Orbit Discovery Investor Group
Oxford Sciences Innovation
Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) is a science business builder. OSI builds world-changing businesses, bringing Oxford science to the world faster. Since 2015, OSI has worked with over 200 of Oxford’s leading academics to build a portfolio of more than 100 companies, worth over $2 billion, all based on Oxford science, created +1,500 new jobs and added +55,000 square-feet of laboratory and startup space; building on Oxford’s renowned research legacy to create a leading science ecosystem. The University of Oxford is home to some of the world’s most creative and innovative scientific thinkers and leaders, ranked #1 in the world for scientific research. OSI’s unique partnership grants unrivalled access to Oxford’s academics, research and IP within the Medical Sciences and Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions. We identify cutting-edge research, scientific breakthroughs and advances in technology capable of changing the world and turn these game-changing ideas into credible businesses. OSI’s portfolio of companies spans four sectors, Life Sciences, Deep Tech, Health Tech and Software & AI, tackling challenges like the diagnosis and treatment of devastating rare diseases and cancer, sustainability, nuclear fusion, quantum computing and cyber-security.
Borealis Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that partners with entrepreneurs driving innovation in healthcare and the Built Environment. The firm’s healthcare investing centres on life science platforms and digital health opportunities, and often involves commercializing university research. Current life science portfolio companies include Adimab (antibody discovery), Avitide (affinity purification), and Compass Therapeutics (immuno-oncology and autoimmune therapeutics).
Perivoli Innovations, which is wholly owned by the Perivoli Trust, invests in opportunities presented by the commercialisation of early stage life science, medical, digital, and other new technologies spinning mainly out of UK universities. It also invests in new businesses evolving around the digitalisation of money in East Africa. Its purpose is to fund the Perivoli Schools Trust which focuses on improving the quality of nursery schools in sub-Saharan Africa.
Oxford University Innovations
Ranked number one in the world in the 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings, Oxford is at the forefront of the full range of academic disciplines, including medical sciences; mathematical, physical and life sciences; humanities; and social sciences. As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, it has long traditions of scholarship, but is also forward-looking, creative and cutting-edge. Oxford is one of Europe’s most entrepreneurial universities: ranking first in the UK for university spinouts, with more than 200 companies created to date. It is also recognised as a leader in support for social enterprise.
RT Capital is a leading specialist investor in the commercialization of global university IP.