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Fundraising

Emerge enrols new fund
Academic investors University of Cambridge, Jisc, Nesta and Grupo Tiradentes have all signed up to Emerge Education's edtech venture fund.
Congruent lines up $125m fund
Congruent Ventures is raising a second fund two years after a first $92m vehicle closed with an anchor investment from University of California.
Vermont sticks up $7m for venture fund
The university's endowment has backed Ecosystem Integrity Fund's fourth sustainability-oriented vehicle, slated to raise $200m at close.
Utrecht duo triages $6.1m seed fund
The vehicle will back early-stage life sciences proposals from Utrecht province with support from both UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.
Imperial sparks Innovation Fund
Imperial College London has opened a new funding stream for its early-stage research with the launch of its Parkwalk Advisors-managed Innovation Fund.
Flavin flaunts return to university venturing
Portal Innovations will target biomedical spinouts from across the Midwest under the direction of ex-UChicago innovation veteran John Flavin.
Woodford sounds out appetite for $655m fund
Neil Woodford could return to the stage with a bid for some of his old assets should ongoing talks with unnamed UK-based institutional investors and wealth managers succeed.
Waterloo accelerator eyes health tech
The university has put together a $1m fund for health-oriented participants in its Velocity accelerator competition.

Other News

South African universities unveil co-investment plans
UCT and Stellenbosch will provide matching funding to enhance the impact of the $9.9m University Technology Fund.
Kin Capital initialises Cambridge fund
Cambridge University Ventures SEIS Fund will back businesses from the Cambridge ecosystem, including those founded by students and recent graduates.
Dana-Farber joins MPM Capital for $100m cancer fund
MPM Oncology Innovations Fund will invest half of its corpus in Dana-Farber's oncology pipeline, backing 15 cancer-related startups altogether.
South Africa’s university tech fund eyes expansion
The University Technology Fund hopes to tap investment funds and development finance institutions to raise additional capital.
Parkwalk debuts Cambridge Enterprise Fund VII
Parkwalk's seventh co-investment vehicle with University of Cambridge will nurture early-stage spinouts from the institution.
FTQ confirms Theodorus investment
Fonds de solidarité FTQ has officially invested $5m in the fourth fund of ULB's Theodorus, with Théo Risopoulos named as the first team member of a new Quebec office.

Editor's Picks

When worlds collide – CVC interest in spinouts
Steady is the assessment that comes to mind, rather than remarkable, when probing the year-on-year direction of corporate venture capital investment in university spinouts.
Investment Unit of the Year: Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds
With hundreds of university venture funds, internal commercialisation vehicles and third-party firms the reality in today’s innovation ecosystem, selecting the nominees and the winner for Investment Unit of the Year is increasingly challenging.
Fundraising of the Year: Imec.xpand
One only has to look at the investors in the €117m ($135m) final close for Imec.xpand, the venture fund of nano-electronics research institute Imec, to see why it is worthy of GUV’s Fundraising of the Year award.
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