Gojo & Company grows series D…

Higashi-Nippon Bank was among the investors that added $19.3m to a round for the microfinance services provider that now totals $41.5m.

Leleketang lets in $40m

New Oriental Education and Culture Industrial Fund contributed to a series C round that lifted the educational content provider’s total funding to $85m.

GHGSat launches series B round with…

Schlumberger returned for the first close of the round, helping the emissions monitoring technology developer take its total funding to $55m.

Sony stakes environment technology fund
The corporate is putting $9.4m into Sony Innovation Fund: Environment, which will initially invest in environmental technology developers at seed stage.
Infarm produces $170m for series C
Bonnier contributed to the $170m first close of a the urban farming technology developer's series C round, taking its debt and equity financing to at least $305m.
Accenture announces Black Founders Development Fund
Black Founders Development Fund will make early-stage investments to drive Accenture Ventures' engagement with black entrepreneurs.
Green shoots for manufacturing
There still remains such a chasm of scale between venture approaches to important strategic technology areas between countries.
Saga Robotics reaps funding
The farming automation technology producer received $11.2m in a round co-led by Rabobank's Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund.
Emerald exhibits $100m water fund
Microsoft, SKion Water and Ecolab are among the limited partners in Emerald Technology Ventures' latest fund, which will invest $100m in water conservation technologies.
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