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Invest in a spinout
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Invest in a spinout

Oxford University Innovation is responsible for managing the formation of new spinout companies from the University of Oxford with the academic founders, on behalf of the University of Oxford. Oxford University manages the Oxford University Challenge Seed Fund, the Oxford Invention Fund and the Oxford Angels Network. These are the sources of funding which can go into the first round investments.

Oxford University Innovation is always interested in investing in early stage technology startups. 

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Investigate opportunities to invest, and Oxford University spinout companies.

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Oxford University Innovation, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 280830 

How our spinout investments are managed

Oxford Spinout Equity Management (OSEM) manages the University’s shareholdings in its spinout companies and seeks to maximise the value of its equity stakes.

OSEM has three main roles:

  • strategic: identifying opportunities to optimise the return on the University’s investment and providing professional assistance to companies as they develop.
  • tactical: supporting companies by dealing with immediate or short-term issues, such as funding or access to other support networks.
  • procedural: dealing with documentation relating to consents, fundraising and exits.

If you would like to learn more about any of the companies in the current portfolio please get in touch using the contact details below.

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Oxford Spinout Equity Management

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OSEM – Contact Us, Tel: +44 (0)1865 784206

The Startup Incubator

The Startup Incubator supports software ventures from the University’s ecosystem in the development of products or services and assists them to trade. Its facility in Summertown, Oxford, offers support services including:

  • commercial mentoring
  • intellectual property advice
  • assistance in identifying potential customers
  • enquiry handling 
  • advice on formation of a limited company
  • 24/7 access to a joint development space
  • shared IT facilities
  • support with raising external investment

The ventures in the Startup Incubator all share software as a theme, but their application fields vary from energy usage analysis through text analytics to social media networks and data analysis.

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Visit the Startup Incubator website.

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Startup Incubator, Tel: +44 (0) 1865 280850

Oxford Sciences Innovation

Oxford Sciences Innovation is a £320m fund formed in 2015 to invest in spinouts from the University of Oxford, Harwell and Culham laboratories. It invests in new and existing spinout companies, working inclusively with other investors.

Investors: Invesco, IP Group, Lansdowne Partners, Oxford University Endowment Fund, the Wellcome Trust, Woodford Investment Management, Google Ventures and Sir Charles Dunstone.

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Visit Oxford Sciences Innovation website.

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Oxford Sciences Innovation

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