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Daily deal net: June 17, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Corporates align with Purigen in series B round
Roche participated in the Agilent Technologies-led round, which will fund the launch of Stanford spinout Purigen's isotachophoresis-based DNA and RNA sample preparation platform.
Edge Case secures $7m
CMU's Edge Case Research has raised capital from Ansys, Lockheed Martin and Liberty Mutual to use AI for solving complex safety issues in autonomous technologies.
Exscientia extracts GT Apeiron partnership
Dundee-founded drug discovery company Exscientia has entered into a collaboration agreement with GT Apeiron, whose parent GT Healthcare invested in the spinout’s series B round.
Audio Analytic passes $12m audition
Cambridge Innovation Capital backed sound recognition technology developer Audio Analytic's $12m series B round, having previously also supported a $5.5m series A in 2017.
Sense Photonics grasps $26m series A
Lidar technology developer Sense Photonics has emerged from stealth with $26m in series A funding from investors co-led by the UC-backed Congruent Ventures.
Artizan masters series A
Artizan, a Yale University spinout focused on intestinal microbiota targets potentially responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, has been backed by investors including Brii Biosciences, bringing its total funding to $12m.
Swiftly swipes $10m series A
Stanford-StartX Fund joined others including Total Energy Ventures, Samsung Next and RATP Dev to back public transit management software publisher Swiftly.

Other News

Woodford abandons IP Group and Allied Minds
Woodford Investment Management has reportedly disposed of its stakes in IP Group and Allied Minds, as its scramble to meet regulatory thresholds and redemption demands from investors in its Equity Income fund gathers pace.
Daily deal net: June 7, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
SiFive siphons $65.4m series D
UC Berkeley's custom semiconductor spinout has now raised $125m, after Qualcomm Ventures joined existing investors such as Osage University Partners for a $65.4m series D round.
Daily deal net: June 6, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Strand lines up $6m
Strand Therapeutics has raised seed funding to develop an mRNA engineering platform based on MIT research as it looks to assemble a pipeline of oncological drug candidates.
OncoMyx hits $25m
OncoMyx Therapeutics was co-founded by ASU's Grant McFadden and will use the series A funding to advance the development of its lead asset aimed at several indications of cancer.

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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