With VC investors contemplating failure at WeWork, universities could stand to benefit from their reputation in science, technology and business.
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.
University of Oxford held its inaugural artificial intelligence-focused conference last month, bringing together investors and the world’s foremost researchers in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perspectives on sustainability and wellbeing are changing in response to health and environmental challenges, offering an opportunity to university-linked businesses.