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Oxford University Innovation

Investor type University Program


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Total investments 59
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 1.69
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 10

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Machine Learning
  • Health Care

In 1987 was created Oxford University Innovation, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Oxford. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Medical, Information Technology. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Genomics, Oxford MEStar, GYANA.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Oxford University Innovation, startups are often financed by Oxford Sciences Innovation, Parkwalk Advisors, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Parkwalk Advisors, Oxford Investment Consultants LLP, IP Group Plc. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Oxford Sciences Innovation, Innovate UK, IP Group Plc.

The overall number of key employees were 10.

This Oxford University Innovation works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from Oxford University Innovation is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Medical Device
$21M16 Dec 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Machine Discovery

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$2M05 May 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Oxford VR

Health Care
Virtual Reality
$13M12 Feb 2020 United Kingdom, England


Artificial Intelligence
Data Visualization
Machine Learning
$1M19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom, England


Artificial Intelligence
Data Visualization
Machine Learning
$1M15 Jul 2019 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Evox Therapeutics

Health Care
$47M02 Sep 2018 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Life Science
28 Aug 2018 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


$3M11 Jun 2018 United Kingdom, London

Orbit Discovery

Health Care
$9M23 May 2018 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


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