Staff Services Student Enterprise

Work With Us

Companies and investors choose to work with us because we are an experienced, collaborative and supportive investor, committed to driving positive impact.

Our purpose

We invest on behalf of the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top universities and a globally recognised brand. OCC manages the University's early-stage investment activities and shareholdings holistically, to support the most exciting ideas and technologies emerging from the University.

Expertise and networks

We leverage the expertise and networks of the University of Edinburgh and our ecosystem, and build strong relationships with a diverse range of investors, to support our portfolio companies at all stages.

Specialist experience

We are specialist investment professionals with significant transaction and exit experience. Our supportive and driven team works to demanding deadlines, to make it happen.

Impact focus

We are a fair and responsible investor, working together with our portfolio and co-investors. We invest in impactful ideas across sectors; supporting portfolio companies in AI; cleantech and agtech; biotech, medtech and therapeutics; and many other areas.

Patient support

We’re in it for the long-term, with returns reinvested to support the next generation of ambitious companies. We do not charge arrangement, research or ongoing monitoring fees on invested funds.

If you'd like to receive more information about our initiatives and eligibility 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.