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Series E And Later

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.
DNAnexus ties up $100m
Existing backer GV returned to take part in a $100m round for the Stanford spinout that also attracted new investor Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
Gingko traces Illumina for $70m round
Illumina, General Atlantic and Viking Global have supplied $70m for Ginkgo Bioworks, an MIT spinout that has now raised more than $789m altogether.
Lime jumps on $170m deal
Uber has led a $170m investment in StanfordStartX Fund-backed Lime that closed alongside Lime’s acquisition of Uber’s micromobility subsidiary Jump.

Other News

Duolingo translates pitch to collect $10m
General Atlantic has supplied equity and secured shares through a secondary transaction, and will aid the CMU-founded language app developer's international growth objectives.
Onfido obtains $100m
M12 and Salesforce Ventures have returned for a $100m round for the identity verification technology provider, which is also backed by University of Oxford.
AISpeech articulates $58m series E
CTC Capital has led an $58m series E round for AISpeech, a natural language processing technology developer already backed by TusPark Ventures.
Collibra collects $112m
CapitalG returned for a late-stage round that pushed VUB spinout Collibra’s total funding beyond $345m and boosted its valuation to $2.3bn.
Daily deal net: December 18, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
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.

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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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