Cambridge-based Morphogen-IX just raised a £1.5 seed round led by Index Ventures. The company is a spin-out from Cambridge University which is working on a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) which affects about 6,500 people in the UK alone. PAH is caused by the narrowing of blood vessels that lead from the heart to the lungs. When these arteries narrow, it becomes harder for the heart to pump blood through to the lungs, leading to breathlessness and heart failure. The round also included investment from Cambridge Innovation Capital and Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds. The company says it’s dedicated to developing a therapy that will…
When you’re part of an ecosystem as robust as the UK start-up market, sometimes the best way to help a market continue to grow is by doing. This is why we’re proud to have co-drafted UKISS & ASA documents for 500 Startups. The docs are great resources for founder agreements, advisor agreements, IP assignment agreements and term sheets and will be posted to 500 Startups’s KISS Portal. Some of Silicon Valley ecosystem’s success is due to legal framework that’s been created. Framework documents like NVCA, Series Seed, KISS and SAFE have helped to standardize how deals get done. The UK…
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