Our performance highlights

The infographics below present some of our performance highlights for the financial year 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023.

‘Investment in numbers’ includes highlights from our Ventures team, and includes some cumulative data.

‘Technology and knowledge transfer in numbers’ summarises our performance across our knowledge transfer activities: academic consultancy, IP protection and development, and licensing.



Information on our performance and highlights for the financial year 1 August 2021 – 31 July 2022 can be found in our Annual Review 2022.

Investment in numbers

16 Pre-seed investments (2022-23)
£9.2m Invested in 21 spin-outs (2022-23)
19 New companies formed (2022-23)
£10m Returned to Cambridge Enterprise and University of Cambridge (2022-23)
£275m Total raised by portfolio companies across all holdings
3.36x Multiple across realised investments
293 Total investments made in 158 companies
£97m Current portfolio value
Impact Notable spin-outs: Gyroscope, BlueGnome, VocalIQ, Solexa and Centessa
£43m Invested over fund lifetime
£3.7bn In follow-on funding raised by portfolio companies since 1995

Technology and knowledge transfer in numbers

301 Patent applications filed
170 Commercial and research licences signed
£1.3m Invested in patents and proof of concept
£7.9m In translational funding won with our support
441 Consultancy contracts signed, including extensions
325 Consultancy clients
£18.7m In operating income generated from licensing and consulting
2,399 Researchers supported

Annual Review 2023

Our 2023 Annual Review is a celebration of the translation of University of Cambridge research and innovation to social and economic impact in partnership with Cambridge Enterprise this past year.

Read our Annual Review 2023