Asia

Soffer surges on from Technion
Ben Soffer will stand down as managing director of Technion Technology Transfer after 13 years in charge.
Yissum fabricates $6m nanotech fund
HUJ’s tech transfer arm still hopes to raise a further $3m for the fund to close it at $9m and has already invested in three technologies.
Bellen sells investors on series C round
The nine-figure renminbi sum follows a series A round of undisclosed size two years ago that was backed by THG Ventures.
Japan eases equity path for universities
Universities in Japan will be given the right to take long-term equity in spinouts as the government looks to improve availability of funding for homegrown research.
Licious catches $25m
UCLA co-led the online meat and fish merchant's series C round, which included Bertelsmann, Sistema Asia and Vertex Ventures.
Tau Ventures takes two
The venture fund of Tel Aviv University has added 3D printing technology developer Castor and geolocation platform provider Hoopo to its portfolio.
NUS grips $18m fund
The NUS Graduate Research Innovation Program will invest a total of $18m over the next five years to support the creation of 250 spinouts.
Bugworks catches $9m series A
Antibiotics developer Bugworks Research has been backed by Utec in its bid to commercialise a treatment for hospital superbugs.

Other News

Everbright Photonics shines a light on $22m series B
Chinese Academy of Sciences has taken part in a series B round for Suzhou Everbright Photonics, which manufactures high power lasers.
LeoLabs picks up $13m in series A
Weru Investment co-led the space debris-tracking technology startup's latest round with Airbus Ventures.
Wellspring partners Unitt
Rapyuta engineers $9.5m investment
ETH Zurich spinout Rapyuta Robotics has signed up investors including Sony Innovation Fund for a $9.5m cash injection, two years after raising $10m from SBI Investments.
Flame University ignites entrepreneurship scheme
Flame Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched with plans for a five-month accelerator that will support between 10 and 15 startups.

Editor's Picks

How science can bring about a eureka moment for Indian…
The Indian innovation ecosystem is slowly catching up with that of the US, but more needs to be done, argue Tarun Khanna and K Vijay Raghavan.
Big deal: Stanford leads global innovation pack
Reuters has ranked the top 100 universities across the world, putting Stanford University at the top and naming KU Leuven as the most innovative institution in Europe.
Big deal: RCIF and TUS anchor $100m fund
China's $6.5bn fund just tip of the iceberg
Following the news of China's startup-focused $6.5bn fund launch, Global Government Venturing editor James Mawson looks back at the country's efforts to bolster venture capital.
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