Singularity University to launch $50m VC fund


Singularity University, A US-based entrepreneurship education centre and accelerator, which aims to utilise “accelerating technologies to address humanity’s hardest problems”, is to launch a $50m venture capital fund, according to GigaOM.

The new vehicle will start raising capital in Q2, with a focus on companies launched by Singularity University alumni and other individuals with a connection to SU.

The fund will be led by Sandra Miller, who manages Singularity University Labs, an accelerator with a portfolio of globally distributed startups in technology sectors including 3D printing in space, peer-to-peer car sharing, synthetic biology, and telepresence robotics.

Before joining Singularity Miller played a major role in the formation and growth of entrepreneurship education programmes, Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation and the Stanford Biodesign Program.

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