Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

Japan-based intellectual property (IP) evaluation platform AI Samurai has collected ¥470m ($4.4m) in a series B-plus round backed by Osaka University Venture Capital (OUVC), the institution’s investment arm. Regional bank Nanto Bank also supplied funding, as did IP services providers NGB Corporation and Hatsumei-Tsushin. Yokohama Capital, SMBC Venture Capital and Kiraboshi Capital – respective corporate…

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