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U-M commits $20m to four spinouts
University of Michigan has committed an initial $2.75m in combined funding to MemryX, Ripple Science, GreenMark Biomedical, and Give and Take, and could invest as much as $20m altogether.
Kaust accelerator unveils third roster
Kaust is preparing for the third phase of its Taqadam startup accelerator, which is supported by a host of Saudi Arabian academic institutions and claims to have achieved a 35% female participation rate.
Australian universities secure public funding
Adelaide's ThincLab and University of New England's SRI AgTech incubators will receive $357,000 and $229,000 of government funding respectively.
Winningtemp calls Chalmers for $3.7m round
Chalmers Ventures has invested more funding in human resources app developer Winningtemp, which is preparing its employee wellbeing software for international expansion.
ETH Zurich ignites 27 spinouts in 2018
ETH Zurich spinouts lifted their total funding haul to $173.3m from $123.1m in 2017.
Qwick recruits UAVC for $1.3m round
UAVC has returned to back UA-founded hospitality staffing platform Qwick after investing an undisclosed sum in November 2018.
Ikove kindles $10m Ohio tech fund
Ikove Venture Partners has launched a $10m venture capital vehicle to help spawn spinouts based on projects at Ohio universities.
Parakey unlocks $1m
Chalmers Ventures has again supplied smart lock supplier Parakey with funding after investing alongside IoT and wireless tech firm Qamcom in 2016.

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Corporates experience Telexistence’s series A
Tokyo's experiential robot developer Telexistence has won funding from a investors including the university's Innovation Platform and a host of corporates.
Blue J Legal makes $7m call
Backed by investors including BDC Capital, Toronto-founded Blue J Legal hopes to adapt its legal forecasting technology to the US system.
Freefall lands UAVC funding
Arizona-founded Freefall Aerospace has been backed by UAVC in its efforts to commercialise antennas for 5G and satellite communications.
Streem straps on $6.8m
Streem, a home services AR software developer whose shareholders include Oregon State University-backed Rogue Venture Partners, is raising a second funding round.
24tidy cleans up with $30m series C
Xi'an Jiaotong University's foundation was among the investors in domestic services booking platform 24tidy as the company increased its total to at least $62.7m.
BurnAlong stretches $1.3m seed round
JHU-backed fitness platform operator BurnAlong obtained the cash from investors including Brown Advisory to take its total to $4.7m.

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Bertelsmann, University Ventures enroll at UniversityNow
Germany-based media company Bertelsmann and the university venturing fund it recently backed have joined venture firms Kapor Capital, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Greylock Partners backing the on-line university network.
The Big Deal: Buddy Media exit
Academic research into behavioual science informs new wave of service entrepreneurs.
Musselman joins Carnegie Speech
Paul Musselman, formerly of Intel Capital and IBM's corporate development team, takes the top role at the language learning start-up, which spun off from Carnegie Mellon University.
Coursera chalks up $16m
US-based internet university company Coursera nets the funds from venture firms, as it signs up top US universities like Princeton and Stanford offering courses for free.
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