Since 2014 we've been matching the objectives of innovators with the expectations of investors to create companies that contribute to society – raising over £0.5 billion along the way and helping around 40 companies, whose innovations are set to transform the lives of many.
If seed funding accelerates your ideas, Series A develops the company. And it brings challenges of a different kind.
Balancing the demands of technology development with business growth requires new skills, as founders move from entrepreneurs to leaders.
In funding company growth, we offer expertise to help you drive the development of the business along with guidance as you face new challenges in a commercial context.
We work with companies through each stage of growth, using our technical knowledge and commercial experience, and drawing on our connections within and beyond the Cambridge ecosystem.
Access to expertise and experience helps improve leadership teams, attract the talent needed, and open up additional sources of capital.
The aim of these early business accelerators is to fuel the progress of research by compressing years of learning into structured and intensive programmes.
The Cambridge ecosystem, as a centre of academic excellence and innovation, has an incredible track record for building category-leading life sciences and technology businesses. But more businesses succeed when there is sufficient dedicated, hands-on support to bridge the gap between translational research and Series A ready businesses.
Companies in the accelerators join groups benefitting from resources to develop their ideas and complete the programme with demonstrations of their discovery, process, or product.
Life Sciences accelerator, Start Codon, is a partnership between Cambridge Innovation Capital, The Milner Institute and The Babraham Institute.
It supports disruptive innovations created by exceptional teams from across the globe, accepting ten applicants onto its programme each year.
Deeptech Labs is a partnership between Cambridge Innovation Capital, ARM, the University of Cambridge, and Marshalls, providing seed funding, mentorship, and access to resources to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas.
Twice a year, a cohort of start-ups enter a powerful network of successful entrepreneurs, expert practitioners, leading researchers, and deeptech organisations worldwide, with many opportunities to meet and learn from others and increase the chances and speed of success.