TAU Ventures launches ‘GROW’: a leadership program for managers

  Tel Aviv University-based venture capital fund TAU Ventures launched a program for managers in hyper-growth start-up companies. TAU Ventures, which invests in Israeli companies in their early stages, is launching a first-of-its-kind program that is providing managers of portfolio companies in stages of a hyper-growth with management tools and techniques that will help as they […]

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

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 […]

Israel’s first university venture capital fund proves the model works 

In 2018, Tel Aviv University established a venture capital fund – the first university in Israel to do so – with $20 million. Now with 18 startups in its portfolio, TAU Ventures just announced that it has raised a second fund of $50 million to invest in startups. “TAU Ventures operates by the standard venture capital […]

TAU Ventures, the VC of Tel Aviv University, raises a second fund of $50 million 

TAU Ventures, the investment fund of Tel Aviv University, announced on Monday the raising of a second fund of $50 million for investments in startups, with the opportunity to grow the fund to $70 million. The fund invests in early financing stages, often investing the first money in the company or after angel investment. The […]

Japan unveils $88 bln university fund in growth strategy

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida vowed on Monday to establish an $88 billion university fund to promote Japan as a science and technology nation as part of a growth strategy needed to distribute wealth to the wider public. Some of the growth initiatives, like the university fund, will likely be featured in the planned stimulus […]

City University of Hong Kong launches start-up program 

The City University of Hong Kong has launched a large-scale flagship innovation and entrepreneurship program – HK Tech 300 – for aspiring entrepreneurs among its students and staffers, aiming to create 300 start-ups in three years. The program will offer professional training and a seed fund for different project teams to develop innovative ideas into start-ups, validating […]

Punjab to set up innovation mission, fund to promote start-ups

The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for setting up Punjab Innovation Mission and Punjab Innovation Fund to give further impetus to the start-up ecosystem in the state. The Punjab Innovation Fund of Rs 150 crore is proposed to be set up to invest in early-stage start-ups in the state. The government”s participation in […]

KAUST launches first ever SME Innovation Program 

The university’s newest department helps SMEs gain access to deep technological resources and capabilities, with optimum utilization of the latest technologies in tackling new challenges. Addressing a virtual press conference, senior officials of KAUST SME Innovation Services said that the new services would help SMEs increase their customer base and reach new markets while diversifying […]