Author(s): Miranda Weston-Smith
Publication Date: 05th October 2023

The University of Cambridge has participated in venture capital to invest in technologies emanating in the University since the 1980s.  This paper explores its roles and how investment has grown.  The University’s role ranges through investing into a fund alongside others, leading or co-leading on a fund and serving as the bond linking alumni investors into a fund.

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This is an original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance on 3 May 2023, available at