Our MissionWe provide capital and support to spinouts that are commercializing the most exciting and groundbreaking scientific innovations emerging from the world’s greatest research institutions.
Our ApproachSince 2009, OUP has exclusively invested in startups spun out of university research.
Through a close relationship with the Technology Transfer Offices of 100 universities, we’ve backed over 125 of the best and most exciting companies based on university research.
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 have approximately $600M under management and we are currently investing out of a $273M fund launched in 2019.Partner With Us
How We HelpTransitioning technology to the market is hard, and our goal is to help startups benefit from the lessons we have learned in watching over 10,000 university spinouts succeed and fail.
Domain ExpertiseOur team has broad knowledge in deep technologies gained from backing 125+ startups founded by academics and researchers.
DedicationWe are exclusively focused on university startups and get involved early on, even before investing. Our steadfast university presence and consistent meetings with TTOs, PIs, and students on campus provides a unique perspective into nascent commercialization efforts.
ConnectionsWe are uniquely positioned at the nexus between university innovation and the venture capital ecosystem. We introduce promising startups to potential investors, hires, co-founders, customers, strategic partners, and complementary in-licensing technologies.
Company-FocusedWe work for our companies — not vice versa. Their priorities come first, and we are their partners in success.
Turning Technology Into ProductUniversity startups start with great technology and often struggle to find its optimal product application. We have lots of experience — and battle scars — converting technology into market-winning products that we can apply to our portfolio companies.
Tech Transfer ExpertiseWe bring unmatched expertise navigating the university entrepreneurial ecosystems, and building the foundational team and strategy to commercialize laboratory discoveries and innovation.
Diversity + Inclusivity
We strive to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of people of diverse backgrounds. We believe that enhanced business relationships, greater innovation, increased productivity, and better decision-making result from the diverse and inclusive culture we seek to foster.