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With over 20 years’ experience in company creation, we have the expertise to help you start a company or social venture.
Whether you’re a student or academic, we can support you through direct investment as you build teams and raise the financing you need to develop products and services from your research.
Listen to the Seed Funds team guide you through the process of starting a company
As we have been working with University members to help them create new companies for over 20 years, we have the expertise to give you the guidance and support you need to get started.
We are able to provide funding from the earliest stages of your business plan development through to early stage seed investment.
Once your company is ready for follow-on funding, we can introduce you to high quality investors, including our sister company Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC).
We can give you access to industry experts, mentors and managers to help you develop your business plan to the point where it is ready for investment.
Once you’ve told us your idea for starting a company, we will get in touch to arrange an early discussion about its potential.
Our thorough assessment process looks at the research underlying your business plan; due diligence on the associated IP; the market opportunity, including competitor analysis; and your commercial strategies.
A member of our Seed Funds team will work with you to develop your idea and get it ready for investment.
Complete our confidential idea disclosure form and we’ll contact you for an early, confidential discussion to explore your idea and its potential. We will then work with you to develop your business plan and guide you through the investment process.