University spinouts doubled fundraising in the last decade
Countries like Germany, Switzerland and Japan have benefitted from an explosive growth in capital, but the US still dominates and the UK risks being left behind, our in-depth analysis shows.
A quiet quarter brings 2022 to a close
Just 249 investments were announced in the last three months of 2022 but the year was still the second-best on record in almost every category.
Second quarter proves resilience of spinouts
Amid a general downturn, spinouts have been faring much better than the startup world at large.
SATTs launch 97 spinouts in 2021
The network of regional tech transfer offices in France added a combined 97 new spinouts to their portfolios last year, bringing the total to 672.
2021 review: scaling new heights
Despite being the first year spent entirely during the pandemic, 2021 underlined the strengths of the ecosystem with spinouts raising nearly $39.2bn.
A shining beacon in the dark
Annual review: in a year like no other, universities and their spinouts proved that they really can change the world.
OLV boosts revenues to $65m
Duke University's TTO processed a record number of patents and invention disclosures, and also reported growth at its digital innovations unit.
Ascenion seals three exits in 2019
Exits included Helmholtz-founded contract research business Inamed and Hannover Medical School chip cytometry spinout Zellkraftwerk.
Michigan spawns 31 spinouts in 2019-20
U-M Tech Transfer generated a record number of spinouts for a second consecutive year but reported less funding for its portfolio.
JHTV tunes in 11 new spinouts
The TTO reported decreased spinout generation, licensing revenue and funding however marked a notable exit in the sale of Tissue Analytics.
Inserm-Transfert posts $60.4m revenue
Inserm's tech transfer office generated a $60.4m turnover during 2019, the year that saw Pfizer acquire its biotech spinout Therachon for at least $340m.
CIC grows portfolio to 30
Cambridge Innovation Capital has released its annual results, celebrating a 46% increase in net asset value and its first IPO exit.
Downturn? What downturn?
GUV’s annual review shows the ecosystem is in outstanding shape despite of all the doom and gloom in many financial papers.
Frontier IP fields $3.1m profit
Frontier IP booked increases for 2018-19 across the board in terms of cash holdings, portfolio value and pre-tax profit.
2017 Roundup: Salesforce
The customer relationship management software producer launched four specialist funds with $250m of capital and scored big on the IPO exit front.
2017 Roundup: Tencent
Tencent added huge private equity deals to investments in the likes of Meituan-Dianping, Go-Jek and Flipkart before a run of huge IPOs late in the year.
2017 Roundup: Alphabet
The Google owner committed big money to Lyft and Airbnb as GV increased its late-stage deals, formed an AI fund called Gradient and exited from Snap and Cloudera in IPOs.
2017 Roundup: SoftBank
The telecommunications group raised almost $98bn for its Vision Fund and dominated the tech VC space in 2017.