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

Routrek Networks, the Japan-based creator of a robotic irrigation and fertilisation system backed by University of Tokyo Edge Capital¬† (Utec), received ¬•260m ($2.4m) on Friday from IT services firm Optim, leasing services provider JA Mitsui Leasing and public-private partnership A-Five. The company has now raised about $6.5m altogether, including $4m from Globis Capital Partners, the…

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