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Daily deal net: May 28, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
AbCellera accelerates with $105m
University of Minnesota has invested in UBC spinout AbCellera's series B round that also included Eli Lilly.
Pliant places IPO terms
Existing investor Novartis has committed to a $10m private placement alongside the IPO, in which the fibrosis therapy developer, based on UCSF research, is set to raise up to $96m.
Apple picks up Inductiv
Apple has bought Inductiv to integrate the latter's machine learning data cleanup expertise, based on Stanford, Wisconsin-Madison and Waterloo faculty innovations.
CFS fuses $84m with series A2
MIT's fusion energy spinout Commonwealth Fusion Systems secured the return of The Engine and Eni for a $84m series A2 round that followed a $115m series A last year.
U-M taps Deerfield for Great Lakes Discoveries
University of Michigan has become the latest academic institution to strike a $130m fund partnership with Deerfield Management.
ID Connect links up with Ilúm Health
UPMC's ID Connect has absorbed Merck & Co's Ilúm Health Solutions to boost its client base and services offering.
Daily deal net: May 27, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

News Continued

Inivata invokes $25m from NeoGenomics
CRUK and Cambridge precision cancer diagnostics spinout Inivata has secured $25m from NeoGenomics as part of a deal that includes an acquisition option.
Statespace locks in $15m
NYU-founded cognitive skills building software developer Statespace secured investors including Khosla Ventures to bring its overall funding to $19m.
UA’s FreeFall Aerospace completes merger
UAVC-backed antenna technology spinout FreeFall Aerospace has merged with one of its clients in order to focus its efforts on 5G communications.
Daily deal net: May 26, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Truework verifies $30m
Truework, which provides software to run employment and income background checks, secured the return of Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures to bring its total to $45m.
Exscientia extrapolates $60m series C
Novo has led a $60m series C round for University of Dundee’s Exscientia that also attracted Evotec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and GT Healthcare Capital.

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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.
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.
Big deal: Novo pens $800m Ziylo acquisition
Ziylo, a spinout from University of Bristol that is working on a diabetes treatment, has been acquired by Novo Nordisk for a total that could exceed $800m.
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