Rising Stars Q&A – Erning Cao, EVC
Q&A with Erning Cao, investment director, Evonik Venture Capital
BeLab1407 brings $20m to UK universities
Evotec has partnered Bristol-Myers Squibb to launch another Bridge programme, this time focusing on the universities of Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh and Nottingham.
Daily Deal Round Up: May 6, 2021
Opioid addiction care provider Groups Recover Together and healthcare management platform developer Vim each raised $60m, with Optum Ventures backing both rounds.
Einride loads up $110m
Ericsson and Maersk Growth were among the investors in the autonomous logistics vehicle developer's series B round.
Oura obtains $100m in series C
The Chernin Group led the health tracker producer's series C round, which also featured Square and Eisai, at an $800m valuation.
Daily Deal Round Up: May 5, 2021
SoftBank Vision Fund led a $75m round valuing OKR platform developer WorkBoard at $800m while therapist network provider Headway hit a $750m valuation.
Inivata inspires $390m acquisition
NeoGenomics has agreed to buy portfolio company Inivata, a liquid biopsy platform developer, a year after it invested $25m.

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Daily Deal Round Up: May 4, 2021
Solidia Technologies, Kelun Biotech and Doer Biologics all raised more than $70m while Sony added cash to a round valuing Discord at $7bn.
Rising Stars Q&A – Jennifer Diedrichs, ENV
Q&A with Jennifer Diedrichs, investment manager, EnBW New Ventures
Oxford Nanopore orchestrates $270m round
Nikon contributed to a $270m round valuing the DNA sequencing eqiupment producer at $3.4bn as it prepares to pursue a public listing.
Daily Deal Round Up: April 30, 2021
Driverless vehicle developer EasyMile closed a $66.4m round featuring Alstom and Continental while UCB and LivaNova-backed EEG technology developer Ceribell secured $53m.
Darktrace races to $230m IPO
The cybersecurity technology provider, which counts SB Isat among its early investors, has gone public in its home country.
Vaccitech accesses public markets
GV, Tencent and Gilead Sciences will exit the vaccine and infectious disease drug developer in an initial public offering sized at about $110m.

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MessageBird's series C mushrooms to $1bn
Bonnier was among the investors that added $800m to the marketing technology provider's latest round, with $600m funding its purchase of SparkPost.
Glovo covers $529m funding delivery
Returning investors Drake Enterprises and Delivery Hero took part in a late-stage round boosting the local delivery service's valuation to a reported $2.35bn.
Deliveroo drops on to public markets
The Amazon-backed food delivery service raised $2.07bn in its initial public offering only to see its shares fall some 25% on its opening day.
Cazoo blows its way to $7bn reverse takeover
Post-acquisition, the DMGT-backed online vehicle marketplace's valuation will be nearly three times that of its last funding round five months ago.
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