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Stanford helps EdCast curate fresh funding
The AI-based contextual insight service has closed a $33.6m round that included Stanford University, taking its total funding to almost $56m.
WaveOptics makes a splash with $26m
IP Group has backed AR technology developer WaveOptics, building on the position taken by Touchstone Innovations, which it now owns, in 2015 and 2017.
Firefly finds $21.5m spark
Previously backed by Stanford-StartX Fund, Firefly installs digital advertising screens on taxis to provide drivers with greater income and collect urban data for municipal authorities.
Oxford excavates PalaeoPi
PalaeoPi, which began operations almost a year ago, is developing a photogrammetry-powered 3D scanner called MKIII TablePi for purposes including archaeology.
Ultrahaptics savours $44.8m sensation
IP Group and its Venture Fund II have pumped more cash into Bristol's haptics technology developer Ultrahaptics to take the spinout’s total to $84.3m.
Duel meets UBEF II for investment
SetSquared member Duel has added UBEF II to investors including London Co-Investment Fund as it looks to drive adoption of its advocacy marketing platform.
Covatic covets $1.1m investment
Oxford spinout Covatic has now raised $2.1m in funding for a software platform that enables media broadcasters to tailor mobile content and marketing to the habits of specific users.
Stanford-StartX finds comfort in Haystack TV
News streaming app developer Haystack TV raised $2m from investors including Stanford-StartX Fund and appliances manufacturer Vestel to prepare for an expansion into Europe.

Other News

Xcelerator embraces first cohort
The Tel Aviv University-backed accelerator, formed in partnership with the Israel Security Agency, has welcomed its first seven participants.
Neurable interfaces with Michigan in series A round
Michigan student-run Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund has returned to back Neurable's neurological activity-based VR and AR technology.
UC Berkeley SkyDeck checks in latest cohort
A total of 22 participants have each received $100,000 in funding as part of the UC Berkeley accelerator.
Volograms reaches for $710,000
Trinity College Dublin spinout Volograms has secured the University Bridge Fund as an investor for its VR and AR hologram creation engine.

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Macmillan’s wind of change
Humboldt spin out finds High-Tech Gruenderfonds
The venture capital firm backed by the German government and many Germany-based corporations invests in the technology of a media monitoring spin-off from Humboldt University.
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