Significant Capital Ventures was officially launched this week to invest in seed-stage spinouts emerging out of five Australian universities.
Kate Rowley, formerly a director of IP Group with a focus on the healthcare sector, has joined investment firm BioScience Managers.
UniServices has committed $2m to a targeted $20m series B round through the Inventors Fund, with investors also including Daimler Financial Services.
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.
Stanford-StartX Fund has invested in childhood development app creator Kinedu, which counts childcare provider Advenio among its early backers.
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.