We invest in startups developing pioneering technologies in partnership with the top research institutions in the US and abroad. Since 2009, OUP has been the most active venture capital investor in university startups. Through a deep relationship with almost 100 universities, we’ve backed over 90 of the best and most exciting companies based on university research. We work with entrepreneurs, scientists, and students who are integral to the university startup ecosystem’s success. Through our efforts, we seek to bring the discoveries of the world’s preeminent researchers to market. OUP has approximately $600M under management and is currently investing out of a $273M fund launched in 2019.
We invest in companies founded by scientists, academics, and students
Software, AI, Hardware, Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Diagnostics
Cutting edge technologies representing significant breakthroughs
Our years of experience and singular focus on deep technology and science-based startups uniquely position OUP as a preferred partner for entrepreneurs, scientists, and students.
We put our companies’ priorities first.
Our team has broad knowledge in deep technologies gained from backing over 90 startups founded by academics and researchers.
We introduce promising startups to potential customers, investors, hires, co-founders, and strategic partners.
We are exclusively focused on startups founded by scientists, academics, and students and get involved early on, even before writing our first check.
We have a steadfast university presence and frequently meet with scientists, academics, and students on campus.
Unmatched expertise navigating university tech transfer ecosystem.