RapidAim hits funding target

The Csiro Innovation Fund has invested $890,000 in RapidAim, co-founded by three Csiro researchers, to support a trial of a fruit fly monitoring system.

Washington credits fintech incubator

University of Washington’s CoMotion has formed a fintech incubator with nonprofit credit union Becu called the Becu Fintech Incubator.

NovoEd passes acquisition test

Occupational learning tool developer NovoEd, based on research at Stanford, has been bought by Devonshire Investors after raising $4.8m of series A capital in 2014.

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Oh My Green tosses together $20m
Stanford-Start X Fund has put its weight behind Oh My Green's seed round, which also attracted a host of venture capital firms.
Amgen inserts $66m into Oxford Nanopore
Oxford Nanopore has secured $66m from Amgen, after the latter’s subsidiary Decode Genetics used the spinout’s technology to sequence hundreds of human genomes.
Berkeley Lights attracts Nikon for $95m round
The cell biology technology developer, based on UC Berkeley research, took its total funding to almost $220m in a Nikon-led round that included fellow strategic backer Varian.
Palette adds colour with Nestlé partnership
Karolinska Institute spinout Palette Life Sciences will add three medical products based on Nestlé’s intellectual property to its existing program targeting pain suffered during gynaecological procedures.
Locate Bio pinpoints $660,000 round
Mercia Technologies has returned to back Locate Bio's pursuit of orthopaedic therapies based on research at University of Nottingham.
Kahoot loots funding at $300m valuation
Datum Invest has led a $15.3m round for educational game platform Kahoot, which is the result of research at Norwegian University of Technology and Science.
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