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Daily deal net: October 14, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Mogrify develops $16m series A
Ahren Innovation Capital has led a $16m initial series A tranche for Mogrify, co-founded by researchers from Bristol, Monash and Duke universities.
Daily deal net: October 11, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Ginkgo brews up $350m Ferment Consortium
The fund will provide capital for MIT-founded Gingko's own spinouts and has attracted LPs including Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic and Cascade Investment.
UTokyo IPC sets up First Round
First Round's inaugural cohort includes a manga comic translation tool developer and a company working on synthetic options for creating salmon.
IM Therapeutics seizes $10m series A
University of Colorado-founded IM Therapeutics has received $10m from investors including the university's Healthcare Innovation Fund to advance a treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Lilium looks to Tencent for $500m round
Existing investor Tencent is in talks as part of a round TUM's flying car developer reportedly aims to close at between $400m and $500m.
Neighborly leaves the municipal precinct
Stanford-backed micro public finance platform Neighborly has paused the payroll in a concerted attempt to restructure the business and avert insolvency.

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Daily deal net: October 10, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Fazua stays unfazed to collect $16.5m
UVC Partners returned to back Fazua together with the electric bike drive system maker's other existing investors and an EIB-run venture debt provider.
Stanford fails in bid for restraining order
Stanford University general counsel Debra Zumwalt reportedly hoped to prevent further legal filings against her and other Stanford trustees.
WVU presides over Vantage Ventures
The Vantage Ventures incubator will aim to realise West Virginia University's goal of making West Virginia a startup powerhouse.
Biontech binds itself to public markets
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz's cancer therapy developer raised $150m despite reducing the number of shares in the IPO and floating beneath its range.
Aprea closes $97.8m IPO
The underwriters for Karolinska Institute spinout Aprea Therapeutics have taken up the over-allotment option in full to boost proceeds to nearly $97.8m.

Editor's Picks

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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