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Welmo welcomes corporates to $11m round
Line, Mixi, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, Akatsuki, Konica Minolta and Global Kids helped provide the Japan-based nursing care technology developer with $11m in new funding.
Longfor hops aboard Huohua Siwei in $85m round
Huohua Siwei more than doubled its total funding to $160m after attracting $85m in a round that featured an investment vehicle for Longfor Properties.
TAL Education attends Vedantu’s $42m series C round
TAL Education helped boost the tutoring platform operator’s overall equity and debt financing to more than $59m, having previously invested $5m in November.
Puris pulls in $75m from Cargill
Cargill has put another $75m into pea protein-based food ingredient provider Puris, roughly a little over 18 months after it invested an initial $25m.
Analysis: Bboxx fits in $50m
Solar system provider Bboxx completed a round led by Mistubishi. This year we have seen a revival of corporate-backed deals in the solar energy tech space, which registered a slowdown last year.
Wapi Pay whips up African startup fund
Wapi Pay subsidiary Wapi Capital has allied itself with smartphone maker Transsion’s Future Hub unit for a vehicle that will invest about $100,000 per deal.
Bboxx locks up $50m
The solar system provider closed a series D round led by Mistubishi that included existing backer Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies.
Homeis locates $12m in series A round
The migrant community platform has added $12m to a seed round featuring Samsung and Chernin Group as it looks to expand to cover more communities.

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Vision Fund stores $110m in Energy Vault
The renewable energy storage developer has received $110m in series B funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, having raised cash from Cemex earlier this year.
Scoop swoops for $60m
Total Ventures and existing shareholder Workday Ventures took part in a $60m round that lifted carpooling service Scoop Technologies’ total funding to more than $106m.
CTA’s diversity fund backs VC duo
CTA’s $10m diversity vehicle has announced investments in venture firms Harlem Capital Partners and SoGal Ventures.
Hazel gets $13m in fresh funding round
Asahi Kasei Ventures was among the investors in a round that boosted the food-freshness technology developer's funding to nearly $18m altogether.
Ginko spinoff Motif moves to next round
Meat-free food ingredient supplier Motif FoodWorks has added $27.5m to a $90m round featuring Louis Dreyfus and Fonterra earlier this year.
BBG Ventures bids for $50m third fund
BBG Ventures, the female-focused venture fund formed by AOL, has set a $50m target for its third fund, the first to feature additional LPs.

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Fund in the News: Delight Ventures
Delight Ventures’ Dai Watanabe has spoken to GCV about the unit’s strategy and how it intends to work with entrepreneurs and DeNA’s employees to foster innovation.
Arabesque S-Ray reels in $20m series A
Allianz, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and the state of Hessen have partnered the ESG motioning service through a $20m series A round.
Gaiya Environmental harvests series B
China Media Group has led a $14.5m series B round through its Hongxin Capital unit, bringing Gaiya's total funding to more than $25m.
Europe looks to blended finance for impact
“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.”
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