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Series E And Later

Duolingo converses with CapitalG for $30m
Carnegie Mellon University's language teaching app Duolingo has received series F funding from existing backer CapitalG and is now valued at $1.5bn.
CureFit starts training for $100m round
Temasek could reportedly invest in CureFit at a valuation of $800m, three years after UC-RNT Fund supplied $25m to the wellness services provider.
Databricks builds $400m series F
Andreessen Horowitz has led a $400m round for the data preparation software provider based on UC Berkeley research, more than doubling its valuation to $6.2bn in eight months.
Oxford Nanopore to embrace $2.1bn round
Oxford Nanopore is reportedly eyeing a $2.1bn private placement that could offer an exit to Woodford Investment Management.
Trifacta wrangles $100m
Trifacta, co-founded by Stanford and UC Berkeley researchers, has attracted nearly a dozen investors for a round that brought its total funding to $224m.
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.
Agrivida aggregates $8m
Based on discoveries from MIT scientists, Agrivida has now raised more than $67m in total and will soon launch its flagship plant-based enzyme product.
FlixMobility books $561m series F
FlixMobility has raised a reported $561m in series F funding, adding to earlier capital provided by investors including TUM-linked UVC Partners and carmaker Daimler.

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GetYourGuide goes to $484m series E
ETH Zurich spinout GetYourGuide secured $484m in a round led by SoftBank Vision Fund that took its total funding past $650m.
Coursera signs up for $103m series E module
Seek Group led a series E round that valued Coursera at more than $1bn, boosting the Stanford-founded online education provider’s total funding to more than $313m.
Corporates affirm Affectiva interest with $26m
Aptiv and CAC Holdings joined corporate venturing units Trend Forward Capital and Motley Fool Ventures in a $26m round that almost doubled the MIT spinout's funding.
Sila Nano recharges with $170m
Battery materials developer Sila Nanotechnologies, co-founded by Georgia Tech professor Gleb Yushin, is preparing for commercialisation, after Daimler led a series E round.
Nuvaira shares $79m series E news
Nuvaira, based on research by a then-professor at Washington University School of Medicine, has closed a $79m funding round led by US Venture Partners.
Sophia Genetics generates $77m
The genomic testing platform developer has now raised some $140m, eight years after being co-founded in EPFL's Innovation Park by researchers from EMBL, Stanford and Geneva University.

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Stanford revs up SmartDrive
Stanford University is joined by Oak Investment Partners and New Enterprise Associates backing the driving intelligence company.
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