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Hitachi spotlights VLC Photonics purchase
Polytechnic University of Valencia spinout VLC Photonics has been bought by Hitachi for an undisclosed sum nine years after it was founded.
Daily deal net: November 18, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Menlo Security locks down $100m
The anti-malware software provider's series E round has valued the UC Berkeley spinout at $800m.
Daily deal net: November 12, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
UW-Madison vouches for Varsity Venture Studio
The software-focused incubator will invest pre-seed funding to form new businesses from UW-Madison concepts, and will unveil its first startup in spring 2021.
IQM atomises $46m
Based on Aalto University and VTT research, IQM Quantum Computers has lured investors including Tencent to bring its equity and grant funding total to $83.9m.
Daily deal net: November 10, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Graphcore to graft new round
University of Bristol-linked Graphcore is reportedly seeking $200m at a $2bn-plus valuation, in a deal that would bring its total to $660m.

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Daily deal net: November 9, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Onfleet onboards $14m series A
Stanford-StartX Fund-backed Onfleet has now raised $20m to date after securing series A funding to grow its last-mile delivery business.
Mind Foundry sparks $13.6m
OSI joined investors including Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance to bring the University of Oxford enterprise machine learning spinout's overall funding to $24.4m.
Ayar Labs caps $35m series B
Castor Ventures Fund took part in a round that will be used to strengthen Ayar's optical interconnector technology, which is based on MIT research.
ColdQuanta unpacks $32m series A
CU Boulder-founded quantum technology developer ColdQuanta has attracted series A funding to follow a $16.8m seed round closed two years ago.
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.

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