Investments & Deals

  • November 24, 2017

    3D Medicines structures $101m round

    The funding round was led by China Reform Holdings, through policy fund China State-Owned Assets Venture Investment Fund.

  • November 24, 2017

    Ncardia carries $12.5m series B

    The regenerative medicine company was forged from the merger of biotech businesses Pluriomics and Axiogenesis in September 2017.

  • November 24, 2017

    Siemens draws in Solido Design Automation

    The acquisition of BDC-backed automated design developer Solido will complement Siemens’s purchase of Mentor Graphics Corporation in March 2017.

  • November 24, 2017

    StartToday considers whether StretchSense fits

    E-commerce portal StartToday has taken an option on NZVIF-backed sensor manufacturer StretchSense after using the Auckland spinout’s technology for its body measurement device.

  • November 24, 2017

    Deal net: 20 – 24 November 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • November 23, 2017

    Advicenne launches $36m IPO

    The company’s existing investors, including Bpifrance, have committed to purchasing a total of $14.8m worth of shares in the offering.

  • November 22, 2017

    Step Pharma climbs $17m series A

    The biopharmaceuticals developer is developing therapies for autoimmune diseases and will use the Bpifrance-backed series A round to pursue clinical testing.

  • November 22, 2017

    Divergent 3D produces series B funding

    The vehicle manufacturing technology developer has raised $65m+ in a round backed by the Shanghai Municipal Government that could eventually close at $107m.

  • November 22, 2017

    Portea carries $26m in series C round

    IFC has returned to contribute another funding round, having previously taken part in in-home healthcare service Portea Medical’s series B round.

  • November 22, 2017

    Enterprise Ireland marks milestone for women-led enterprises

    Gender equality was a core objective in the EU’s Horizon 2020 policy framework, and Enterprise Ireland's ambition is to mirror the level of female entrepreneurship seen in the US.

  • November 22, 2017

    Nautilus sails to $26m series C

    Nautilus will launch a manufacturing centre in Ireland for its water-cooled data centres following ISIF’s $5m commitment to its latest funding round.

  • November 21, 2017

    Neiwai checks out $10.5m series B

    The lingerie fashion brand now counts Vertex Ventures among its investors, after the Temasek-backed firm led a $10.5m series B round.

  • November 17, 2017

    Deal net: 13 – 17 November 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • November 16, 2017

    Spire enters $70m series C orbit

    The Luxembourg Future Fund has committed capital to Spire as the nanosatellite company chooses the grand duchy as the location for its European headquarters.

  • November 16, 2017

    Kaseya cradles $44.7m funding round

    The capital will allow Kaseya to expand the headcount of its Irish operations by 130, with some recruits arriving through internship collaborations with local universities.

  • November 15, 2017

    EBR Systems takes $50m pulse

    MRCF, a life sciences-focused vehicle backed by the governments of Australia and New Zealand, has co-led an investment in wireless pacemaker developer EBR Systems.

  • November 15, 2017

    Dynamic Biosensors detects $6m

    Bayern Kapital has returned to back a series B round for Dynamic Biosensors, a spinout from Technical University of Munich.

  • November 15, 2017

    Poshmark spots series D investors

    Temasek has led an $87.5m round for Poshmark that took its total funding to nearly $160m but which did not include existing backer Shea Ventures.

  • November 15, 2017

    Yidian Zixun reports $112m in funding

    The news aggregation app, which was 47% owned by Phoenix New Media as of 2015, has received funding from backers including a government guidance fund.

  • November 15, 2017

    Active.ai switches on $8.3m series A

    Vertex Ventures has co-led a round for Active.ai, which has developed an artificial intelligence chatbot aimed at the financial services sector.

  • November 14, 2017

    1MData unseals series B

    The Chinese Ministry of Finance-backed SME Development Fund has taken part in a series B round for 1MData.

  • November 14, 2017

    ISIF backs $294m patient capital fund

    The vehicle will make initial investments of $2.35m to $11.7m and take 10% to 40% equity in growth-stage startups seeking patient capital.

  • November 14, 2017

    Apple faces up to InVisage Technologies acquisition

    Imaging technology provider InVisage has been bought by Apple for an undisclosed sum allowing OnPoint Technologies to exit.

  • November 13, 2017

    Interaxon finds its series B-1 muse

    Interaxon has manufactured a wearable headband for meditation practice and has licensed the technology to eyewear manufacturer Safilo Group.

  • November 10, 2017

    France and UAE rally $1.2bn funds

    The two will boost the $350m Franco-Emirati Fund by $232m and will set up an additional $582m fund aimed at later-stage technology companies.

  • November 10, 2017

    Yotpo generates $51m series D

    Access Industries, through its Israeli subsidiary ClalTech, returned to back a series D round that also featured Vertex Ventures as a first-time investor.

  • November 10, 2017

    Deal net: 6 – 10 November 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • November 10, 2017

    LendingCrowd counts $4m for loan agreements

    The Scottish Enterprise-backed peer-to-peer lending platform is aiming to provide 37.5% of its projected UK loan book to Scotland-based companies in 2018.

  • November 8, 2017

    VeloCloud to float over to VMWare

    VMWare has agreed to acquire portfolio company VeloCloud Networks, in a deal that will give an exit to Khazanah Nasional.

  • November 8, 2017

    EOC Pharma tackles $32m series B

    EOC Pharma has licensed six mid to late-stage oncology drugs for release in the Chinese market and will aim to acquire additional assets with the series B funding.

  • November 8, 2017

    WeLab welcomes IFC in $220m round

    International Finance Corporation has backed the peer-to-peer lending platform's series B+ round, which follows a $160m series B led by Khazanah Nasional last year.

  • November 8, 2017

    Aquantia acquires NYSE listing

    The fabless semiconductor producer, which counts Rusnano as an investor, has gone public in a $61.4m initial public offering.

  • November 8, 2017

    MetricStream flows to $65m

    The compliance services provider will focus on global expansion following an EDBI-backed round that took its total funding to $195m.

  • November 7, 2017

    Meituan-Dianping eyes 2018 IPO

    GIC and Temasek are in line for exits, as reports indicate the local services platform will seek $3bn in a US flotation.

  • November 7, 2017

    OakNorth heads to GIC for $118m deal

    OakNorth, a fintech lending provider, has welcomed GIC as a stakeholder as it prepares to license out its machine learning-based platform to overseas financial institutions.

  • November 7, 2017

    IFC helps deliver $8m to BigBasket

    BigBasket has sought more funding to compete in the online grocery segment after a rumoured merger with Amazon failed to materialise.

  • November 6, 2017

    Big deal: RCIF recognises Megvii in $460m round

    Megvii, the developer of a facial recognition software called Face++, raised $460m in funding last week from a consortium led by Russia-China Investment Fund.

  • November 6, 2017

    3YourMind erects $12m series A

    Coparion has taken part in a $12m series A round for 3YourMind, an additive manufacturing spinout of Technical University of Berlin.

  • November 6, 2017

    Instart Logic finishes $30m round

    The cloud computing optimisation platform has brought in $30m in a round led by Temasek-owned investment firm ST Telemedia that took its total funding to $140m.

  • November 6, 2017

    Thermondo retains heat to raise new funding

    The digital heating installation platform has secured $24.3m from a consortium including Investitionsbank Berlin.

  • November 6, 2017

    BuildDirect’s house needs creditor protection

    The home improvement e-commerce business struggled to secure enough funding after upgrading its systems to provide clients with access to its internal analytics platform.

  • November 3, 2017

    SenseTime seeks $500m in series C round

    The deep learning technology provider is aiming to raise the funding from investors such as Temasek at a $2bn valuation.

  • November 3, 2017

    Deal net: 30 October – 3 November 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • November 2, 2017

    Recorded Future indexes $25m series E

    Record Future, backed by In-Q-Tel, has raised a total of nearly $58m in equity funding following a series E round led by Insight Venture Partners.

  • November 1, 2017

    Megvii faces investors in $460m round

    Russia-China Investment Fund has led a $460m funding round for Megvii, the facial recognition software provider also known as Face++.

  • November 1, 2017

    CyRise installs first cohort

    The Victoria state government-backed accelerator has selected the first startups to join its program.

  • October 31, 2017

    Argus braces for Continental acquisition

    Continental is reportedly in advanced talks over a $400m acquisition of Vertex-backed in-car cybersecurity technology provider Argus.

  • October 30, 2017

    Big deal: PIF puts $1bn into space companies

    The money will go towards Virgin Galactic, Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit, three subsidiaries of diversified holding firm Virgin Group, and may be followed by another $480m.

  • October 27, 2017

    MMC London smashes co-investment target

    The London mayoralty-owned vehicle has marked two exits and attracted 700% as much outside investment for SMEs in the capital than was originally anticipated.

  • October 27, 2017

    Tracktik locks down $7m

    CDPQ joined iNovia Capital for the round, which will help Tracktik pursue expansions across Europe and into South America.

  • October 27, 2017

    Deal net: 23 – 27 October 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • October 26, 2017

    Primer pinpoints $14.7m

    The search index developer has emerged from stealth with both backing and custom from In-Q-Tel, the VC affiliate of the US intelligence community.

  • October 25, 2017

    Lightspeed tallies up $163m series D

    The point-of-sale terminal manufacturer has received further backing from CDPQ and Investissement Québec in order to help it cope with market demand.

  • October 25, 2017

    Bpifrance assists with iAdvize series C

    The real-time marketing platform operator will use the $37.6m in series C funding for further artificial intelligence development and to expand into the US.

  • October 20, 2017

    MongoDB files away $192m in IPO

    Intel, Dell, Red Hat and Salesforce-backed database software provider MongoDB will float above its range at a market valuation of almost $1.2bn.

  • October 20, 2017

    WP Technology journals $50m

    WP Technology, owner of the social fiction writing platform Wattpad, is backed by state-owned pension fund Omers and is reportedly looking at a $400m post-money valuation.

  • October 20, 2017

    Deal net: 16 – 20 October 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • October 19, 2017

    Meituan-Dianping makes hay with $4bn round

    The online services provider has raised $4bn in a round that included GIC and which valued the company at $30bn.

  • October 19, 2017

    GuiaBolso hits $40m series D rhythm

    The IFC-backed round will help GuiaBolso extend its finance management platform’s foothold in the Brazilian market.

  • October 19, 2017

    Konfío sorts $10m series B

    The big data lending platform will use the funding for further development, while IFC hopes to connect the company with additional partnerships and capital.

  • October 18, 2017

    Magic Leap mounts $502m series D

    Magic Leap has confirmed a series D round that featured Temasek and Edbi, after reports last month suggested the company was seeking more than $500m.

  • October 17, 2017

    Nice clocks on for WorkFlex acquisition

    The acquisition provides an exit for public-private partnership CincyTech and will see WorkFlex’s workforce platform integrated with Nice’s own systems.

  • October 16, 2017

    Big deal: Godrej Agrovet enters stock market

    Temasek-backed Godrej Agrovet has successfully floated on India’s National Stock Exchange, with shares shooting up on the first day of trading.

  • October 16, 2017

    Redback receives $7m

    Clean Energy Innovation Fund provided $5m of the funding, as solar system startup Redback Technologies added funding to the cash raised from EnergyAustralia last year.

  • October 13, 2017

    ETechAces wins $77m

    Temasek has backed online insurance and loans marketplace operator EtechAces in a $77m round that valued it at $500m.

  • October 11, 2017

    Sea sets IPO range with $695m target

    The Khazanah Nasional and Temasek-backed Southeast Asian online services provider is set to raise between $596m and $695m from its US initial public offering.

  • October 11, 2017

    Bill.com rings up $100m

    Temasek and JPMorgan Chase co-led a round that increased the Amex-backed business payment processor's total funding to $230m.

  • October 10, 2017

    Tongdun locks down $72.8m

    The financial risk management platform will use the funds, provided by investors including Temasek, for R&D and potential international partnerships.

  • October 10, 2017

    Aquantia to connect itself to public markets

    The integrated circuit producer, which has raised more than $195m from investors including Rusnano, has filed for an $86m IPO.

  • October 10, 2017

    Bpifrance helps pump $6.4m into Cardiologs

    The cash will help accelerate the European and US launch of Cardiologs' automated electrocardiogram platform, which could help clinicians catch irregular heartbeats.

  • October 6, 2017

    Deal net: 2 – 6 October 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • October 6, 2017

    Vertex visits Visterra to help close series C

    Vertex is among the investors in Visterra’s series C round, which has now closed at $46.7m following a $23.6m second tranche.

  • October 6, 2017

    Secret Escapes schedules $111m series D

    GV-backed online travel marketplace Secret Escapes has collected $111m in equity and debt financing from investors including Singapore state-owned Temasek.

  • October 5, 2017

    Nanotronics scopes out $30m ICD-led series D

    Nanotronics’ total funding now stands at $71m and the company will use its latest round to expand in Asia and further develop its advanced microscopes.

  • October 5, 2017

    Recursion racks up $60m series B

    The money will be used to expand Recursion’s drug discovery program, which uses machine-learning to rapidly collect data for a diverse range of diseases.

  • October 5, 2017

    Omeicos gazes further into series B

    The biopharmaceutical developer has opened an office in the US with the extension, which followed a first close backed by HTGF and KfW.

  • October 5, 2017

    Palleon detects $47.6m series A

    Palleon Pharmaceuticals has launched with $47.6m in series A funding to commercialise cancer therapies based on technology developed at Stanford and Dundee universities.

  • October 4, 2017

    Tinubu squares $62.2m investment

    Bpifrance has reinvested in the fintech developer as Long Arc Capital acquired a majority stake.

  • October 3, 2017

    Vertex helps guide $12m towards Kryon

    Automated robotics developer Kryon will use the capital to complete a software product for enterprises and to mount an expansion into international markets.

  • October 2, 2017

    Big deal: Nucana and Nightstar race to public markets

    Nucana, a Scottish Investment Bank-backed cancer treatment developer, and Nightstar Therapeutics, an Oxford spinout focused on retinal gene therapies, have entered the public market.

  • October 2, 2017

    Kinova clasps onto $20m

    Advanced robotics developer Kinova will use the funding to support an international expansion and lobby healthcare regulators to permit medical robotic products.

  • September 29, 2017

    Integra taps into $25m funding

    Singapore state-owned investment unit Temask put $15m towards Integra’s latest round, taking the life sciences investor’s funding total to $42m.

  • September 29, 2017

    Wandercraft finds path to $17.7m series B

    Bpifrance has invested in advanced robotics developer Wandercraft, which has built an exogenous skeleton that could restore mobility to the wheelchair-bound.

  • September 29, 2017

    Deal net: 25 – 29 September 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • September 29, 2017

    FirstCry peeks out for $100m

    The childcare e-commerce platform is mulling another $100m equity injection from backers including Temasek one year after FirstCry’s purchase of its rival BabyOre.

  • September 29, 2017

    Alibaba packs almost $800m into Cainiao

    The e-commerce firm is set to invest $798m in logistics platform Cainiao, taking its stake from 47% to 51% and valuing it at approximately $20bn.

  • September 29, 2017

    BioSerenity spots $17.7m series A

    Bpifrance participated in the round, which will help BioSerenity scale up and internationalise its tailored medical diagnostics platform.

  • September 28, 2017

    Kyriba calls in $45m Bpifrance-backed round

    The French government-owned investment bank has returned for Kyriba’s latest round, having previously contributed to a $23m investment a year ago.

  • September 27, 2017

    BDC carries Transit towards $5m round

    Transportation app developer Transit has added $5m of capital to $3.4m raised in previous rounds.

  • September 27, 2017

    Omers meets Manifold for $15m series A

    Ontario’s municipal employee pension fund has led a series A round for Manifold, which has emerged from stealth with a platform-agnostic approach to cloud-based developer services.

  • September 26, 2017

    Vertex subscribes to Synup series A

    Automated marketing platform Synup is preparing to expand into European markets next year, using the $6m in series A funding to bolster its sales and marketing efforts.

  • September 26, 2017

    PMV circles Feops for $7.1m series B

    The cardiovascular software developer has built modelling programs that could help doctors decide whether patients are fit for surgery.

  • September 25, 2017

    Sea sets itself for billion-dollar IPO

    The internet company has filed for a $1bn initial public offering in the US that will give exits to Temasek and Khazanah Nasional.

  • September 25, 2017

    MongoDB moves to $100m IPO

    The database software supplier, which has raised more than $310m from investors including Future Fund and In-Q-Tel, has filed to go public.

  • September 22, 2017

    Mobify adapts to $15m series B

    Mobify’s series B has reached $15m after a subsidiary of Kuwait Investment Authority, which is eyeing a shift towards e-commerce in the Persian Gulf region, joined the round.

  • September 22, 2017

    Deal net: 18 – 22 September 2017

    The Global Government Venturing deal net rounds up all the latest smaller deals and tracks emerging companies accessing government funds.

  • September 20, 2017

    Gogoro speeds to $300m series C

    Temasek and several corporates were among the investors in the round, which boosted the electric scooter producer's total funding to $480m.

  • September 20, 2017

    IFC finds itself in ComparaOnline’s $14m round

    The World Bank subsidiary has taken a stake in ComparaOnline, taking part in a $14m funding round.

  • September 20, 2017

    Israel Innovation Authority helps scan $8.3m into Augmedics

    The Israeli government-funded authority has bet on augmented-reality based surgical technology developed in the Terralab incubator program.

  • September 20, 2017

    Fenfenzhong procures $16.7m

    Chinese government-backed National SME Development Fund has participated in a funding round for online restaurant procurement platform Fenfenzhong.

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