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Michaels makes an entrance at Georgia State
Cliff Michaels has wrapped up 13 years at Emory University to direct Georgia State University's Office of Technology Licensing and Commercialization.
UChicago helps shape $160m Pear fund
Pear's third seed fund stands at more than twice the size of its precursor, having secured the continued backing of University of Chicago.
Divakaran climbs the ladder at Duke University
Dinesh Divakaran has become director for digital innovations at Duke University's TTO, building on four years as associate director.
Jasper springs to life with $35m
Building on translational science from Stanford, Jasper has secured funding to progress its Amgen-licensed conditioning agent for patients awaiting stem cell transplants.
Daily deal net: December 6, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Roche polishes Black Diamond's $85m series C
The cancer drug developer emerged from stealth with $194m in funding, $85m of which was just closed in a round featuring returning investor Roche Venture Fund.
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.
Limelight shines in $75m round
Gene therapy developer Limelight Bio grew from research at University of Pennsylvania and has landed $75m in its first publicly-disclosed round.

Other News

Yeshiva graduates inject $10m into fund
Mac Ventures will receive support from Yeshiva University business school students, making early-stage investments in a number of tech-oriented sectors.
Streem nudges open Frontdoor
Rogue Venture Partners-backed Streem has been bought by Frontdoor, which has plans for its augmented reality-based remote home services technology.
Daily deal net: December 4, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Vanderbilt opens vault for $40m fund
Vanderbilt University joined fellow LPs including Consumer Technology Association in an oversubscribed close for the diversity-focused Harlem Partners Venture Fund I.
USF sketches out seed fund
USF and Florida Funders have tapped angel investment for a seed fund set to nurture research from Florida's public universities and the wider state ecosystem.
Daily deal net: November 26, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

Editor's Picks

Big deal: Ribon ties together $65m series B
Ribon Therapeutics has emerged out of stealth after three years of developing a lead asset targeting cancer based on research at MIT, UT Southwestern and Harvard Medical School.
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.
Big deal: Ambys arrives at $140m investment
Ambys Medicines has raised $60m in a series A round backed by Takeda and signed a strategic partnership agreement with the corporate worth $80m.
Big deal: QuantumScape fuels up on VW cash
VW will invest $100m in QuantumScape and form a joint venture with the Stanford spinout to develop batteries for long-range electric vehicles.
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