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UTokyo IPC sets up First Round
First Round's inaugural cohort includes a manga comic translation tool developer and a company working on synthetic options for creating salmon.
Apple screens iKinema for acquisition
Founded from University of Surrey's Space Centre, iKinema was bought by Apple in a move seemingly aligned with the corporate's foray into virtual and augmented reality.
WaveOptics glides to $39m
IP Group-backed WaveOptics has obtained $13m to bring its series C round to $39m as it looks to scale in its target markets and ramp up production capacity.
Woodford loses touch with Ultrahaptics
Woodford Investment Management has reportedly reaped $24.1m on its 20% stake in University of Bristol's Ultrahaptics.
SmartNews has the scoop on $28m series E
SmartNews, co-founded by University of Tokyo researcher Ken Suzuki, is valued at $1.1bn following a $28m series E round led by Japan Post Capital.
Daily deal net: July 8, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
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.

Other News

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.
RosieReality tints $2.2m seed
ETH Zurich spinout RosieReality has attracted $2.2m in seed capital led by Redalpine, with a contribution from existing backer Akatsuki.
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.

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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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