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GenomeUp, an Italy-based artificial intelligence-powered genetic analysis technology developer, has raised $1.2m in a seed round led by Lumen Ventures, with participation from AImpact, Finalca, GCM Group and Padda Health. The company was co-founded by chief executive Simone Gardini during his PhD research at University of Siena. GenomeUp previously secured €200,000 ($237,000) in funding from LVenture Group, angel investors and undisclosed others in July 2018.

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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).