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MasterClass passes series E test with $100m
The online teaching service was valued at $800m in a Fidelity-led round, adding to earlier funding from investors such as Bloomberg Beta, WME Ventures and Novel TMT.
GO1 gets $40m in series C funding
The online training service, which has seen engagement triple in the past month, raised $40m in a round co-led by Seek and backed by M12 and Salesforce Ventures.
Heading towards carbon neutrality through hydrogen
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Entangled Group joins Guild in acquisition deal
Edtech venture studio Entangled has been bought by Salesforce and Workday-backed Guild Education in an all-share deal sized above $80m.
VanMoof moves up a gear
The e-bike producer raised $13.5m from investors including its production ally Sinbon Electronics to bring its overall funding haul to $21m.
Lime jumps on $170m deal
Uber has led a $170m investment in Lime that also included GV and closed alongside Lime’s acquisition of Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump.
GreenLight clears $17m
Continental Grain-backed RNA material producer GreenLight Biosciences is hoping to supply ingredients for RNA-based coronavirus vaccines after securing $17m in funding.
Syngenta seeds accelerator
Fresh from rejuvenating its corporate venturing team, Syngenta has launched a new accelerator in a bid to uncover novel food protein products.

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RWDC rolls into $133m series B
Flint Hills Resources has contributed to a $133m series B round for RWDC Industries, which is working on a biodegradable alternative to plastic.
Octopus Energy originates $327m
Origin Energy has agreed to make a strategic investment in energy supplier Octopus Energy for a total of $327m.
Yuanfudao marks off $1bn series G
The online education provider pushed its total funding past $1.5bn in a round co-led by Tencent that valued it at $7.8bn.
Strivr straps in $30m
Prologis Ventures was among the investors that helped the virtual training system provider hike its overall funding to $51m.
Plenty prepares to raise $100m
The indoor farm operator, which has already raised $400m, is in talks with existing investor SoftBank Vision Fund for a round likely to value it at up to $1bn.
Middaugh to maintain $1bn Microsoft carbon fund
Brandon Middaugh has been promoted from Microsoft's cloud energy and sustainability team to direct the Climate Innovation Fund it disclosed in January.

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Recycling Technologies picks up Neste investment
Neste Oyj invested $5.7m in the waste-to-oil technology provider through a strategic partnership deal as part of an $11.4m round.
Covid-19 funds set up to find treatments
A host of corporate and government-backed initiatives have been launched to tackle the coronavirus that develops into the Covid-19 disease. In a global, fast-moving pandemic, this can only be a snapshot of the efforts at the end of March 2020.
Google kickstarts SDG-focused accelerator
Google for Startups Accelerator will begin on April 21 with an initial cohort that includes concepts related to the UN's environment, inequality and health objectives.
SkySpecs checks in $17m
Evergy Ventures, Equinor Energy Ventures and existing investors Statkraft Ventures and UL Ventures chipped in as the wind power maintenance platform developer took its total funding to $29m.
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