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Busà joins Patron from GIC

Matteo Busà will focus on the property investor’s Italian investments.



ZenCity raises $6m with help from Vertex

The big data specialist was also backed by Microsoft’s M12 fund.

Bpifrance helps Exotrail secure $4.1m boost

The space startup will use the funding to develop thruster technology.

Enterprise Ireland provides Sytorus with $2m injection

The investment was made in partnership with the Bank of Ireland.

Vertex drives Fleetonomy’s $3m funding round

The Israeli fleet-management business aims to help customers adapt to the development of autonomous vehicles.

Bpifrance leads Launchmetrics to $50m finance round close

The retail analytics business is targeting $100m annual revenue within four years.

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.

Mejuri sparkles with $5m series A close

The fine jewellery brand has been backed by the BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Fund.

ThinCI to build on $65m series C

Denso and NSitexe co-led the AI technology producer’s latest round with Temasek, while Daimler and the Toyota-backed Mirai Creation Fund also invested.