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Annual Review

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.

Jan 31, 2023

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.

Jan 25, 2023

Second quarter proves resilience of spinouts

Amid a general downturn, spinouts have been faring much better than the startup world at large.

Jul 27, 2022

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.

Feb 24, 2022

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.

Jan 31, 2022

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.

Jan 29, 2021

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.

Sep 30, 2020

Ascenion seals three exits in 2019

Exits included Helmholtz-founded contract research business Inamed and Hannover Medical School chip cytometry spinout Zellkraftwerk.

Sep 28, 2020

Other News

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.

Sep 10, 2020

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.

Aug 28, 2020

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.

Jul 3, 2020

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.

Jun 24, 2020

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.

Jan 30, 2020

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.

Nov 14, 2019

Editor's Picks

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.

Dec 22, 2017

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.

Dec 21, 2017

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.

Dec 20, 2017

2017 Roundup: SoftBank

The telecommunications group raised almost $98bn for its Vision Fund and dominated the tech VC space in 2017.

Dec 19, 2017
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