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Daily deal net: September 25, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Miami nabs Knoedler for innovation role
Alicia Knoedler will lead Miami University's Office of Research and Innovation on the back of 20 years working in research development.
NUVP builds Bridge to Success
WGU’s New U Venture Partners has a new accelerator intended to bridge the gap for seed-stage investees preparing to seek series A capital.
Jamespot to combine with Open Agora
Satt Erganeo-backed Open Agora offers software to run opinion surveys within enterprise software such as Slack.
Owl Insights swoops in to pick up $15m
UW mental health spinout Owl Insights secured funding to advance its product development and distribution.
Alsa secures $59m for biotech venture fund
Alsa Ventures is targeting a $150m final close for its inaugural biotherapeutics fund, which has already backed university-linked companies.
Immetas measures up to $11m
Morningside has thrown its weight behind the Harvard-linked company, which hopes to develop treatments for cancers and inflammatory diseases.
Snyk executes purchase of DeepCode
The ETH Zurich software security spinout had raised at least $5.2m before it was purchased by Snyk yesterday for an undisclosed sum.

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Siolta surges to $30m series B
UCSF spinout Siolta Therapeutics picked up SymBiosis and Kirin Holdings in a round set to fund efficacy trials of its potential asthma treatment.
Daily deal net: September 23, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Pureos Bioventures closes $170m fund
Pureos Bioventures has backed five spinouts so far from its inaugural biotech-focused fund, which has reached its final close.
Polyneuron binds in extra series A cash
HBM Healthcare chipped in additional funding to bring University of Basel spinout Polyneuron's series A round to $39.7m.
Beyond Limits lines up $133m series C
Group 42 and BP Ventures have co-led a series C round for Caltech and Nasa spinout Beyond Limits, with $113m already closed.
Virogin Biotech transmits $62m series C
Backed by Shanghai Fudan University previously, Virogin Biotech will invest the series C proceeds in its clinical drug programmes and securing industry partnerships.

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Big deal: Oxford PV begins capturing series D
Goldwind, Legal & General and Equinor have all taken part in a series D that achieved a $41m first close and boosted the Oxford spinout’s total equity and debt to more than $118m.
Big deal: Ribon ties together $65m series B
Ribon Therapeutics has emerged out of stealth after three years of developing a lead asset targeting cancer based on research at MIT, UT Southwestern and Harvard Medical School.
Otsuka takes up Veryan’s acquisition offer
ICL vascular implant spinout Veryan Medical has been bought by medical device firm Otsuka after raising $56m from investors including IP Group.
Big deal: Orchard harvests $200m IPO
Orchard Therapeutics has listed in the US following a $200m initial public offering that came just three years after the gene therapy developer was spun out of UCL.
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