Parkwalk manages a portfolio of investments in world-class university spin-outs

Parkwalk is a leading investor in ‘hard science’ companies: commercialising the scientific discoveries made at the UK’s globally-ranked research universities.

Parkwalk is the UK’s most active investor in the university spin-out sector, and currently has over £250m of assets under management. We have invested in over 100 companies across our managed funds, including funds managed in conjunction with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol.
In 2017 Parkwalk joined forces with IP Group plc, a FTSE 250 listed company.

  • Four of the 10 top-rated universities in the world are based in the UK

  • As a Group we have relationships with the majority of the UK Russell Group Universities

  • 16% of the world’s most Highly Cited research papers are generated in the UK

  • Expenditure on UK Research & Development is set to expand to 2.4% of GDP

Parkwalk has invested in over 100 UK technology spin-outs. Over 1,000 patents protect their technology and processes, and the companies have raised in excess of £1bn of funding since 2010.

Parkwalk believes it has unparalleled access to some of the highest calibre innovation and IP generated within UK universities and research-intensive institutions through its strong position within the university commercialisation ecosystem and its relationships with university Technology Transfer Offices.

Named by Global University Venturing as the second most active investor in the global university spin-out sector in 2013-2017.
Since 2014, consistently named by Crunchbase and Beauhurst as one of the UK’s top 10 most active technology investors.
Winner of ‘Best EIS Fund Manager’ at the EIS Association Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018; Investment Week 2016-17 and 2018-19.

Meet the Parkwalk team

Combining our diverse range of skills and experience with integrity and transparency the Parkwalk team has an outstanding track record for supporting high-growth innovation that delivers returns.