The Global University Venturing deal net rounds up the smaller investments from across the university innovation ecosystem.

Chowa Giken, a Japan-based artificial intelligence technology developer spun out of Hokkaido University, has raised ¥300m ($2.4m) from electronic equipment manufacturer Daikoku Denki, in-vehicle system provider DTS Insight, car parts producer Nakanishi Metal Works, financial services firm Daichi Mirai Shinkin Bank, regional consumers’ co-operative association Co-op Sapporo as well as Hokkaido Venture Capital and unnamed private investors.

Wedge, a US-based recruitment and screening platform, obtained $2m last week from investors including Michigan Rise, an investment vehicle of Michigan State University, as…

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Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).