Webinar: Under the Hood – Working with VCs of Life Science Company Formation

Starting companies out of universities is a complex endeavor, but startups can get a head start when done in conjunction with a company formation investor. In this webinar, we heard from three company formation investors in the life sciences: Each investor described their fund thesis, what they look for in opportunities arising from academic institutions,…

Webinar: Ask a VC (2023)

Do you have a burning question on venture capital you need answered? Join OUP for our fourth annual ‘Ask a VC’ webinar, a session where our partner TTOs can ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment. Since the…

Webinar: Ask a VC (2022)

In OUP’s third annual ‘Ask a VC’ webinar, our partner TTOs ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment. The purpose of this webinar is to answer your questions on venture capital and startups. Query areas include: – What…

Webinar: Ask a VC (2021)

Have a burning question on venture capital you need answered? In OUP’s second annual ‘Ask a VC’ webinar, our partner TTOs ask Managing Partners Marc Singer and Bill Harrington anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment.

Angel & Accelerator Funding: Continuing the Conversation

In late 2020, OUP hosted a webinar on Angel and Accelerator Funding for University Startups. We reconnected with two of the panelists, Ashok Kamal, Executive Director of Tech Coast Angels, and Jun Axup, Chief Science Officer and Partner of IndieBio, to continue the conversation about angel and accelerator funding in addition to answering some follow-up…

Webinar: Friends & Family Funding for University Startups

For startups in their earliest stages, friends & family is one of the common forms of startup funding out there. This is often the best chance to secure money to launch your startup. But what does it really mean to accept capital from friends & family for your startup? How does it impact your cap table, and what are the implications for later rounds raised from VCs and other institutional investors?

TTO Strategic Communication Tactics with VCs

As a VC firm partnered with over 100 universities, we get the question from Tech Transfer Offices (TTOs) all the time — how can we best communicate with VCs? While investors have directed more attention to universities for deal flow in recent years (see bar graph below), most VCs don’t have a singular focus on…

Webinar: Life Science Corporate Venture Capital

Corporate VCs have played a crucial role in financing life sciences companies for decades, but have you ever wondered what, if anything, makes them different from institutional venture capital funds? Join us for this webinar as we talk to a panel of investors at industry-leading CVC funds to learn more about their strategies, investment criteria, and how they measure success.