Every day, Global University Venturing rounds up investments from across the university innovation ecosystem in its deal net.

Resonant Link, a US-based developer of wireless charging technology for medical devices and automotive fleets, raised $9.3m in a seed round yesterday led by The Engine, the venture fund established by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The round also featured Volta Energy Technologies, Emersen Collective, Scout Ventures, Urban Us and FreshTracks Capital. The company is based on research at Dartmouth University, with additional work conducted at Stanford University. Emerson Collective, Scout Ventures, Urban Us and FreshTracks Capital were all identified as pre-seed investors, but further details could not be ascertained.

ProTag, a New Zealand-based agritech developer, has secured NZ$1m ($660,000) in funding from investment firm Sprout, according to Voxy. ProTag is working on smart tags that can be clipped onto a cow’s ear to monitor its health, location, grazing and breeding. The company was co-founded by Tyrel Glass and Baden Parr, two PhD researchers at Massey University, in July 2021.

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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).