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Alsa secures $59m for biotech venture fund
Alsa Ventures is targeting a $150m final close for its inaugural biotherapeutics fund, which has already backed university-linked companies.
Snyk executes purchase of DeepCode
The ETH Zurich software security spinout had raised at least $5.2m before it was purchased by Snyk yesterday for an undisclosed sum.
Pureos Bioventures closes $170m fund
Pureos Bioventures has backed five spinouts so far from its inaugural biotech-focused fund, which has reached its final close.
Polyneuron binds in extra series A cash
HBM Healthcare chipped in additional funding to bring University of Basel spinout Polyneuron's series A round to $39.7m.
Daily deal net: September 22, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Daily deal net: September 21, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Roche fires up $448m Inflazome acquisition
Inflazome, which advances University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin research to develop treatments for inflammation, has been bought by Roche for $448m.
Kindred relates to LPs for $104m fund
University of Chicago is among the limited partners for Kindred Capital’s second fund, which will invest in early-stage European startups.

Other News

Shift gears up with $82.5m fund
The Dutch multi-university venture fund had targeted $70m for its latest fund but ended up attracting $82.5m from investors including Protix and Corbion.
Corporates floor Lava with $83m
Novo Ventures and Sanofi Ventures co-led a series C round for the cancer therapy developer, which builds on work at Amsterdam UMC.
Antelope DX finds series B sanctuary
Ghent University-founded rapid diagnostic test developer Antelope DX picked up Whitefund and existing investors to bring its funding total to $16.6m.
Queen Mary sparks social venture fund
Queen Mary University of London has formed a venture capital fund to invest in social enterprises formed by students and graduates from diverse communities.
Fiagon Medical enters Intersect ENT
University hospital Charité’s sinus surgery spinout Fiagon Medical has been acquired for more than $70m, with Cascara Ventures and Donghai Securities also scoring exits.
Daily deal net: September 15, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

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SETsquared: a global leader continues charging ahead
The world’s number one incubator has been making a big impact since 2002, having supported more than 4,000 entrepreneurs that have raised more than $2.2bn between them.
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.
Big deal: Oxford PV begins capturing series D
Goldwind, Legal & General and Equinor have all taken part in a series D that achieved a $41m first close and boosted the Oxford spinout’s total equity and debt to more than $118m.
Otsuka takes up Veryan’s acquisition offer
ICL vascular implant spinout Veryan Medical has been bought by medical device firm Otsuka after raising $56m from investors including IP Group.
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