Investments & Deals

In-Q-Tel enters partnership with Immersive Wisdom
The size of In-Q-Tel’s investment has not been disclosed.
Bpifrance takes part in Glose’s $3.4m funding round
OneRagTime, Expon Capital and Kima Ventures joined the state investment agency in the round.
Axelspace explores series B round
Mitsui, Dai-ichi Life and INCJ have backed a $22.9m investment round led by 31Ventures Global Innovation Fund that will fund the launch of Axelspace's latest satellite.
Kets gets $2.5m with help from UK agencies
Innovate UK and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund have contributed $1.25m to the startup.
GIC joins Luckin Coffee’s $200m funding round
The China-based rival to the global Starbucks chain is now thought to be valued at well over $2bn.
CDC pours $180m into Liquid Telecom
Britain’s development finance agency has announced a significant investment in the African fibre-broadband provider.
Pavilion joins $25m M17 Entertainment round
The finance round follows the business’s aborted initial public offering earlier this year.
Scottish Investment Bank sells Incremental stake
The agency has reportedly achieved more than four times its original investment following the exit.

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SC Launch delivers $150,000 for Global Transport Solutions
The investment is the second tranche of funding for the South Carolina-based businesses.
Pindrop collects $90m in series D
Pindrop has raised $90m in series D funding from a consortium that included Allegion, Dimension Data, Singapore’s EDBI and Alphabet, the latter investing through both GV and CapitalG.
Agricool heats up with Bpifrance funding
The state-backed agency has participated in a $28.5m round for Agricool, which grows strawberries in containers, and which plans to now hire 200 more staff members.
Lufax attacks with $1.3bn in new funding
SBI, JP Morgan, Macquarie Group, UBS, Goldman Sachs and the state of Qatar have invested in the online wealth manager at a $38bn pre-money valuation.
ParkJockey to ride SoftBank investment to $1bn
The parking app developer has lined up SoftBank as lead investor in a round in which it is looking to raise $800m to $1bn, with Mubadala Investment also set to take part.
Nuritas claims $34m EIB funding
The biotech firm has received the finance through the EIB’s new European Growth Finance Facility initiative.

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Nio parks in public markets with $1bn
The Tencent, Baidu, Lenovo and JD.com-backed electric carmaker floated near the foot of its range at a reported $6.4bn valuation.
Meituan Dianping confirms $4.4bn IPO plans
The GIC-backed local services portal plans to float in Hong Kong in two weeks time and has locked up $1.5bn in investment already.
Puls finds $50m series C rhythm
Samsung has put its weight behind a Temasek-led $50m series C round for Puls, which connects consumers with technicians specialising in smart devices.
RXQ Compounding takes Advantage of Ohio incentive
The medical outsourcing business has received $3.6m from Advantage Capital, supported by the Ohio Rural Business Growth programme.
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