- Daily Deal Round Up: December 1, 2021 •
- Jobandtalent recruits SoftBank for $500m series E •
- WM Motor refuels with $457m •
- Commonwealth Fusion Systems sparks $1.8bn series B •
- Zepeto secures $190m in series B •
- Via drives to $130m series G round •
- CloudTrucks floats to $115m series B •
- Harrison.ai captures series B funding •
- Fundbox rakes in $100m •
- HotSpot Therapeutics heats up with $100m •
- Carro zooms to $100m •
- Quantum jeopardy and the march of artificial intelligence •
Jobandtalent recruits SoftBank for $500m series E
SoftBank Vision Fund 2 has returned to back the temporary staffing service’s latest round, with the funding secured at a $2.35bn valuation.
WM Motor refuels with $457m
The EV producer has disclosed $305m series D1 and $152m series D2 rounds that collectively included Agile Group, PCCW and Shun Tak.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems sparks $1.8bn series B
Eni, GV and Equinor Ventures were among the investors in a round billed as the largest so far for a nuclear fusion technology developer.
Zepeto secures $190m in series B
SoftBank put up $150m for a the metaverse platform developer's series B round, which included Big Hit Entertainment, YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.
Via drives to $130m series G round
Koch Disruptive Technologies helped the mobility technology developer raise $130m in a round lifting its valuation about 50% to $3.3bn.
CloudTrucks floats to $115m series B
The truck management technology received the funding in a series B round backed by Flexport at an $850m valuation.
Harrison.ai captures series B funding
Sonic Healthcare and I-Med Radiology Network helped the smart diagnostics technology developer secure $91.6m that will be used to accelerate its expansion into new medical areas and scale its team.
Fundbox rakes in $100m
The business invoice lender received series D funding from investors including Allianz X and BNY Mellon at a $1.1bn valuation.
HotSpot Therapeutics heats up with $100m
Merck & Co and SR One were among the investors in a series C round for the small molecule drug developer led by Pivotal BioVenture Partners.
Carro zooms to $100m
Emtek, Greater Honor International and Sime Darby supplied a total of $27m for the automotive e-commerce marketplace's latest round.
Quantum jeopardy and the march of artificial intelligence
From applications in clinical areas such as diagnostics and drug discovery, to the chemical, manufacturing, retail and automotive sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have disrupted many traditional industries, opening new frontiers and driving the development of ground-breaking solutions.
AI disruption creates venture chances
AI Q4 2021 report editorial by James Mawson, editor in chief, Global Corporate Venturing
Daily Deal Round Up: November 30, 2021
Haptic glove developer HaptX hiked a NetEase and Verizon-backed series A round to $28m while several corporates contributed to home care network Welmo's $18.1m series C round.
Astroscale retrieves $109m in series F round
Axa Life Insurance contributed to a series F round which increased the corporate-backed satellite management and clearance service's total funding to $300m.
Impossible Foods bites down on $500m
The plant-based food producer increased its overall funding to almost $2bn in a round backed by existing investors that could include GV.
SBIA scores four managing partners
Sumer Juneja, Lydia Jett, Vikas Parekh and Dennis Chang have all ascended at SoftBank Investment Advisers, which runs the corporate's Vision Funds.
Braze breaches public markets in $520m IPO
Citi Ventures-backed Braze priced the offering above its range and it valued the customer engagement software producer at almost $5.9bn.