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Are high equity demands at Australasian universities holding back spinouts?

Universities in Australia and New Zealand typically take a higher portion of ownership in spinout companies. Founders are calling for more standardised deal terms.

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

Video: Silicon Valley investors wake up to Monterey Bay tech opportunities

VC capital often sways towards investing in technologies with an urban focus. But Silicon Valley investors are starting to home in on rural technology solutions right in their backyard.

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

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


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News Continued

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

UC Berkeley appoints Lyons as chancellor

Rich Lyons, current chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer at UC Berkeley, will become the university’s next chancellor on July 1.

Apr 15, 2024

Taylor takes over from Baxter at Edinburgh Innovations

Andrea Taylor, director of Strategic Partnerships at Edinburgh Innovations, will become interim CEO when George Baxter leaves for UC Davis at the end of the month.

Mar 18, 2024

Editor's Picks

How Basel supercharged its spinout rate

Basel has quietly built a life sciences ecosystem that’s becoming hard to ignore.

Feb 27, 2024

Resistance is futile: seven superconductor companies that want to change the world

From healthcare to fusion to quantum computing to space, superconductors have the potential to revolutionise the world. And the technology is finally ready to commercialise.

Nov 6, 2023

Race to find (and fund) the new diabetes spinouts

From needleless wearables that monitor glucose to thermal imaging that prevents amputations, spinouts are improving care for a disease that affects 550m people.

Aug 17, 2023

Spinout factories: why Ireland's universities punch above their weight

From a university-owned farm and a state agency that funds TTOs and invests in spinouts to a national IP protocol, Ireland has a lot to teach others.

Jun 14, 2023
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