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Strathclyde books in Listings Ledger
Listings Ledger has spun out from the university to commercialise a real-time valuation ticker for privately-owned companies.
Jandhyala bids CoMotion farewell
Vikram Jandhyala is standing down as executive director of University of Washington’s CoMotion but will remain with the university in other capacities.
Liverpool universities grasp Sciontec
University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool City Council will launch the Sciontec Liverpool fund to drive works for the city’s $2.6bn Knowledge Quarter Liverpool project.
Maryland mulls $16m Tedco program
State lawmakers are considering plans to fund supports for Maryland’s cybersecurity and life sciences sectors administered by local economic development agency Tedco.
Chylla becomes Autm chairman
Richard Chylla, executive director of MSU Technologies, has taken over as chairman of Autm's board of directors, succeeding Alison Campbell.
Minnesota fuels incubator
University of Minnesota's Discovery Launchpad incubator is currently supporting eight projects based on university research with resources including office space and mentoring.
Van Nevel vaults over to Qbic
Cédric Van Nevel has departed Bekaert to become an investment manager at Qbic, a venture fund manager focused on spinouts of Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp universities and of Vito.
Karolinska Development portfolio value gains one third
The gains came against a backdrop of falling net profits and cash reserves that will test Karolinska Development as it looks ahead to convertible debt obligations.

Other News

Morgan Creek mines $40m fund
An undisclosed endowment has signed up to a $40m cryptocurrency-focused fund managed by Morgan Creek Digital Assets that will make seed-stage and token-based investments.
Insignals flexes its muscles
Spun out of Inesc Tec under a strategic agreement with Frontier IP, Insignals hopes to commercialise a surgical guidance device for brain implants to treat conditions including Parkinson's.
MIT helps SendFriend to $1.7m
Founded out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SendFriend has built a blockchain-powered online payment transfer platform that uses technology provided by fintech developer Ripple.
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.
Ten businesses board Manchester-backed accelerator in Dubai
UAEpreneurs will operate with support from University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre in Dubai, providing 10 mainly digital-focused startups the opportunity to raise $50,000 to $250,000 in capital.
Uniseed rides with Forcite
The multi-university venture fund led a $566,000 round for smart helmet developer Forcite, which has now collected $2m in total.

Editor's Picks

It’s not about the money
Lessons from the GUV Summit in Houston, Texas, this month
Big deal: Orchard harvests $200m IPO
Orchard Therapeutics has listed in the US following a $200m initial public offering that came just three years after the gene therapy developer was spun out of UCL.
UCL Technology Fund: an unparalleled approach to commercialisation
Editor Thierry Heles sits down with David Grimm (pictured), manager of the UCL Technology Fund, to find out what makes the fund unique among its UK and international peers.
Editorial: For the good of investors
As MedWhat scores an initial win in its courtroom battle with Stanford, Paige.ai finds itself in the middle of allegations that its licensing deal with Sloan Kettering was improper.
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