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Vanderbilt opens vault for $40m fund
Vanderbilt University joined fellow LPs including Consumer Technology Association in an oversubscribed close for the diversity-focused Harlem Partners Venture Fund I.
CureFit starts training for $100m round
Temasek could reportedly invest in CureFit at a valuation of $800m, three years after UC-RNT Fund supplied $25m to the wellness services provider.
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.
V2Food tucks into $23.8m series A
V2Food has secured series A funding on the back of its strategic partnership with burger retail chain Hungry Jack's.
Daily deal net: November 7, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Eight Sleep relaxes with $40m series C
Stanford-StartX Fund-backed smart mattress manufacturer Eight Sleep has increased its total funding to almost $65m following a $40m series C round led by Founders Fund.
Daily deal net: November 6, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: October 24, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

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US endowments back $352m China-focused fund
Duke, Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon have put up funding for a China-facing consumer tech fund launched by two former managing partners of Qiming Venture Partners.
Future Meat looks ahead with $14m
Hebrew University of Jerusalem's cellular meat startup will use the series A funding to launch its pilot manufacturing plant.
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.

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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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