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OCC Ventures

OCC Ventures invests in the most exciting seed to Series A companies associated with the University of Edinburgh.

Accelerating growth

OCC Ventures backs ambitious founders and tech from across the University, to make positive impact at scale.

We follow a co-investment model to leverage support of high calibre lead investors. OCC Ventures is typically between 10–30% of the round, and is experienced at working collaboratively with a wide range of investors to accelerate success.

OCC Ventures is a supportive investor, in it for the long-term. We do not charge arrangement, research or ongoing monitoring fees on invested funds.

Eligibility criteria

OCC Ventures makes 5-10 new investments a year, with our first investment averaging £200k.

In order to be eligible for consideration, companies must:

  • have an appropriate association to the University of Edinburgh;
  • have an appropriate lead investment partner in place;
  • funding round within OCC's typical range; and
  • have provided a detailed business plan.

OCC considers investment into eligible companies following rigorous and transparent assessment criteria.

If you'd like to receive more information about OCC Ventures, including eligibility and assessment criteria, please contact our team

Our initiatives

We invest in companies from pre-seed to Series A stages, to accelerate the journey of startups and spinouts looking to make a positive impact on people and our planet.