Finance Watch: Tessera Secures $300m-Plus To Write New Genes
Flagship-Founded Firm Raised $230m In Prior Round
Private Company Edition: In other venture capital mega-rounds, Aurion brought in $120m, Sionna launched with $111m and Irish firm Renexxion said a private equity group committed up to $100m in total investment to be made within 36 months of a future public listing.
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