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Alentis accesses $67m series B
Morningside Venture Investments has led a series B round for the fibrotic diseases-focused spinout that advances University of Strasbourg research.
CIC helps fold $28.5m into Origami
Cambridge Innovation Capital has doubled down on its commitment to Origami, having already taken part in all previous rounds.
Daily deal net: June 14, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Heartseed finds series C beat
Keio spinout Heartseed has added $37m to its coffers thanks to the university's Innovation Initiative and UTokyo Innovation Platform.
Celonis captures $1bn series D
TUM spinout Celonis has grown to Germany’s first decacorn, three years after becoming the university’s first unicorn.
Lilly helps inject $108m into Synthekine
The immuno-oncology therapy developer has amassed at least $190m of overall funding since emerging out of Stanford University.
C12 Quantum Electronics processes $10m
Based on research at Ecole Normale Supérieure and CNRS, C12 is commercialising quantum processors.
Aiforia visualises $15.4m series B
Helsinki spinout Aiforia has raised an initial $15.4m in series B funding, bringing it halfway to the round’s target.

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Nexxiot negotiates $25m investment
ETH Zurich spinout Nexxiot has added $25m to its coffers thanks to a round led by QVIDTVM.
Red Sea Farms harvests $10m
KAUST has returned for a $10m funding round for Red Sea Farms, having previously contributed to a $1.9m round two years ago.
Metacon makes Helbio its own
Metacon has acquired all outstanding shares in its existing portfolio company Helbio, which was spun out of University of Patras two decades ago.
Sharpen Technologies points towards $14m
Bridge Bank and Multiplier Capital have co-led a $14m funding round for Sharpen Technologies, whose shareholders already include the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund.
UnifyID bands together with Prove
StartX-backed UnifyID has agreed to an acquisition by Prove for an undisclosed amount.
Clarity Informatics clears path to acquisition
Agilio Software has bought Newcastle spinout Clarity Informatics, a healthtech developer founded in 2000.

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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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