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Ginkgo brews up $350m Ferment Consortium
The fund will provide capital for MIT-founded Gingko's own spinouts and has attracted LPs including Viking Global Investors, General Atlantic and Cascade Investment.
UTokyo IPC sets up First Round
First Round's inaugural cohort includes a manga comic translation tool developer and a company working on synthetic options for creating salmon.
Daily deal net: October 3, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
StretchSense reaches out for new ownership
Wearable sensor maker StretchSense, a University of Auckland spinout, has been purchased out of administration by an unnamed buyer.
Daily deal net: September 12, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 11, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Ori aligns $20m
MIT-founded robotic interior design developer Ori found support from Sidewalk Labs and Ingka Group as it looks to deliver full robotic interiors in partnership with architects and property developers.
Cogito coaxes $20m out of investors
Sales team-focused voice analytics software developer Cogito, an MIT spinout, attracted investors including Salesforce, New York Life and Goldman Sachs to bring its overall total to $100m.

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Daily deal net: September 10, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: August 30, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Starship takes flight with $40m
Kyushu University's Qu Ventures has supported a series A round for robot-equipped consumer goods delivery service Starship Technologies.
Minnesota annual spinout total hits record high
The university spun out 19 businesses over the course of 2018-19, including orthodontic device producer Invisia and dietary insights software developer Eaterpad.
Daily deal net July 29, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
TikTok swings by to collect Jukedeck
University of Cambridge's automated music production app developer Jukedeck has been picked up by internet technology firm Bytedance's TikTok.

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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.
Revolymer sticks to AIM in IPO
Revolymer, which makes chewing gum that is easier to remove from streets and pavements, was backed by the Setsquared Partnership, a joint venture capital initiative between Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.
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