
Analysis: Everli gets over $124m delivered
The latest round raised by Everli and backed by Pernod Ricard was boosted by just over $24m from United Ventures, taking the grocery delivery service's overall funding to over $143m.
Oncology studies offer hope to patients
Sector report: oncology
Analysis: LayerZero Labs stacks up $135m
Several corporates backed the blockchain technology developer in its latest round, boosting its valuation to $1bn. Valuations of blockchain tech companies have soared along with the interest in speculative assets classes inherently linked to the blockchain in recent times.
Analysis: Terra Drone raises $70m
The drone technology provider raised capital from a host of corporates, bringing its total funding to over $84m.
Analysis: Axonius connects for $200m
Deutsche Telekom-backed DTCP was among the investors that pushed the cybersecurity management platform developer’s valuation to $2.6bn.
Analysis: DNAnexus obtains $200m
GV returned for a multimillion dollar round raised by the clinical data software provider, which is part of a space of much interest to corporate investors.
Analysis: Kin ensures $82m in series D
CSAA participated in the first close of a series D round for Kin Insurance, which is part of the broader insurtech space, which has enjoyed the attention of corporate venture investors.
Tencent's Monzo deal latest in fintech
Tencent has dodged most of China's regulatory crackdown and built an impressive fintech portfolio globally.
Using human brains to improve AI
Special report: Sparsity looks to make AI infrastructure more efficient, AI increasingly useful in the software stack, quantum and classical hardware evolves
Innovation and digitisation mean healthcare is at a tipping point
Feature: artificial intelligence driving disease prevention, digital health enables personalised medicine, investment takes off
Sector report: Telecoms
Telecoms are the connecting tissue of today’s digitised world