Orange pays attention as Yoco raises…

South Africa-based payment technology developer Yoco has received $16m in series B funding from a consortium including Orange Digital Ventures, the corporate venturing unit for telecommunications firm Orange. The round was led by venture capital firm Partech Ventures and included Dutch development bank FMO, Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, which is managed by Quona Capital, and Velocity Capital. Yoco has developed…

Whill winds up $45m funding round

Japan-based electric mobility vehicle developer Whill has closed a $45m round that included Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital and DG Incubation, subsidiaries of insurance firm Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and internet company Digital Garage. SBI Investment and Mizuho Capital, the venture capital vehicles for financial services providers SBI and Mizuho Bank, also took part in the round, along with Daiwa PI…

WayRay beams up $80m

Switzerland-based augmented reality (AR) technology producer WayRay raised $80m on Tuesday in a series C round co-led by automotive manufacturer Porsche and investment firm China Merchants Capital. Carmaker Hyundai Motor, e-commerce group Alibaba and consumer electronics maker JVCKenwood also took part in the round, as did the state-backed Russia-Japan Investment Fund and the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,…

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