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Daily deal net: January 24, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Arista arranges Big Switch acquisition
Big Switch Networks, based on Stanford research, had raised more than $120m from investors including Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital and Accton.
Anzu calls investors for $190m fund
MIT and Harvard spinouts will be a focal point for investment from the secnd industrial tech-oriented vehicle launched by Anzu Partners.
Notre Dame registers 32 startups in 2019
University of Notre Dame's Idea Center formed two spinouts in 2019 to market topical ulcer treatments and bespoke gifts for university benefactors.
Revolution Medicines to rule with $100m IPO
Revolution Medicines, based on research from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University and UC Berkeley, has filed for a $100m initial public offering.
Goldberg granted Case Western institute role
CWRU's Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship has appointed Michael Goldberg as its inaugural executive director.
Skylo escapes stealth with $116m
SoftBank has led a $103m series B round for the IoT network and hub developer, a spinout of Stanford, that made up one of two rounds it has raised.
Soft Robotics handles $23m series B
Harvard-founded industrial robot supplier Soft Robotics welcomed corporates Yamaha, Honeywell, Fanuc and Tekfen for its series B round.

Other News

Daily deal net: January 20, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Conn hands over at OSI
OSI's chief executive Charles Conn stepped down from the fund last November after only eight months, leaving CFO Jim Wilkinson in the post on an interim basis.
Daily deal net: January 17, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
ActionIQ packs $32m into series C
March Capital has led a round that boosted the overall funding for the Stanford-backed enterprise data management platform to $75m.
AI2 raises $10m fund
AI2's new pre-seed fund will help create 12 new spinouts in fields such as deep learning, computer vision and natural language processing.
Bioskryb amplifies fresh funding
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has invested in genomic sequencing amplification business Bioskryb, co-founded by Stanford faculty member Charles Gawad.

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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