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IP Group signs Hynes
Aedhmar Hynes, former CEO of digital communications agency Text100, will join IP Group as an independent director on August 1.
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.
Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion to fuse operations for $30m
Bristol-founded haptics platform developer Ultrahaptics is set to absorb Leap Motion's patents and employees, succeeding in a transaction that Apple failed to complete twice.
Holodeck VR stations ProSiebenSat.1
Free-roam VR experience technology company Holodeck VR has been backed by ProSiebenSat.1 Media, raising the prospect of business development collaborations with the corporate's television networks.
SkyDeck exits through Polymorph Labs
Walmart has stepped up to acquire SkyDeck alumnus advertisement platform Polymorph Labs after the latter had raised $10.5m in funding.
EARDG Photonics looks into funding
UAVC has put capital into newly launched UA spinout EARDG Photonics, which integrates technology licensed from another spinout, TIPD, by the same co-founders.
Gen.G generates $46m round
Stanford University has participated in a $46m funding round for Gen.G together with venture capital firms and celebrity investors such as actor Will Smith.
Bahns nudges across to WaveOptics
Robert Bahns has stepped down as technology partner at IP Group to become chief financial officer at one of the firm’s portfolio businesses, WaveOptics.

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Graphine combines with Unity
Ghent University-founded texture streaming technology creator Graphine has been picked up by Unity Technologies, providing an exit to research institute Imec’s iStart accelerator.
Datagrid idolises $135,000
Datagrid has lured capital from University of Tokyo's VC spinout Deep 30 as it prepares for the imminent launch of a game based on its deep learning-powered technology.
Mojo Vision sets $58m series B scene
Stanford-StartX has contributed to a $58m series B for AR platform Mojo Vision, which also attracted Google, HP, Motorola Solutions, LG and Kakao.
Scottish universities sign up to Converge
Converge is now affiliated to all 18 Scottish universities, offering a prize fund of $305,000 through four competition-orientated programs. markets $2m seed round
Conversational marketing tool developer graduated from UC Berkeley’s SkyDeck in 2018 and has now secured a follow-on investment from the accelerator.
Corporates champion $113m NordicNinja VC
Honda, Panasonic and Omron are among the limited partners of NordicNinja VC’s inaugural fund, which has identified several university ecosystems in northern Europe as offering opportunities.

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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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