CMU-founded language learning platform developer Duolingo has now raised $183m altogether and has increased its valuation 60% to $2.4bn.
Prof Leah Cowen will be University of Toronto’s first associate vice-president for research, building on expertise that includes being a co-founder of spinout Bright Angel Therapeutics.
The Engine has appointed Lara Metcalf as CFO and COO, a month after raising a $230m second fund backed by MIT and Harvard.
Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has partnered Northpond Labs to create a research and innovation alliance equipped with $12m in funding.
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.
Zachary Ellis was the director of new ventures at Ohio State University for over three years but has left to join the institution’s long-time partner Rev1 Ventures.