Cambridge Innovation Capital backs world-leading life sciences and technology companies with an affiliation to Cambridge, Europe’s leading capital for innovation. As a preferred investor for the University of Cambridge, we have unparalleled access to investment opportunities in the ecosystem.

Since our inception in 2013, we have raised £275 million to invest in disruptive, deep-tech businesses in sectors including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, internet of things, quantum technologies, autonomous systems, therapeutics, medtech/diagnostics, digital heath and genomics/proteomics.

Cambridge – Europe’s Leading Capital for Innovation


In Cambridge, ancient colleges, modern laboratories and commercial impact coexist harmoniously, and science-based start-ups often develop world-changing products.

The Cambridge ecosystem holds one of the richest seams of scientific knowledge and technological innovation in the world. With 109 Nobel Prize winners, Cambridge has generated remarkable financial returns, including 17 billion-dollar corporations, three of which have been valued at over $10 billion.

A preferred Investor for the University of Cambridge


Our investment strategy is underpinned by our unique relationship with the University and Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University. As a preferred investor of the University we have privileged access to potential spin-outs and co-investment rights alongside Cambridge Enterprise at inception/seed stage, and preemption rights of existing and future university equity stakes as a University affiliate.

Cambridge – Europe’s Leading Capital for Innovation

In Cambridge, ancient colleges, modern laboratories and commercial impact coexist harmoniously, and science-based start-ups often develop world-changing products.

The Cambridge ecosystem holds one of the richest seams of scientific knowledge and technological innovation in the world. With two universities, multiple leading research institutes, 109 Nobel Prize winners, and R&D departments of over 60 multinational businesses, Cambridge has generated 17 billion-dollar businesses, three of which have been valued at over $10 billion.

A preferred Investor for the University of Cambridge

Our success in the Cambridge ecosystem is underpinned by our unique relationship with the University. As a preferred investor for the University, we leverage our deep relationships to identify and fund visionaries to build global, category leading companies.