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IoT start-up Drayson Technologies clinches £10m to fund “cutting edge” research at Oxford University

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate, UK/England, Venture Capital|

Healthcare tech business Drayson Technologies is celebrating the close of a £10m Series C investment round led by Woodford Investment Management, which will support the business’ “ground-breaking” research deal with Oxford University and its NHS Trust.

As part of the funding round, Oxford University and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) will receive an […]

Toyota Invests $100 Million in Fund for AI, Robotic Startups

By | July 14th, 2017|Corporate|

Toyota Motor Corp. wants to smooth the oft-bumpy ride for startup companies and maybe find a few gems to acquire by forming a new venture capital business.

Armed with an initial $100 million to invest, Toyota AI Ventures will seek companies that are taking on challenging research also being pursued […]

New venture fund launched - run by Singapore university students, for students

By | July 14th, 2017|Singapore, State or Government, Student Funds|

Entrepreneurship community Kairos Asean and the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) have launched a new venture fund run by university students for students.

Called Protege Ventures, it aims to give undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore-based universities a shot at “practical, real-life venture capital experience” in sourcing, analysing and investing in technology-enabled Asean […]

Kent State University students to manage foundation investment fund

By | July 14th, 2017|Ohio|

KENT, Ohio - Kent State University students will gain real-world experience this fall when they begin managing an investment fund for the university’s foundation.

The program is designed to prepare students to work in the asset management business with an in-depth understanding of how the business works, the university said.

“Kent State’s College of Business Administration […]

Kent State University students to manage foundation investment fund

By | July 14th, 2017|Ohio|

KENT, Ohio - Kent State University students will gain real-world experience this fall when they begin managing an investment fund for the university’s foundation.

The program is designed to prepare students to work in the asset management business with an in-depth understanding of how the business works, the university said.

“Kent State’s College of Business Administration […]

Ottawa announces $1.2 billion Strategic Innovation Fund 

By | July 7th, 2017|Canada, State or Government|

Ottawa is launching a new $1.26 billion Strategic Innovation Fund that’s available across all sectors, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains announced today in Hamilton, Ont.

The fund is intended to support four types of innovation activities, according to a government news release. Those are organized into four different streams:

  • research, development, and commercialization […]

Oxford Seed Fund invests in Noise-Cancellation Tech and Fraud Protection Software

By | July 6th, 2017|UK/England|

Circadian, cyber security software, and Sanctum Technologies, noise cancellation for airplane cabins, are The Oxford Seed Fund’s newest investments. Added to a growing portfolio of high growth ventures including Onfido and Go1, the fund is in its fifth year of providing seed funding to ambitious Oxford-founded start-ups.

“The […]

Light Polymers Closes $5m Series B Strategic Funding Round with Tokyo Electron and Tsingda International Venture Capital

By | July 6th, 2017|Japan, New Investments/Awards, Venture Capital|

Tsingda International Venture Capital is part of the Tsinghua Innovation Center in Dongguan (TICD), which is a joint venture fund between the Dongguan Government and Tsinghua University according to McConnaughey. Tsingda brings us a powerful partner in China to accelerate our chemistry material technologies in a number of areas. Light Polymers will set up a […]

UC Riverside Launches $10 Million Highlander Venture Capital Fund

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, California, Venture Capital|

The University of California, Riverside has created a $10 million Highlander Venture Fund (HVF).

The Highlander Fund, created with Silicon Valley’s Vertical Venture Partners, will provide seed capital to qualified opportunities within the university for students and faculty members, and entrepreneurs from Riverside County. The fund will target technologies that can be matched with a targeted […]

Indiana University plots new VC fund amid agency revamp 

By | July 5th, 2017|*Fund Types, Indiana, Venture Capital|

Indiana University wants to do a better job helping startups affiliated with its community access capital, talent and office space. So it’s revamping a 20-year-old agency and gearing up to launch a new venture capital fund.

Earlier this week, IU announced that it is reorganizing its Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., […]