University Spinouts


University spinout equity stake to be capped

Currently, the UK average stake a university will have in a spinout is 22.8 per cent

Venture Capital Funding

Investment in university spinouts drops for second consecutive year

Investment in UK university spinouts looks set to fall dramatically this year, following a year-on-year drop to £2.3bn in 2022, down from £2.7bn the year before


Dundee named top university for spinout success

A report has found that 60% of the top ten spinout universities are based outside the golden triangle


Midlands universities launch £250m spinout investment company  

The newly formed Midlands Innovation group will focus on clean technology and AI spinouts

Venture Capital Funding

Do universities take too big a stake in spinouts?

Treasury announces review into university spinouts as founders say average 24% stake universities take in spinouts impedes growth


University of Oxford spinout investor raises £250m

The £250m funding will see Oxford Science Enterprises overtake Cambridge Innovation Capital as the biggest single investor in UK spinouts


Deals of the Week June 20 to June 24 – a Growth Business round-up

Deals this week include a digital assessor for mental health, a venue hire platform for community spaces and an SEO-testing start-up


British investors ready to invest £1.4bn in university spinouts

Cambridge Innovation Capital takes top spot as biggest investor in university spinouts with £500m under management, with new entrant Northern Powerhouse raising £300m to invest in northern university tech start-ups


Creator Fund launches £15m fund to back student founders

Fund will invest in next generation of student founders in the British university deep-tech space


Investment into university spinouts nearly doubled in 2021

A record £2.54bn was raised in 2021 with Oxford university spinouts topping the list, but gender imbalance remains


University spinouts raise £11bn of equity investment over past decade

Over a thousand university spinouts have gone through 3,000 plus equity rounds between 2012 and 2021, with America being by far the most active foreign investor


UK eyes £6bn science fund if EU blocks it from rejoining Horizon Europe

Joining EU €95bn science fund still preferred option for Government but time is running out for next grant funding round