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University venturing in the wake of the WeWork saga
With VC investors contemplating failure at WeWork, universities could stand to benefit from their reputation in science, technology and business.
Corporate briefing: CVC in 2019
SoftBank and WeWork cast the biggest shadow, but the year saw a raft of huge corporate-backed IPOs while fintech and Latin America each had a big 12 months.
Figuring out the future at AI@Oxford
University of Oxford held its inaugural artificial intelligence-focused conference last month, bringing together investors and the world’s foremost researchers in the area.
Cracking the quantum puzzle
Academic research towards quantum computing and other quantum technologies is beginning to pay dividends, but continued progress will rely on strong cooperation between academic, industry and government partners.
Setting up records – an analysis of 2019’s first half
Global University Venturing's analysis of the second quarter of 2019 shows increased investment activity as the year progresses and record-breaking amounts generated through exits.
When worlds collide – CVC interest in spinouts
Steady is the assessment that comes to mind, rather than remarkable, when probing the year-on-year direction of corporate venture capital investment in university spinouts.
Analysis: Slow and steady does it in the first quarter
The first quarter of 2019 may not have broken records, but it puts the year on track for a solid performance after the historic successes of the previous 12 months.
Changing attitudes – sustainability, nutrition and wellness
Perspectives on sustainability and wellbeing are changing in response to health and environmental challenges, offering an opportunity to university-linked businesses.

Other News

War on cancer – is the end in sight?
GUV reporter Callum Cyrus takes an in-depth look at oncology spinouts four years after Global University Venturing first looked at the sector in detail, and finds there is much to be optimistic about.
UC entrepreneur startup showcase
Event review: University of California Entrepreneur (UC) Startup Showcase
Holding hands with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
Editor Thierry Heles reports from Autm’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas
It’s not about the money
Lessons from the GUV Summit in Houston, Texas, this month
The challenge of battery tech investment
A range of new materials and technologies could yield vastly improved batteries for purposes including electric vehicles and grid storage. 
Figures show university venturing is booming
Our prediction that we would see the highest number of deals yet in a calendar year has come true with another quarter still ahead of us.

Editor's Picks

Cracking the quantum puzzle
Academic research towards quantum computing and other quantum technologies is beginning to pay dividends, but continued progress will rely on strong cooperation between academic, industry and government partners.
When worlds collide – CVC interest in spinouts
Steady is the assessment that comes to mind, rather than remarkable, when probing the year-on-year direction of corporate venture capital investment in university spinouts.
Holding hands with the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
Editor Thierry Heles reports from Autm’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas
It’s not about the money
Lessons from the GUV Summit in Houston, Texas, this month
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