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Main Sequence Ventures unveils $305m Fund III

CSIRO-founded deeptech investment fund Main Sequence Ventures has set itself fibres and food as a key area for its venture science model in the third fund.

Jul 26, 2023

The Engine gears up for $350m Fund III

A regulatory filing reveals The Engine is aiming to raise $350m for its third fund, less than three years after raising $230m Fund II.

Jun 13, 2023

UK Midlands universities devise $309m Mindforge

Midlands Mindforge will raise up to $309m, having been co-founded by eight universities located in the UK’s Midlands region.

Apr 3, 2023

OSE obtains another $300m, reaches $1bn

Oxford Science Enterprises now has just over $1bn under management and already boasts a portfolio of more than 80 University of Oxford spinouts.

Jul 18, 2022

IP Group kicks off $450m Kiko Ventures

IP Group has established Kiko Ventures to build out its existing $215m cleantech portfolio and will invest $245m over the next five years.

Jun 24, 2022

Breakthrough Victoria steps forward with $70m

Just one week after investing in University of Melbourne’s Genesis Pre-Seed Fund, Breakthrough Victoria has unveiled plans to create funds with more local universities.

Jun 23, 2022

Carma clinches $50m first close

Ascenion and Goethe University Frankfurt are among the initiators of Carma Fund I, which will help start up and fund early life science projects.

Jun 21, 2022

Melbourne doubles down on venture funds

Tin Alley Ventures and Genesis Pre-Seed Fund will have a total of nearly $81m at their disposal to invest in University of Melbourne’s innovations.

Jun 17, 2022

Other News

TNO throws its weight behind DeepTechXL Fund I

The research institute has been joined by limited partners ranging from Philips to Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, with a minimum target size set at $107m.

May 26, 2022

OIST orchestrates $40m fundraising effort

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology has partnered Lifetime Ventures to raise a deep tech-focused fund with a target size of $40m.

May 26, 2022

Northern Gritstone collects $268m

The investment company set up by the universities of Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds has achieved a first close of $268m.

May 20, 2022

Berkeley Frontier Fund charts philanthropic course

Berkeley Frontier Fund will provide growth-stage funding to companies emerging out of the University of California campus, and has already made four investments.

May 5, 2022

OUP opens fourth fund proceedings

Osage University Partners is looking to secure $350m for its fourth fund.

Apr 12, 2022

Hostplus heightens IP Group commitment

Hostplus has invested an additional $56m in the IP Group Hostplus Innovation Fund, having previously committed $99m.

Apr 12, 2022

Editor's Picks

The Atlanta Hawks have a VC fund — but it isn't targeting…

David Garcia, head of National Basketball Association team the Atlanta Hawks' venture fund, is targeting consumer experience ventures rather than sports technology.

Jul 21, 2023

Coke launches $137.7m sustainability fund

The beverage giant and eight of its bottlers are pitching in to invest in sustainability across their ecosystem.

Jul 14, 2023

Fonterra launches NSS fund

The New Zealand dairy producer’s Nutrition Science Solutions unit has disclosed a $10m investment in US microbiome startup Pendulum.

Jun 13, 2023

Rome's airport operator announces early-stage fund

ADR Ventures will invest in travel, hospitality and aviation technology on behalf of Aeroporti di Roma and fund graduates of its Fiumicino Innovation Hub accelerator.

Jun 2, 2023
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