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WeWork Labs sets accelerators to simmer

WeWork Labs will launch new early-stage and growth-stage accelerator streams in Thailand focused on foodtech in partnership with Thai Union Group, National Innovation Agency and Mahidol University.

Byju’s to educate the world with…

Tencent and Naspers-backed education platform Byju’s is targeting an expansion into the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand following the $150m funding round.

Europe looks to blended finance for…

“Since the start of his mandate in 2014, [European] Commissioner Carlos Moedas has been in strong support of the setting up of a European Innovation Council (EIC) for breakthrough, market-creating innovation, with a focus on smart funding, smart investment and smart regulation, to make Europe ‘the place to be’ for innovators.”

Oxford PV locks in series D close
Solar cell technology developer Oxford PV has closed a round featuring Meyer Burger, Equinor and Legal & General at $81.8m.
Netcare to aid healthtech startups
The South Africa-based healthcare provider has teamed up with Founders Factory Africa to back healthtech startups based on the African continent.
Kaplan graduate Degreed digs up $75m
Personal development app Degreed, a 2013 graduate from Kaplan’s Edtech accelerator, secured $35m in equity funding as part of the round.
Livongo gives $100m IPO a go
Health management app developer Livongo Health was valued at $800m as of 2018, and a range of corporate investors could exit in the offering.
Calysta sources $30m from BP Ventures
The gas fermentation technology developer raised $30m from BP's corporate venturing unit, adding to earlier funding from the likes of Mitsui and Cargill.
Ola Electric plugs into $250m
SoftBank has provided $250m of series B funding for EV infrastructure developer Ola Electric Mobility, reportedly pushing its valuation to $1bn.
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