Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Carnegie Mellon University's language teaching app Duolingo has received series F funding from existing backer CapitalG and is now valued at $1.5bn.
Temasek could reportedly invest in CureFit at a valuation of $800m, three years after UC-RNT Fund supplied $25m to the wellness services provider.
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 is reportedly eyeing a $2.1bn private placement that could offer an exit to Woodford Investment Management.
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, 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.
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.