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About Old College Capital

About us

OCC invests on behalf of the University of Edinburgh. We aim to responsibly support UoE research, staff and students through venture investment activity and achieve commercial returns to enable the fund to become evergreen.
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Deliver financial returns

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Invest responsibly

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Demonstrate commitment behind research staff and students

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Attract further investment

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Achieve exits

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Impact student experience

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Support employment

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Assist venture strategy

Day-to-day management of the fund is undertaken by OCC’s investment management team that sits within Edinburgh Innovations, and investment decisions by the OCC Investment Committee which is made up of industry experts.

Management team

Day-to-day management of the fund is undertaken by the OCC management team, which sit within Edinburgh Innovations.

The OCC management team also manages Edinburgh Technology Fund (ETF).

Andrea Young

Andrea Young

Head of Investment


Simon Durrant

Simon Durrant

Investment Manager


Katharine Fox

Investment Analyst



Investment committee

Investment decisions are made by a committee of industry experts.

Hamish Mair

Hamish Mair (Chair)

Catherine Martin

Catherine Martin

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie

Simon Best

Prof Simon Best

Sandy McKinnon

Sandy McKinnon

To find out more about OCC and how we can help please see our annual review, or contact us directly on OCC@ei.ed.ac.uk