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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

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

Other News

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

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

Editor's Picks

Swisscom Ventures raises new $300m fund

Dominique Mégret has exclusively revealed to Global Venturing that the unit closed its fourth main fund in July, with 75% of the capital coming from external limited partners.

Sep 21, 2022

Enagás, Alantra hit $208m hard cap for Klima Energy Transition Fund

With three investments already in the pocket, Klima is set to back a wide range of energy transition startups.

Sep 21, 2022

DTCP announces the first close of its latest fund

The Deutsche Telekom spinoff’s Growth Equity III Fund has completed a $300m first close backed by its former parent company as well as SoftBank.

Sep 21, 2022

Clouse closes BP stint to run EIC Rose Rock

David Clouse, a GCV Emerging Leader this year while at BP Ventures, will lead EIC Rose Rock, a $50m fund backed by Devon Energy, Onoek and Williams.

Sep 13, 2022
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