OUP is a multi-stage fund that invests in start-ups from more than 40 universities and in January last year held its final closing on its inaugural fund at $100m having already invested in 16 companies.

Bill Harrington (pictured) has joined Osage University Partners (OUP) as a managing director after 12 years as a partner with venture capital firm Three Arch Partners.

At Three Arch, Harrington led investments in and served as a director of nearly 20 healthcare companies, a number of which had their origin as university/research centre spin-outs, such as Nevro (formed at Mayo Clinic).

Prior to entering venture capital in 1999, he spent a decade as an interventional radiologist, working with imaging technologies, medical devices, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Robert Adelson, managing partner at OUP, said: "Bill has over a decade of partner-level experience at a top-tier venture fund managing over $1bn in healthcare investments. Bill combines his extensive investment experience with a strong clinical background, which will be critical in evaluating university life science opportunities. We anticipate that healthcare investments will represent half of Osage University Partners’ portfolio."…

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