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In-Q-Tel enters partnership with Immersive Wisdom
The size of In-Q-Tel’s investment has not been disclosed.
Gilmore to join NZ Super following Future Fund departure
Stephen Gilmore will take up his new role as chief investment officer in March 2019.
Bpifrance takes part in Glose’s $3.4m funding round
OneRagTime, Expon Capital and Kima Ventures joined the state investment agency in the round.
SC Launch makes $200,000 SimpliPhy investment
SimpliPhy joined the SCRA’s startup program in 2017 and this represents the first tranche of funding from the state-run agency.
Axelspace explores series B round
Mitsui, Dai-ichi Life and INCJ have backed a $22.9m investment round led by 31Ventures Global Innovation Fund that will fund the launch of Axelspace's latest satellite.
Kets gets $2.5m with help from UK agencies
Innovate UK and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund have contributed $1.25m to the startup.
GIC joins Luckin Coffee’s $200m funding round
The China-based rival to the global Starbucks chain is now thought to be valued at well over $2bn.
CDC pours $180m into Liquid Telecom
Britain’s development finance agency has announced a significant investment in the African fibre-broadband provider.

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EIB backs NTR’s $1.4bn renewable energy fund
The Irish business has secured the investment for its Renewable Energy Income Fund II.
Pavilion joins $25m M17 Entertainment round
The finance round follows the business’s aborted initial public offering earlier this year.
Scottish Investment Bank sells Incremental stake
The agency has reportedly achieved more than four times its original investment following the exit.
SC Launch delivers $150,000 for Global Transport Solutions
The investment is the second tranche of funding for the South Carolina-based businesses.
Pindrop collects $90m in series D
Pindrop has raised $90m in series D funding from a consortium that included Allegion, Dimension Data, Singapore’s EDBI and Alphabet, the latter investing through both GV and CapitalG.
Agricool heats up with Bpifrance funding
The state-backed agency has participated in a $28.5m round for Agricool, which grows strawberries in containers, and which plans to now hire 200 more staff members.

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Main Sequence rearranges fund to $167m
University of Melbourne and Lockheed Martin have contributed to an additional $94.8m tranche for the Csiro Innovation Fund, bringing its total to $167m.
Nio parks in public markets with $1bn
The Tencent, Baidu, Lenovo and JD.com-backed electric carmaker floated near the foot of its range at a reported $6.4bn valuation.
News round up September 10 2018
A round up of all the latest news on www.globalgovernmentventuring.com for our subscribers.
Editorial: Europe's most important budget
Editor-in-chief James Mawson takes an in-depth look at what the Horizon Europe budget needs to achieve.
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