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Fundraising

Wyss Institute launches $12m alliance
Harvard University’s Wyss Institute has partnered Northpond Labs to create a research and innovation alliance equipped with $12m in funding.
Start Codon decodes $20m fund
The University of Cambridge-aligned healthcare and life sciences accelerator has added Novartis as a strategic partner.
Wellington UniVentures debuts four spinouts
A timber framing system and anti-parasite product are among the technologies to have emerged from Victoria University of Wellington during the past fiscal year.
Boston Children’s catches $65m from Deerfield
Boston Children’s Hospital is the 18th university or research institute to receive academic bridge funding from Deerfield Management.
E14 Fund sparks bid for $80m successor
The MIT Media Lab-focused deep tech venture firm is back with its second fund having secured $24.6m of a targeted $80m from unnamed investors.
Oxford Angel follows up with $5m fund
The angel investment firm, which focuses on University of Oxford-linked businesses, has raised an undisclosed amount towards the $5m target for its second fund.
HBCUs gain $10.7m venture fund
HBCU Seed will invest in eligible startups from US historically black colleges and universities at a time of heightened tension over racial inequalities.
The Engine shifts into $230m second fund
MIT has put $35m into The Engine's second fund – up from its $25m commitment to the first fund – and has been joined by Harvard as a new LP.

Other News

Buffalo rounds up Innovation Seed Fund
University of Buffalo's Innovation Hub has joined forces with a state government initiative to invest $10m in early-stage technologies.
UVC Partners levels up with $178m fund
TUM-affiliated UVC Partners has raised a third fund from limited partners including Lanxess to invest in industrial technologies, business-to-business software and mobility.
TIAP absorbs state funding
The federal development board for Southern Ontario has injected $5m to accelerate the growth potential of TIAP's early-stage health sciences portfolio.
Pingue plugs into CDP’s tech transfer fund
Claudia Pingue, former Politecnico di Milano tech transfer manager, has taken on a leadership role at CDP's $177m spinout investment fund.
Will Ventures locks down $50m fund
University endowment-backed Will Ventures aims to unlock sports-related innovation across markets such as fitness, media and gaming.
M31 Capital closes $450m fund
University endowments have backed a dollar-denominated venture capital fund from M31 Capital, whose earlier investments include Grail.

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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