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Annual Review

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

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

Other News

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

Q3 review: a new record within reach

Healthy numbers for the university innovation ecosystem during the third quarter could mean 2019 will again break all records.

Oct 30, 2019

Setting up records – an analysis of 2019’s first half

Global University Venturing's analysis of the second quarter of 2019 shows increased investment activity as the year progresses and record-breaking amounts generated through exits.

Jul 24, 2019

Investment trends 2013-18: Key findings

Global University Venturing has published the second update to its flagship longitudinal report, which is available for free to subscribers now or as a separate purchase. Here are the key findings.

May 28, 2019

Investment trends 2013-18

Over the course of the past six years, Global University Venturing has tracked more than 2,730 investments in spinouts– add in the number of exits and it is 2,990 deals in total. That is more than 1,000 additional deals since Global University Venturing first published this flagship report in 2016.

May 28, 2019

Analysis: Slow and steady does it in the first quarter

The first quarter of 2019 may not have broken records, but it puts the year on track for a solid performance after the historic successes of the previous 12 months.

Apr 15, 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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