The venture capital community started 2017 with several star deals in January. Most exciting of all is Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek’s $800 million investment in Verily Life Sciences, a spin-off of Alphabet that focuses on life science research. Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike, after raising $100 million from Warburg Pincus and Hillhouse in September, scored another $210 million funding round led by Tencent Holdings.
Here is a quick summary of the ten biggest venture deals closed in January.
Investors mentioned in this post:
Temasek Holdings, Kelso & Company, Arch Capital Group, Tencent Holdings, Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Tao Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, BlackRock