Venture Fund

16 02, 2022

The second fund of UTokyo Innovation Platform Co. comes to final closing with JPY25.6 billion

By |2022-02-16T10:19:10+00:00February 16th, 2022|Japan, Venture Fund|0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that a fund operated by UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd. (UTokyo IPC), the venture investment arm of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan's leading national university, has come to a final closing, with a total of JPY 25.6 billion involving 11 institutional investors. The Accelerating Open Innovation Fund 1 (AOI Fund 1) is an investment limited partnership that [...]

10 11, 2021

Even in a flat economy, the U Oregon continues to spin off innovation

By |2021-11-10T10:09:04+00:00November 10th, 2021|Oregon, Venture Fund|0 Comments

By many measures, it’s been a tough year to be in business. But at the University of Oregon, researchers are continuing to transform their discoveries into commercial success. In the 2021 fiscal year, from July 2020 through June 2021, the UO filed for 14 new patents and UO researchers launched two new companies based on [...]

10 11, 2021

Driving Impact: How KAUST Innovation Ventures Is Spurring The Growth Of Saudi Arabia’s Startup Ecosystem

By |2021-11-10T10:04:53+00:00November 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Venture Fund|0 Comments

Based out of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KAUST Innovation Ventures (KIV) is a university venture fund that focuses on providing seed and early-stage funding to technology companies. Founded in 2010, KIV aims to accelerate the growth of high impact technology startups that will deliver positive economic and societal impact in Saudi Arabia and [...]

3 11, 2021

Oregon’s First Commercialization Gap Fund to Support Science and Invention Based Startups

By |2021-11-03T15:39:41+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Oregon, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Fund made 15 investments in 12 months, with check sizes varying from $50,000 to $250,000—supporting key points in business development and providing companies with the capital to hit their technology milestones. Of these startup companies, one-third are led by women, and 27% have minority or immigrant founders. Through Elevate Capital's work with the Gap Fund, the process [...]

18 08, 2021

CIT GAP Funds Invests in ArchiveCore to Simplify Healthcare

By |2021-08-18T13:32:11+00:00August 18th, 2021|State or Government, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that CIT GAP Funds, the direct investment program of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) Investment Division, has invested in Roanoke, Va.-based ArchiveCore. ArchiveCore’s cloud-based distributed ledger technology reduces administrative delays and costs in the process of credentialing healthcare professionals. The startup will use this GAP Funds investment [...]

4 08, 2021

University City Science Center is launching a VC arm to invest in health equity startups

By |2021-08-04T10:17:13+00:00August 4th, 2021|Pennsylvania, State or Government, Venture Fund|0 Comments

University City Science Center, an organization central to the region’s burgeoning life sciences sector, announced Wednesday the creation of its fourth “strategic pillar” — a venture capital arm that will deploy funds to startups addressing health inequities for underserved populations. This addition of a capital arm adds to the nonprofit’s existing work, which it describes [...]

22 07, 2021

University City Science Center is launching a VC arm to invest in health equity startups – Technical.ly Philly

By |2021-07-22T11:06:49+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania, Venture Fund|0 Comments

University City Science Center, an organization central to the region’s burgeoning life sciences sector, announced Wednesday the creation of its fourth “strategic pillar” — a venture capital arm that will deploy funds to startups addressing health inequities for underserved populations. This addition of a capital arm adds to the nonprofit’s existing work, which it describes [...]

19 05, 2021

IU Ventures Invests $500K in Mentorship Platform – Inside INdiana Business

By |2021-05-19T17:37:43+00:00May 19th, 2021|Indiana, Venture Fund|0 Comments

The IU Philanthropic Venture fund has made a second $500,000 investment into Mentor Collective, a Boston-based education technology startup that helps universities with mentorship programs. The platform helps to connect first-year and international students with campus life and now has more than 100 partnerships with universities. IU Ventures made an initial $500,000 investment during the [...]

20 01, 2021

Dana-Farber launches venture fund targeting incurable cancers

By |2021-01-20T12:15:59+00:00January 20th, 2021|Venture Fund|0 Comments

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is diving deeper into biotech financing, announcing Thursday the launch of Binney Street Capital, its first-ever venture fund. Binney will support new research and technologies as part of the institute's larger mission to help treat incurable cancers. The fund plans to invest in eight to 10 companies over the next three years, providing between [...]

2 12, 2020

UMD computer scientist’s VisiSonics raises $3.5M, including $500K from Momentum Fund

By |2020-12-02T09:48:15+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Maryland, Venture Fund|0 Comments

For one, there’s a question of visuals. The objects have to be three-dimensional enough to look like they’re in front of a player, and a character has to be able to move around to see those objects to the right or left. It’s not just a question of look, but also feeling like you’re somewhere [...]