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UK and Japan's university venture funds back the most spinouts

The most active university venture funds do more than a dozen deals a year and the US, despite its startup prowess, doesn't dominate this list.

Aug 7, 2023

Horizon Europe and the UK: is there a way forward?

The UK negotiated associate membership to Horizon Europe in its Withdrawal Agreement from the EU — two years later, it's unclear if it'll ever happen.

Apr 3, 2023

10 spinouts to watch: September 2022

Spinouts working on ketamine-based therapeutics, regenerative medicines for dogs and better sleep are among those that caught our eye this month.

Sep 14, 2022

10 spinouts to watch: August 2022

These are the spinouts that caught our eye over the past month. Here's why they should be on your radar, too.

Aug 3, 2022

Venture enters its age of ashes

Public market challenges are leading corporates to reconsider their strategies, with some spinning off their venturing divisions.

Apr 29, 2022

There are enough slices of the cake

Europe is starting to catch up to the US in terms of investor interest in spinouts, just in time for anticipated regulatory changes in Italy that will increase tech transfer activity.

Apr 29, 2022

Research shifts east

It was fascinating to see Tencent lead the $23m series D round for Academia.edu, a US-based platform for academics to share research papers.

Mar 17, 2022

Other News

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

Opportunities abound in Cambridge

Cambridge Innovation Capital is expected to blast past its goal for its second fund currently being raised.

Jan 31, 2022

Humanity’s golden age is coming

We are but at the beginning of fundamental change brought about by university research commercialisation.

Jan 31, 2022

Starting the year with transformative goals

Editor-in-chief James Mawson ponders what lies ahead for corporate venture capital.

Jan 31, 2022

UK plans for National Security Investment Act

University research and spinouts could be caught in UK's push on national security.

Dec 9, 2021

Editor's Picks

Corporations lead as female investors

The corporate venturing industry is pushing towards a 50:50 split in senior investor roles.

Mar 8, 2022

Hard power threatens venture

A decade's focus on digitalisation leaves physical assets vulnerable.

Feb 17, 2022

CVC in 2021: The Trends, Part One

In the first part of our look at 2021's corporate venturing trends, we examine the growth in funding, IPOs and SPAC mergers, a big year for M&A and the emergence of CVC in new sectors.

Dec 30, 2021

Global Healthcare Council launched

GEC Healthcare Q1 2021 forward by Rob Coppedge, chief executive, Echo Health Ventures, and Bill Taranto, and president, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Mar 17, 2021
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