Lancaster University has signed a partnership with venture capital firm Campus Capital to bring investment to the region and strengthen Lancashire’s start-up ecosystem.
Campus Capital will invest between £50,000 and £200,000 in early-stage, high-growth potential companies, both on and off campus.
All companies within the Lancashire region will be eligible to pitch, not just those run by students, graduates and staff.
Michael Howe, founding partner of Campus Capital, says the firm has always had an external focus, receiving the majority of pitches from companies that have no link to their partner universities.
“There are a lot of investable companies already out there in the region so this isn’t about helping to create new start-ups,” he said.
“Our focus is on making sure these existing start-ups who are already doing great things get the investment they need to scale.
“Our connection with world-renowned universities such as Lancaster makes us particularly well-placed to support companies within the science and technology sectors.”
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