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Total investments 80
Lead investments 25

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Information Technology

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

QuEra Computing

Consumer Research
$17M17 Nov 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

AWL

Artificial Intelligence
Retail
Security
$18M02 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Information Technology
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
$230M07 Apr 2021 Midland, Texas, United States

Affiliate Marketing
Coupons
E-Commerce
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Shopping
$30M12 Mar 2020 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Information Technology
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
$110M03 Mar 2020 Midland, Texas, United States

Everledger

Asset Management
Digital Media
Finance
Insurance
$7M24 Sep 2019 London, England, United Kingdom

from scratch

Business Development
Digital Marketing
Marketing
$91M06 Aug 2019 Chiyoda

Rakuten Medical

Biotechnology
Medical
Therapeutics
$100M01 Aug 2019 California, United States

Altiostar Networks

Innovation Management
Mobile
Optical Communication
$114M08 May 2019 Massachusetts, United States
News
Taster grabs $37 million for its native online restaurants

– Taster has raised a $37m Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Octopus Venture, Battery Ventures, Latitude (LocalGlobe), HeartCore, Rakuten, GFC and Founders Future.
– The company operates dozens of restaurants that only exist on food delivery platforms.
– You can’t book a table — there is no table.
– Taster has been focusing on five street food-inspired concepts so far — Bian Dang (Taiwanese food), A Burgers (plant-based burgers), Mission Saigon (Vietnamese food), Out Fry (Korean food) and Stacksando (Japanese street food).
– After that, Taster has opened dozens of kitchens across 40 different cities and listed its kitchens on food delivery platforms such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

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