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Daily deal net: May 28, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
AbCellera accelerates with $105m
University of Minnesota has invested in UBC spinout AbCellera's series B round that also included Eli Lilly.
CFS fuses $84m with series A2
MIT's fusion energy spinout Commonwealth Fusion Systems secured the return of The Engine and Eni for a $84m series A2 round that followed a $115m series A last year.
ID Connect links up with Ilúm Health
UPMC's ID Connect has absorbed Merck & Co's Ilúm Health Solutions to boost its client base and services offering.
Daily deal net: May 27, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Inivata invokes $25m from NeoGenomics
CRUK and Cambridge precision cancer diagnostics spinout Inivata has secured $25m from NeoGenomics as part of a deal that includes an acquisition option.
Statespace locks in $15m
NYU-founded cognitive skills building software developer Statespace secured investors including Khosla Ventures to bring its overall funding to $19m.
Daily deal net: May 26, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

Other News

Truework verifies $30m
Truework, which provides software to run employment and income background checks, secured the return of Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures to bring its total to $45m.
Exscientia extrapolates $60m series C
Novo has led a $60m series C round for University of Dundee’s Exscientia that also attracted Evotec, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and GT Healthcare Capital.
Nautilus captures $76m
Stanford’s proteomic analysis spinout has lifted its funding haul beyond $100m with a round set to drive new hires and technology development.
Oxford Nanopore packs $98.1m
Oxford Nanopore has added $59.6m to its latest funding round to bring the round to $98.1m and its overall funding to nearly $692m.
Daily deal net: May 22, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Octant circles $30m series A
Led by UCLA’s Sri Kosuri, Octant is working on drugs for complex diseases and will use the series A funding to further develop its platform.

Editor's Picks

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.
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.
Big deal: Ribon ties together $65m series B
Ribon Therapeutics has emerged out of stealth after three years of developing a lead asset targeting cancer based on research at MIT, UT Southwestern and Harvard Medical School.
Big deal: Ambys arrives at $140m investment
Ambys Medicines has raised $60m in a series A round backed by Takeda and signed a strategic partnership agreement with the corporate worth $80m.
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