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Series E And Later

Daily deal net: April 30, 2021
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Evidation Health leverages corporates to raise $153m
Evidation, co-founded by Stanford University and GE Ventures, has picked up series E funding at a $1bn valuation.
Enevate recharges with $81m
The vehicle charging technology developer, spun out of UC Irvine, has now raised $191m in total.
Databricks constructs $1bn series G
Advancing technology originating at UC Berkeley, Databricks has increased its valuation more than fourfold to $28bn and will use the funding to further scale its business.
Sila Nano slides in $590m
Georgia Tech-linked battery technology producer Sila Nanotechnologies has more than tripled its valuation to $3.3bn in the series F round.
Graphcore grafts on $222m
The intelligent chipmaker, which traces its roots back to University of Bristol, has secured series E funding at a $2.77bn valuation.
Monzo magnifies series G to $167m
The challenger bank’s Vanderbilt University-backed series G has been boosted by new funding at the same $1.57bn valuation.
Duolingo rings up $35m
CMU-founded language learning platform developer Duolingo has now raised $183m altogether and has increased its valuation 60% to $2.4bn.

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Menlo Security locks down $100m
The anti-malware software provider's series E round has valued the UC Berkeley spinout at $800m.
AISpeech assembles pre-IPO funding
Midea participated in a round for the speech processing technology provider, whose backers also include Tsinghua University's TusPark Ventures.
Kymeta climbs to $85m
Bill Gates has returned to lead an $85m round for satellite internet provider Kymeta, which has now raised more than $280m since it was set up to advance Duke University research.
Impossible Foods digs into $200m series G
The plant-based food producer boosted its valuation to $4bn and has now raised $1.5bn since being founded by Stanford faculty in 2011.
Investors let SiFive count the funding ways
UC Berkeley’s SiFive has raised $61m in series E funding from a consortium featuring OUP, SK Hynix, Western Digital, Qualcomm and Intel.
Coursera enrols in $130m series F round
Seek Group returned for a series F round that boosted the Stanford faculty-founded adult education provider's valuation to $2.5bn.

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Stanford revs up SmartDrive
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