Royal Society Enterprise Fund

The Royal Society Enterprise Fund ia a new initiative from the Royal Society (the UK Academy of Sciences) aimed at providing equity finance and other support to start up companies with outstanding commercial potential founded on excellent science and technology. Uniquely, the fund is financed by philanthropy and is designed to be evergreen, with all financial returns recycled into the fund to support future investments.

The operation of the fund builds on the strength and breadth of the Royal Society network of Fellows, Research Fellows and other relationships. As well as providing a continuing high-quality flow of investment opportunities, these networks support the fund with due diligence and other important advice. The objective for the Enterprise Fund is to become a financially successful contributor to early stage company support and a role model for the translation of excellent science for commercial and social benefit.