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Spiber threads in $312m
Keio’s synthetic silk producer increased its valuation to over $1.2bn in a round led by Carlyle Japan Partners.
Daily deal net: September 6, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 2, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 1, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: August 27, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: August 25, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
V2Food has series B seconds
Main Sequence Ventures has contributed to a $53.3m series B-plus for V2Food, having already backed the initial $55m series B round last October.
Planted grows with $21m
New and returning investors have chipped into the ETH Zurich plant-based meat spinout’s pre-series B round, five months after it completed a series A.

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Daily deal net: July 30, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Nature’s Fynd feeds on $350m series C
Several corporates helped the Montana State University-backed microbial protein developer take its total funding above $500m.
Artpark designs $100m fund
The non-profit was founded last year to work with universities and research labs commercialising technologies around social impact.
Meati cooks up series B storm
Congruent Ventures has returned for a $50m series B round that will allow Meati to complete a commercial production plant in time for a market launch next year.
IBioIC looks to drive spinout generation
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre will invest in research projects at Scottish universities to support the creation of more spinouts.
Motif makes $226m series B move
Motif FoodWorks, which traces its roots to MIT, has pocketed $226m in a round backed by returning investor Louis Dreyfus a month after Motif’s parent agreed to a reverse merger.

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Feeding the world: the story of Cellular Agriculture
Cellular Agriculture was spun out of University of Bath in 2016 as the UK’s first startup in the cultured meat space, but its ambitions go far beyond a lab-grown burger.
Tsinghua’s smart money
Samsung adds $100m start-up fund
The company has committed $100m to the Catalyst Fund for early-stage start-ups, which may be available to university startups.
Coursera wins university investment
Caltech and Pennsylvania back on-line teaching company Coursera, which just won the praise of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
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