Equity Investment
into UK Spinouts 2022

For the third year in a row, we've collaborated with Parkwalk to analyse equity investment into UK spinouts, to discover where funding is coming from and which companies are securing it.

Equity investment into UK spinouts 2022

Academic spinouts are vital to the high-growth ecosystem, commercialising valuable and innovative intellectual property created in UK universities.

Over the last 10 years, more than a thousand of these companies have secured equity funding, and 2021 was the biggest year yet for the total amount invested.

In this report, we examine spinout equity deals by stage of evolution, as well as the top universities, deals and investors of 2021. We also explore spinout exits and international investment.

Here’s a sneak peek inside

UK vs foreign investment into spinouts

About the authors

henry whorwood

Henry leads Beauhurst’s Research & Consultancy, and is an expert on equity finance and high-growth business. He has worked on briefs for clients including Barclays, SyndicateRoom, Innovate UK, Smith & Williamson and the British Business Bank. He regularly gives presentations on finance and market trends at events around the UK. Henry studied Classics at the University of Oxford.


Daniel robinson

Daniel conducts data manipulation, visualisation and analysis as part of the Research & Consultancy team. He has a background in business analysis and commercial copywriting in Australia and the United Kingdom. Daniel has previously worked at The Sunday Times Fast Track, Oxford University Press, and advertising network MullenLowe Group.

Freya Hyde

Freya performs data analysis and visualisation in the Research & Consultancy team, with a focus on design, and has worked on projects for Barclays, EY and JP Morgan. She holds a BA in History (International) from the University of Leeds, which included a year at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Alice Williams

Alice Williams

Alice executes statistical analysis and data visualisation for the Research & Consultancy team. Prior to joining Beauhurst, Alice read Law at Durham University, where she acquired both an undergraduate degree (LLB) and a Masters of Jurisprudence.

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