We have decades of specialist investment experience and close relationships with key players in the Oxford, Cambridge and other leading UK university ecosystems.

This enables us to select world-class, EIS-eligible, technology investment opportunities that are the product of innovative scientific development in these leading UK research institutions.

We pride ourselves on our active research-intensive strategy and the high quality of our due diligence, as well as the value we bring to our portfolio of world-leading spinout companies through our team’s specialist commercial knowledge and extensive network.

What is our EIS investment strategy?

Our highly experienced and dedicated team understand the potential commercial applications and unmet needs satisfied by innovative technologies from university research, as well as the intellectual property that protects their competitive positions.


What are university spinout companies?

Spinouts are companies formed to commercialise innovative research and technology which has been developed by leading university academic groups.


Why are spinout companies favourable EIS investment opportunities?

University spinouts receive significant assistance from the world-leading institutions they have emerged from, in terms of financial support and specialist legal, commercial and corporate expertise.


What is the Oxford Technology and Innovations EIS Fund (OTIF)?

OTIF is advised by OIC and invests in innovative EIS-eligible spinout companies from world-leading UK universities, with a specialist focus upon the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London. OTIF only invests in companies with strong IP which is usually protected by the parent university.


How does the UK university spinout ecosystem compare?

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in activities around the commercialisation of innovative, world-leading UK science and technology research. The Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London is home to most of the UK's leading technology companies, boasting four of the world’s top 10 universities.