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Daily deal net: August 19, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Long Beach Accelerator gains seed fund
Sunstone Management has launched a fund dedicated to portfolio companies of Long Beach Accelerator, co-founded by California State University’s Long Beach campus.
Daily deal net: August 15, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Boatsetter sets sail with $27.8m series A
Stanford Daper Fund-backed Boatsetter has increased its series A to at least $27.8m with $10m from investors including WestCap Group and Valor Equity Partners.
Renovacor correlates $11m
Gene therapy developer Renovacor, a Temple University spinout, has secured series A funding from investors including Novartis Venture Fund.
GraphPad scribbles down SnapGene
SnapGene, a molecular biology documentation spinout of UChicago, has been acquired by scientific data analysis tool provider GraphPad Software.
IURTC begins new era as IU Ventures
Indiana University's IURTC has become IU Ventures with a purview dedicated to administering the Philanthropic Venture Fund, angel network and entrepreneurial support services.
Landos lands $60m
Osage University Partners is among the series B investors backing Virginia Tech-linked IBD therapy disease developer Landos Biopharma, which is preparing phase 2 trials.

Other News

Daily deal net: August 12, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Carisma dazzles with extended series A
The spinout has revealed it added approximately $6m to a series A round backed by University of Pennsylvania and IP Group last year, bringing its total size to about $59m.
Daily deal net: August 9, 2019
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
MedWhat court strikes down more discovery objections
Motion-to-compel fines have been served to parties from Stanford University and Stanford-StartX Fund for blocking MedWhat's discovery request in the ongoing legal case.
Glycomine digs up $33m series B
Mission Bay Capital has backed a series B round for orphan diseases drug developer Glycomine, which also attracted Novo, Asahi Kasei Pharma and Chiesi.
BlueDot joins up $6.9m
BlueDot, a disease containment technology spinout set up by St Michael’s Hospital and Mars Innovation, has secured series A capital.

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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