Cambridge has a worldwide reputation as a place where new technologies emerge, companies are born and products that transform society are developed. Cambridge Enterprise invests the University’s seed funds in new companies started by staff and students, building a bridge between research and commercial development to the benefit of society and the economy.
Vital support for new technology ventures
This early stage capital and support is pivotal to success of new technology companies in what is often seen as a high-risk section of the investment spectrum.
Since seed funding began in 1995 our portfolio companies have raised over £800m in further investment and grant funding. They now employ over 1,700 people and generate an annual turnover of £170m. More information about current University of Cambridge start-up companies can be found on the Cambridge Cluster map.
How many companies are in the Cambridge Enterprise portfolio?
What opportunities are there for investment?
Through Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partners, investors have the opportunity to hear pitches from investment-ready Cambridge companies, followed by dinner at one of the Cambridge Colleges. For more information, or to become a member, contact Bradley Hardiman.
The Discovery Fund
Philanthropic support, from corporations and individuals, is vital for the very early high risk stages of new company formation. Our early stage funds are key to ensuring societal and economic impact from University research. Find out more about the University of Cambridge Discovery Fund and how you can make a donation.