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Our performance highlights

The infographics below present some of our performance highlights for the financial year 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022.

‘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.


Information on our performance and highlights for the financial year 1 August 2020 – 31 July 2021 can be found in our Annual Review 2021.

Investment in numbers

19 Pre-seed investments (2021-22)
£10.6m Invested in 34 spin-outs (2021-22)
10 Seed companies formed (2021-22)
£11.8m Returned to Cambridge Enterprise and University of Cambridge (2021-22)
£3.1bn In follow-on funding raised by portfolio companies since 1995
£37.8m Invested over fund lifetime
Impact Notable spin-outs: Gyroscope, BlueGnome, VocalIQ, Solexa and Centessa
4.27x Multiple across realised investments
289 Total investments made in 158 companies
£124m Current portfolio value

Technology and knowledge transfer in numbers

304 Patent applications filed
144 Commercial and research licences signed
£1.1m Invested in patents and proof of concept
£5.6m In translational funding won with our support
441 Consultancy contracts signed, including extensions
351 Consultancy clients
£13.1m In operating income generated from licensing and consulting
2,535 Researchers supported

Annual Review 2022

Our 2022 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 online