Welcome to CIC
Building high-growth technology companies in Europe's innovation capital.
Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) combines a unique relationship with the University of Cambridge with deep financial and industry links to build leading businesses out of the rapidly growing, intellectual property rich companies from the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge ecosystem.
CIC is a preferred investor for the University of Cambridge. CIC’s unique relationship with Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, provides it with exceptional access to University of Cambridge spin-outs.
CIC is predominantly, but not exclusively, focused on building life science and technology businesses, combining innovative technology, talented researchers and experienced entrepreneurs. CIC aims to support businesses through to maturity. This is a process which requires patience: technology businesses which grow to a billion-dollar valuation in the UK have, on average, taken over eight years to reach that valuation.
CIC has a balanced and experienced Board and has access to many of the Cambridge ecosystems' leading academics and entrepreneurs though its Scientific Advisory Panel. Together, CIC’s Board, Panel and senior management team have significant experience in technology entrepreneurship, much of it gained through commercialisation of technology in the area.
CIC has raised £275 million from investors to date. CIC plans to raise and manage external funds pursuing the same strategy.
CIC is committed to supporting category leading businesses based on brilliant technologies.