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Daily deal net: June 8, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Tata Digital works out $75m for CureFit
Tata Digital has hired CureFit’s chief executive as part of a $75m investment for the UC-RNT Fund-backed health and fitness app developer.
Daily deal net: May 28, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Snap snatches WaveOptics in $500m deal
IP Group is exiting the diffractive waveguide producer in a cash-and-share purchase by Snap.
Oatly floats on Nasdaq
The Lund research-based oat milk brand has floated in a $1.43bn IPO on the Nasdaq Global Select Market after pricing shares at $17.
Formlabs fashions $150m series E
SoftBank has led the series E round, doubling MIT Media Labs spinout Formlabs’ valuation to $2bn in the process.
Zoe dishes up $20m series B
Ahren Innovation Capital has helped bring Zoe’s overall financing to $53m by leading a series B round for the personalised nutrition service.
Daily deal net: April 30, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

Other News

Main Sequence burns bright with $194m
CSIRO-founded Main Sequence Ventures has pocketed $194m for its second fund, which has added decarbonisation to the firm’s list of targeted technologies.
LiquiGlide makes investors smile
Based on research at MIT, LiquiGlide has brought its overall funding to $50m following a $13.5m round.
Oatly to milk public markets for capital
The oat milk brand, which has filed for a $100m offering in the US, traces its origins back to Lund University in the 1990s.
MaC makes $103m fund a reality
MaC Venture Capital has raised its inaugural seed fund thanks to limited partners including University of Michigan and Howard University.
Mori harvests $16m
Originally known as Cambridge Crops, the MIT and Tufts-linked company has added $16m to its coffers.
Big Idea expands GFRP concept
Nine institutions have joined Generation Food Rural Partners, joining inaugural collaborator NC State announced earlier this year.

Editor's Picks

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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