We partner the best scientists from the world’s best university with the best business brains. We grow our companies with care and expertise; in a way that is systematic and scalable. We invest for real-world impact, not only financial returns. And we re-invest proceeds back into the next generation of original research and world-changing businesses.
Our enterprises address problems that affect people in life-changing ways: their health; the availability of food; the survival of the planet. Since 2015, we have received an automatic stake in all Oxford University science spinouts; more than 100 businesses, founded by over 200 of Oxford’s leading academics – and we have taken a leading role in creating and building over 60 of these; adding +55,000 sq ft of lab & start-up space to support them.
Today our businesses are worth over £2bn and have created +1,500 jobs.
The University of Oxford is home to some of the world’s most innovative science thinkers; renowned for its world-leading research. We are Oxford’s preferred intellectual property partner: they own a stake in us, and we own a stake in all science spinouts.
Consequently, we have unrivalled and privileged access to Oxford’s academics, research, and IP, enabling us to identify cutting-edge ideas and advances in technology that have the potential to change the world. Together we have created a phenomenal science-business ecosystem.
We match Oxford science with exceptional business-building talent from around the world – seasoned C-suite executives, with scientific expertise, who want to make a difference.
Our approach to company creation is bespoke – guided by the scale of the unmet need, the complexity of the science, and its potential to solve the world’s toughest problems. We apply carefully curated models and playbooks to inspire, accelerate and optimise impact.
Our investors believe in our science and our vision; world-changing businesses ultimately deliver world-class returns.
We are a company, not a fund – and this makes us unique. It means we are not restricted by typical arbitrary timelines; we focus on impact; we are flexible, and we make decisions based on the nature of the problem and the needs of the science.
It means we can allocate capital in ways that allow innovation to flourish, and we go way beyond just investing in individual businesses.
Our vision is a world where the best scientists and brightest business minds combine to solve our biggest challenges at unprecedented speed.
We’re working to create that world, and we’re doing it in a way that we’ll be proud of in years to come: diverse, inclusive, and sustainable.
Oxford Science Enterprises. For all our tomorrows.
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