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Daily deal net: May 28, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
AbCellera accelerates with $105m
University of Minnesota has invested in UBC spinout AbCellera's series B round that also included Eli Lilly.
Pliant places IPO terms
Existing investor Novartis has committed to a $10m private placement alongside the IPO, in which the fibrosis therapy developer, based on UCSF research, is set to raise up to $96m.
Apple picks up Inductiv
Apple has bought Inductiv to integrate the latter's machine learning data cleanup expertise, based on Stanford, Wisconsin-Madison and Waterloo faculty innovations.
U-M taps Deerfield for Great Lakes Discoveries
University of Michigan has become the latest academic institution to strike a $130m fund partnership with Deerfield Management.
ID Connect links up with Ilúm Health
UPMC's ID Connect has absorbed Merck & Co's Ilúm Health Solutions to boost its client base and services offering.
Statespace locks in $15m
NYU-founded cognitive skills building software developer Statespace secured investors including Khosla Ventures to bring its overall funding to $19m.
UA’s FreeFall Aerospace completes merger
UAVC-backed antenna technology spinout FreeFall Aerospace has merged with one of its clients in order to focus its efforts on 5G communications.

Other News

Daily deal net: May 26, 2020
Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.
Truework verifies $30m
Truework, which provides software to run employment and income background checks, secured the return of Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures to bring its total to $45m.
Nautilus captures $76m
Stanford’s proteomic analysis spinout has lifted its funding haul beyond $100m with a round set to drive new hires and technology development.
Octant circles $30m series A
Led by UCLA’s Sri Kosuri, Octant is working on drugs for complex diseases and will use the series A funding to further develop its platform.
SQZ sequences $65m series D
GV and Illumina Ventures returned to reinvest in cellular therapy developer SQZ Biotechnologies, an MIT spinout that has now raised at least $166m to date.
Daily deal net: May 18, 2020
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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