Stanford spin-out Ayasdi receives $10.25m in series A financing for launch from Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE.
Germany-based media company Bertelsmann and the university venturing fund it recently backed have joined venture firms Kapor Capital, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Greylock Partners backing the on-line university network.
US-based internet university company Coursera nets the funds from venture firms, as it signs up top US universities like Princeton and Stanford offering courses for free.
Novartis's corporate venturing unit leads the round for the diagnostic imaging company which was set up by UCLA faculty in 2007.
The University of Toronto-spin-out which works on molecular diagnostics has landed $10m in a series A round partially funded by Qiagen, a testing technology company.