CMU-founded language learning platform developer Duolingo has now raised $183m altogether and has increased its valuation 60% to $2.4bn.
The property developer has backed Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences spinout Juventas to help advance its clinical-stage oncology cell therapy candidates.
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
MPM Capital and Qiming Venture Partners USA have co-led a series A round for Umoja Biopharma, based on research at Purdue University and Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
EPFL’s chip-link technology provider has added more than $36m to a Swisscom-backed round that now totals $92.3m, taking its total funding to almost $133m.
Berkeley Catalyst Fund-backed gene therapy developer 4D Molecular Therapeutics withdrew its last attempt in July.
Polytechnic University of Valencia spinout VLC Photonics has been bought by Hitachi for an undisclosed sum nine years after it was founded.
Nereid Therapeutics will advance research by Clifford Brangwynne of Princeton University following its launch with a $50m series A round from Apple Tree Partners.