News roundup 2 October
Posted on 02 October, 2015 by Gregg Bayes-Brown, editor-at-large
News roundup for week ending 2 October 2015.
Stanford University muscles out Ivy League peers of the top spot for Reuters’ inaugural innovative university rankings.
Gareth Bullock starts his role as non-executive chairmen of Finance Wales next month, taking over from Ian Johnson.
The European Commission supports startups in Germany with a €1bn loan agreement made between the European Investment Fund and the German government-owned bank KfW.
Ireland supports agriculture and manufacturing startups with a €500,000 fund to provide up to €50,000 for businesses with the potential to employ more than 10 people and achieve exports of more than €1m in three years.
Italian government-created Fondo Italiano d’Investimento invests in the final close of Innogest SGR's Innogest Capital II fund to support Italian technology companies.
The Indian Electronics Development Fund finds its home at the Canbank Venture Capital Fund.
The government of Singapore invests in Jungle Ventures' latest technology fund through Tamasek Holdings.
Government-backed and owned organisations invest in the African Renewable Energy Fund's $200m fund to support small and medium renewable projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Singapore's National Framework for Innovation and Enterprise launches the third tranche of its Early Stage Venture Fund to support large local enterprises in establishing corporate venture funds.
US/China taxi partnership provides travellers with a familiar service in a strange land.
The public investment bank of France invests in refrigerated transport company Le Groupe Jardel in its €1.6m ($1.8m) investment round to support its expansion.
The European Investment Bank has provided the University of Oxford with a loan to help it develop sites in and around Oxford and support the projects happening within them.
BPIfrance drives Vulog to international expansion by taking part in its €8.4m funding round.
The European Commission helps Slovak residents access peer-to-peer lending by investing in Žltý Melón's series A round through its JEREMIE programme.
In-Q-Tel-backed flash storage company Pure Storage prepares for its initial public offering where it plans to raise $450m for a valuation of $3.33bn.
High-Tech Gründerfonds helps Germany lose weight by backing diet, ready-to-eat meal delivery service Kukimi.
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