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307, 2018

UT Horizon Fund participates as Cerebri AI raises $5M in funding

Cerebri AI, an Austin startup that uses AI to improve customer service, just announced a major round of funding — a $5 million Series A led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand its operations and support the release of its new Cerebri [...]

2806, 2018

Oracle selects 5 startups for Israel accelerator program

Oracle today announced the second cohort of startups for the company’s six-month Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Tel Aviv. Oracle’s Startup Cloud Accelerator provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to enable next-generation growth and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout their journey. Managed by members of Oracle’s R&D team, the Oracle [...]

2806, 2018

University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund Invests in Neurable

The Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund (ZLCF) – one of five student-led funds at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies – announced that it has participated in the Series A round of breakthrough brain-computer interface (BCI) technology startup and University of Michigan spinout, Neurable. The ZLCF's investment will support Neurable's continued growth in [...]

2806, 2018

Largest Startup Class Yet Enters UC Berkeley’s Expanding Accelerator

More than a hundred startup teams are beginning a training and mentoring program this month at the Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator—the largest group ever accepted to the UC Berkeley program since it was founded in 2012. Aside from the funding, free office rent, and other resources offered by the startup accelerator located near [...]

2806, 2018

LSU announces more than $521,000 in innovation grant funding

The LSU Board of Supervisors has awarded $521,202 in innovation and technology transfer grant funding for 12 university research projects, ranging from new treatments for breast cancer to development of biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. This was the eighth round of funding from the Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, [...]

2806, 2018

U.K.-based IQ Capital announces $165 million fund for early-stage transformative startups

U.K.-based venture capital (VC) firm IQ Capital has announced a new £125 million ($165 million) fund to invest in transformative startups that focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of disruptive “deeptech.” Cambridge-headquartered IQ Capital launched in 2006 with an inaugural £25 million ($33 million) fund, followed nearly a decade later [...]

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