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Uniseed plants $485,000 in Wildlife Drones
ANU wildlife monitoring spinout Wildlife Drones previously turned to a Csiro-run accelerator to help get its drone-powered animal tracking system off the ground.
Uniseed sends Cardihab $1.4m
Uniseed has returned to back Csiro digital health spinout Cardihab after an earlier round which also raised $1.4m in 2017.
Perkii quenches $2.2m thirst
Uniseed has upped its investment in probiotic drink maker Perkii after leading the Queensland spinout’s first $3m round in 2016.
Pure Battery stores $1.3m
Queensland spinout Pure Battery Technologies will use the cash to design and build production plants for its acid-leaching-based battery material manufacturing process.
Inflazome gets series B funding influx
Inflammatory disease drug developer Inflazome, based on research at University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin, has added $45.6m in series B capital to its coffers.
Emesent maps out $2.5m in funding
Emesent spun out from Csiro earlier this year to market an underground drone that could help mining firms build an improved picture of their operations.
Dotterel Technologies rings up $670,000
University of Auckland’s commercialisation arm is among the latest backers for drone technology developer Dotterel, which raised approximately $500,000 last year.
Monashees mobilises Minnesota for $150m fund
University of Minnesota is part of a list of limited partners that provided $150m for Brazil-based venture firm Monashees to close its eighth fund.

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Significant Capital to stand out with $36m
Significant Capital Ventures was officially launched this week to invest in seed-stage spinouts emerging out of five Australian universities.
Rowley resurfaces at BioScience Managers
Kate Rowley, formerly a director of IP Group with a focus on the healthcare sector, has joined investment firm BioScience Managers.
Soul Machines to embody $20m series B
UniServices has committed $2m to a targeted $20m series B round through the Inventors Fund, with investors also including Daimler Financial Services.
RapidAim hits funding target
The Csiro Innovation Fund has invested $890,000 in RapidAim, co-founded by three Csiro researchers, to support a trial of a fruit fly monitoring system.
StartX nurtures Kinedu in series A round
Stanford-StartX Fund has invested in childhood development app creator Kinedu, which counts childcare provider Advenio among its early backers.
Gilmour Space thrusts $13.7m into orbit
Satellite launching rocket producer Gilmour Space Technologies has been backed by Main Sequence Ventures, managers of Csiro Innovation Fund, taking its total to $17.4m.

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