Oxford launches world’s largest university venturing fund

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Oxford can rarely be accused of failing to think big. Number one in the UK for its research impact and consistently scoring at the top of global rankings, the institution produces some of the best research and academic spin-outs in the world. In the past year and a half, Oxford saw 2014’s largest university spin-out exit of gaming firm NaturalMotion in a $527m acquisition, a $104m series A for its immunotherapy spin-out Adaptimmune which subsequently floated in April 2015 raising $191.3m in its IPO, and has supported the launch of two seed funds at Isis Innovation, the university’s technology transfer office (TTO).

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