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Stanford and Deerfield enter Porter Alliance

Porter Alliance for Innovative Medicines will be equipped with $130m to advance research from Stanford’s Innovative Medicines Accelerator.

Jan 19, 2022

Nestlé inserts capital into Eureka fund

Nestlé is throwing its weight behind the Eureka Fund, a vehicle focused on spinouts from 27 research centres and universities across Italy.

Jan 19, 2022

TAU Ventures takes in $50m for second fund

Three years after its launch, Tel Aviv University-linked TAU Ventures has raised $50m for its second fund, with the potential to increase it to $70m.

Nov 30, 2021

PreSeed Ventures closes $62.3m fund

The final amount raised for the PSV Tech01 fund is $10m above the DTU-linked venture firm’s initial target.

Nov 25, 2021

UVC pushes fund to $289m

The TU Munich-linked venture capital firm has increased its third fund by more than $100m after launching it nearly a year ago.

Nov 25, 2021

Richland Capital Fund III closes at $109m

The Redbud Capital-backed new materials-focused vehicle has attained its target, more than a year after a first close.

Oct 21, 2021

UnternehmerTUM receives $29m investment

Andreas und Thomas Strüngmann, two of Germany’s richest investors, have committed $29m to help expand TU Munich’s tech transfer operation.

Oct 11, 2021

Earlybird cultivates $88m spinout fund

The Earlybird Uni-X Fund will support early-stage spinouts originating from European institutions such as RWTH Aachen and Imperial College London.

Oct 11, 2021

Other News

UTokyo initiates $536m fund

University of Tokyo will invest an initial $89m in the fund, which will also seek external limited partners.

Oct 1, 2021

EIF backs Central Europe-focused fund

The European Investment Fund will provide half the capital for the $59m i&i Biotech Fund I, which will operate out of the Czech Republic.

Sep 28, 2021

Oxford Science Enterprises emerges from rebrand

Originally known as Oxford Sciences Innovation, the investment company set up by University of Oxford has undertaken a rebranding exercise.

Sep 24, 2021

Australian Ethical adds to Main Sequence fund

The investment manager has become a limited partner in CSIRO-founded Main Sequence Ventures, which announced its $194m Fund 2 in April this year.

Sep 20, 2021

Penn Medicine plots $5m fund

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative have launched an investment fund focused on the drivers of health equity.

Sep 2, 2021

Editor's Picks

ByteDance bids goodbye to investment team

The digital media group has restructured its corporate venturing activities on the same day as China revealed proposals which would place investments under greater scrutiny.

Jan 19, 2022

Shell pumps $1.4bn into ventures

Shell Ventures intends to invest the capital over the next six years to support energy technology startups and scale-ups.

Jan 19, 2022

FTX sets up $2bn fund and hires Wu

Amy Wu joined the newly formed FTX Ventures from Lightspeed Venture Partners, where she had overseen the firm's investment in FTX as a partner.

Jan 17, 2022

CVC in 2021: The Trends, Part One

In the first part of our look at 2021's corporate venturing trends, we examine the growth in funding, IPOs and SPAC mergers, a big year for M&A and the emergence of CVC in new sectors.

Dec 30, 2021
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