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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

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

Other News

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

Waseda wins over Yamamoto

Ted Yamamoto has been named general partner of Waseda University Ventures, having already served as adviser to Waseda’s Office of the President since last summer.

Apr 7, 2022

V-Bio Ventures completes $120m fundraising

VIB-backed venture capital firm V-Bio Ventures has reached the final close of its second fund and hired Shelley Margetson as managing partner.

Mar 31, 2022

Big Idea brainstorms more partners

Big Idea Ventures has added another five university partners to its Generation Food Rural Partners fund, ranging from Cornell to Washington State.

Mar 30, 2022

Berkeley SkyDeck rises to $60m occasion

University of California, Berkeley’s accelerator has picked up $60m for its second fund, less than two months after the programme launched a European presence in Italy.

Mar 28, 2022

Editor's Picks

Inside Mizuho Leasing's new seed fund

Mizuho Leasing told GCV its newly formed Future Creation Fund has a horizon of 10 years and will invest in seed and early-stage startups based in Japan.

May 27, 2022

CyberArk launches $30m venture capital fund

The identity security technology company unveiled a new CVC unit and has already made its first three investments.

May 13, 2022

Inx International Ink launches $50m fund

Inx Venture Capital will be jointly managed by Touchdown Ventures and is set to support entrepreneurs working on ink and coating-related technologies.

May 10, 2022

MassMutual Ventures assembles $300m fund

Massachusetts Mutual Life's venture capital arm has formed a fourth fund, which will concentrate on European and Asia-Pacific investments.

Apr 27, 2022
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