Welcome to the November 2021 edition of the CIC newsletter
There has never been a better time to launch a deeptech or life sciences startup and Cambridge is one of the best places in the world to build it.
A bold statement that I used to open our annual investor meeting a couple of weeks ago. During the meeting we presented an update on the growth of the Cambridge ecosystem, increased global investment in our deeptech and life science sectors, and the strong performance of CIC's venture funds. We also welcomed several of our portfolio CEOs to showcase the disruptive technologies their companies are bringing to market. All of this progress supports this bold statement and reinforces what an exciting time it is to be an entrepreneur and investor in Cambridge.
But this is only part of the story. During the last quarter we also hosted a Global Corporate Venturing Symposium. We introduced corporate venture groups from around the world to the Cambridge innovation ecosystem, from IP generation, through seed, venture and growth funding, all the way to global partnership. We also hosted an academic entrepreneur event for over 100 academics interested in commercialising the next generation of disruptive innovation from Cambridge.
In addition, we completed two new investments during the quarter (please see below). Both of these are excellent examples of the best of Cambridge combined with global innovation ecosystems.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement with CIC.
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