Consumer

Nanosive heats up Truffle Capital investment
Sun protection product developer Nanosive has been launched by Truffle Capital with a licence from Yale University.
Meatable mashes up $3.5m
Meatable has secured the backing of a range of VC investors to commercialise a cultured hamburger based on Cambridge and Stanford patents.
Licious catches $25m
UCLA co-led the online meat and fish merchant's series C round, which included Bertelsmann, Sistema Asia and Vertex Ventures.
MouSensor finds comfort in $3.3m seed round
CUNY-born digital olfaction technology developer MouSensor will receive funding and expertise from nanoelectronics institute Imec's investment fund.
OUI targets social enterprises
Oxford University Innovation expects to form 10 spinouts each year from an initiative for impact-led businesses.
BrewBike cools down with $800,000
Founded by a Northwestern student, cold-brew coffee vendor BrewBike has added the university's NUSeeds fund and angel investors to its seed consortium.
SMPL unwraps $100,000
Organic snack producer SMPL has been backed by Zell Founders Fund, a VC vehicle run by University of Michigan students.
Avid rates $6m series A
4490 Ventures, the VC firm co-founded by Warf in 2013, has joined Beringea for customer experience software provider Avid Ratings' series A round.

Other News

UniQuest hits 100 spinouts
University of Queensland revealed it has generated more than 100 spinouts since 1988, with probiotic drink manufacturer Perkii becoming number 100 in 2016.
BurnAlong clocks up $1.2m
Volumental tunes $1.4m round
KTH foot scanner technology spinout Volumental has secured cash from Forward VC, Walerud Ventures and Moor Capital after previously closing a seed round in 2014.
645 calls universities for $40m fund
Princeton and Spelman College are among the investors in 645 Ventures' $40m fund, targeting segments such as online marketplaces and digitally-native consumer brands.
Bellwether smells the $10m series A coffee
University of California-backed Congruent Ventures is among the investors in Bellwether Coffee, which is marketing an ethical coffee roasting system.
Mindwell snacks on $100,000

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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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