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.
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.
NovaUCD meets corporates for 5G accelerator
NovaUCD, Vodafone Ireland and Ericsson will start an Ireland-wide accelerator for emerging 5G-related technologies.

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Qwick finds hospitality in seed round
Hospitality shift work platform Qwick’s seed investors include UAVenture Capital Fund, an independent vehicle set up to cultivate University of Arizona’s ecosystem.
Animal Dynamics squares $7.7m series A
OSI is among the investors in drone developer Animal Dynamics’ latest round, which will help it develop products based on aerodynamics from the animal kingdom.
USC’s Marshall Fund books Engage
USC Marshall Venture Fund supplied an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding for talent booking platform Engage, which was founded by two USC students.
Gold IP patents $3.6m series B
Osaka University and Kyoto Institute of Polymer Science have both put money behind automated patent investigation platform Gold IP, taking its funding to $4.6m altogether.
Monashees mobilises Minnesota for $150m fund
University of Minnesota is part of a list of limited partners that provided $150m for Brazil-based venture firm Monashees to close its eighth fund.
Oh My Green tosses together $20m
Stanford-Start X Fund has put its weight behind Oh My Green's seed round, which also attracted a host of venture capital firms.

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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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