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Our performance highlights

The infographics below present some of our performance highlights for the financial year 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.

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

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

Further information on our performance and highlights can be found in our Annual Review. The latest data will be included in the 2021 Annual Review which will be published January 2022.

Investment in numbers

7 Pre-seed investments (2020-21)
£5.6m Invested in 26 spin-outs (2020-21)
7 Seed companies formed (2020-21)
£2.2m Returned to Cambridge Enterprise and University of Cambridge (2020-21)
£2.7bn In follow-on funding raised by portfolio companies since 1995
£34.4m Invested over fund lifetime
Impact Notable spin-outs: Solexa, VocalIQ and Centessa
3.4x Multiple across realised investments
264 Total investments made in 146 companies
£106.9m Current portfolio value

Technology and knowledge transfer in numbers

250 Patent applications filed
154 Commercial and research licences signed
£1.1m Invested in patents and proof of concept
£6.7m In translational funding won with our support
430 Consultancy contracts signed, including extensions
250 Consultancy clients
£9.7m In operating income generated from licensing and consulting
2,042 Researchers supported

Annual Review 2020

Learn more about some of the exciting projects we have been working on and our financial performance for 2019-20.

View Annual Review