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UC Berkeley chooses Cooke to lead innovation

Darren Cooke has been selected as interim chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer at UC Berkeley, taking over from Rich Lyons.


Jun 12, 2024

[Updated] Gibbs appointed to top job at Oxford University Innovation

Mairi Gibbs has been appointed CEO of Oxford University Innovation permanently, having led the tech transfer office in an interim capacity since April.

Jun 7, 2024

Hosseini leads investments for New York University's spinout fund

Azade Hosseini will lead the NYU Innovation Venture Fund investing in life sciences and healthcare spinouts.

May 28, 2024

University of Cambridge seeks new CEO of commercialisation arm

The new hire will replace Diarmuid O'Brien, who has headed Cambridge Enterprise for three years.

May 22, 2024

University of Tokyo partners with Temasek's Vertex Ventures Japan

The university will cooperate with the VC firm on startup investment, research and human resources development.

May 21, 2024

New spinout guide says software founders should keep 90-95% equity

Universities should take minimal stakes in software spinouts, according to a new set of guidelines released by a group of the world's top universities.

May 21, 2024

UK VC firm EMV Capital takes over Cambridge seed investor Martlet Capital

EMV Capital will manage a portfolio of 53 deep tech and life sciences companies as part of the acquisition.

May 13, 2024

Pesqueira departs Spanish research institute IMDEA Materials

After serving three years as the head of the technology transfer and innovation office, Pesqueira has accepted a new position as an intellectual property strategy and protection specialist at Boeing.

May 10, 2024

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Hong Kong university seeks investors for new $64m fund

The Redbird Innovation Fund will fund spinouts emerging from the Hong Kong university.

May 3, 2024

Imec.xpand closes Fund II at $320m

The deep tech venture firm has surpassed its original goal by $50m and more than doubled its assets under management to $455m.

May 2, 2024

New fund to target University of Arkansas System startups

Venture firm 46VC’s Dickson & Main Fund I will invest in companies associated with the university or the local Arkansas ecosystem.

Apr 30, 2024

University of Tokyo investment arm forms deeptech fund

University of Tokyo’s third investment fund reached a first close with capital from Tokyu Land and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Apr 25, 2024

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to form $10m investment unit

The university’s new unit, which includes incubator, startup fund and brain trust, will be led by assistant vice president Joshua Espinosa.

Apr 23, 2024

University of California's Bow Capital appoints Chan as CFO

James Chan, who holds a similar position at other funds, has joined the investment firm affiliated with the University of California.

Apr 23, 2024

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GV makes another bet on CRISPR with Moonwalk investment

GV backs another spinout by MIT’s serial entrepreneur Feng Zhang as epigenetics becomes an emerging area of healthcare.

Jan 11, 2024

Russell is the new PraxisAuril CEO

David Russell, an executive-in-residence at Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has been appointed chief executive of PraxisAuril, following in the footsteps of Maxine Ficarra.

Dec 8, 2022

100 sign Innovate Cambridge charter

Cambridge Enterprise, Cambridge Innovation Capital and University of Cambridge are joined by 100 signatories like AstraZeneca and Microsoft for the Innovate Cambridge initiative.

Dec 8, 2022

Willey to leave IU Ventures

Teri Willey, whose long list of accomplishments includes founding Cambridge Enterprise, will step down in November this year to focus on other projects.

Sep 21, 2022
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