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DJS Antibodies

Life Sciences

www.djsantibodies.com
Building a pipeline of unique assets enabled by a world-leading platform for antibody discovery.

CEO

David Llewellyn

Company created

November 2016

Academic founders

David Llewellyn

PhD
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Joe Illingworth

Postdoctoral Researcher
Nuffield Department of Science
University of Oxford

Alloyed

Deep tech

www.oxmet-technologies.com
Innovative alloy design for aerospace, automotive, industrial and biomedical applications.

CEO

Michael Holmes

Company created

July 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Roger Reed

Professor of Engineering Science & Materials
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Dr. David Crudden

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Dr. Enrique Alabort Martinez

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Fauzan Adziman

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Yilun Gong

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

Bibliu

AI & Software

bibliu.com/#
Digital textbook delivery and collaboration platform for students, faculty and publishers.

CEO

Dave Sherwood

Company created

March 2017

PQShield

AI & Software

pqshield.com
Defining the next generation of cryptography.

CEO

Ali El Kaafarani

Company created

July 2018

Academic founder

Ali El Kaafarani

Postdoctoral Researcher
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford

Oxford Ionics

Deep tech

www.oxionics.com
Creating high performance quantum computers by combining trapped ions with a unique noiseless electronic qubit control technology.

CEO

Tom Harty

Company created

April 2019

Academic founders

Dr. Chris Ballance

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Dr. Tom Harty

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Oxford VR

Healthtech

ovrhealth.com
Virtual reality for therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders.

Company created

December 2016

Academic founder

Prof. Daniel Freeman

Professor of Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Oxford

Orbit Discovery

Life Sciences

www.orbitdiscovery.com
Peptide drug discovery for chronic diseases.

CEO

Alex Batchelor

Company created

November 2015

Academic founders

Prof. Terry Rabbitts

Professor of Molecular Biology
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Graham Ogg

Professor of Dermatology
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

OMass Therapeutics

Life Sciences

omass.com
Harnessing high-resolution native mass spectrometry to drive drug discovery for immunology and genetic disease.

CEO

Ros Deegan

Company created

March 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Dame Carol Robinson

Chair of Dr. Lee's Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Idlir Liko

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Hsin Yung "Jason" Yen

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Jonathan Hopper

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Quantum Motion Technologies

Deep tech

quantummotion.tech
Developing a scalable array of qubits based on the ubiquitous silicon technology already used in smartphones and computers.

CEO

James Palles-Dimmock

Company created

August 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Simon Benjamin

Professor of Quantum Technologies
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

Prof. John Morton

Professor of Nanoelectronics & Nanophotonics
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
University College London

Perspectum Diagnostics

Life Sciences

perspectum.com
Digital technologies that help clinicians to provide better care for patients with liver disease.

CEO

Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Company created

April 2013

Academic founders

Prof. Sir Michael Brady

Professor of Oncological Imaging
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Dr Rajarshi Banerjee

Postdoctoral Researcher
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Dr Matthew Robson

Visiting Scientist
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

PepGen

Life Sciences

pepgen.com
Unlocking the potential of oligo-based and gene therapies by leveraging the drug delivery capabilities of innovative peptide technology.

CEO

Caroline Godfrey

Company created

March 2018

Academic founders

Caroline Godfrey

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Oxford

Prof. Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Paediatrics
University of Oxford

Michael Gait

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
University of Cambridge

Lab282

Accelerator

www.lab282.org
A biopharma accelerator programme that aggregates the best Oxford single asset small molecule programmes under one roof. Partners include OUI, Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS).

CEO

Thomas Hecke (Programme Director)

Launched

November 2016

Zegami

AI & Software

zegami.com
AI-powered image analysis platform for large and complex data sets.

CEO

Roger Noble

Company created

January 2016

Academic founder

Stephen Taylor

MRC WIMM Group Leader
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

SpyBiotech

Life Sciences

www.spybiotech.com
Utilising unique protein superglue technology to develop vaccines against infectious disease and cancer.

CEO

Prof Sumi Biswas

Company created

March 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Mark Howarth

Professor of Protein Nanotechnology
Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford

Prof. Simon Draper

Professor of Vaccinology and Translational Medicine
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Sumi Biswas

Associate Professor of Vaccinology
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Jing Jin

Postdoctoral Researcher
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Vaccitech

Life Sciences

www.vaccitech.co.uk
Harnessing T cell immunotherapy to treat and prevent infectious disease and cancer.

CEO

Bill Enright

Company created

March 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Adrian Hill

Professor of Human Genetics
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Sarah Gilbert

Professor of Vaccinology
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Util

Deep tech

www.util.co
A new way to quantify the social and environmental impact of listed companies using machine learning.

CEO

Patrick Wood Uribe

Company created

February 2019

Proxisense

Deep tech

www.proxisense.com
Sensing solutions for data analytics in extreme industrial applications.

CEO

Ian Reid

Company created

October 2016

Academic founder

Prof. Kam Chana

Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

ONI

Life Sciences

oni.bio
Creators of the Nanoimager, the world's first desktop-sized super-resolution microscope.

CEO

Bo Jing

Company created

May 2016

Academic founder

Bo Jing

Researcher
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Oxford Flow

Deep tech

oxford-flow.com
Small and light pressure control valves for water, oil and gas, reducing leaks and emissions and delivering smarter, more precise control.

CEO

Neil Poxon

Company created

September 2015

Academic founders

Prof. Tom Povey

Professor of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Dr. Matt Collins

PhD
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Mixergy

Deep tech

www.mixergy.co.uk
Flexible and efficient domestic hot water cylinder. Delivers energy savings for the consumer and opportunities for suppliers to participate in the Demand Side Response markets.

CEO

Pete Armstrong

Company created

April 2015

Academic founders

Pete Armstrong

PhD
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Ren Kang

PhD
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Prof. Malcolm McCulloch

Professor in Engineering Science
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Evox Therapeutics

Life Sciences

www.evoxtherapeutics.com
Harnessing and engineering the natural delivery capabilities of exosomes to develop an entirely novel class of biotherapeutics.

CEO

Antonin de Fougerolles

Company created

April 2016

Academic founder

Prof. Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Paediatrics
University of Oxford

Odqa

Deep tech

www.odqa.com
The world's cheapest on-demand solar power.

CEO

Gediz Karaca

Company created

February 2018

Academic founder

Prof. Peter Ireland

Professor of Turbomachinery
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Brill Power

Deep tech

www.brillpower.com
Active battery management technology that extends lifetime by up to 60%.

CEO

Christoph Birkl

Company created

November 2017

Academic founders

Christoph Birkl

PhD
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Damien Frost

PhD
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Adrien Bizeray

PhD
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Animal Dynamics

Deep tech

www.animal-dynamics.com
Autonomous, super-efficient drones inspired by evolutionary biomechanics and designed with AI.pepgen

CEO

Alex Caccia

Company created

April 2015

Academic founder

Prof. Adrian Thomas

Professor of Biomechanics
Department of Zoology
University of Oxford

Opsydia

Deep tech

opsydia.com
Designing next-generation adaptive laser marking facilities for security and authentication.

CEO

Andrew Rimmer

Company created

September 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Martin Booth

Professor of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Patrick Salter

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Caristo Diagnostics

Healthtech

www.caristo.com
Revolutionary inflammation-based approach to cardiovascular risk prediction and patient stratification.

CEO

Cheerag Shirodaria

Company created

July 2018

Academic founders

Prof. Stefan Neubauer

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Charalambos Antoniades

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Keith Channon

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Genomics PLC

Life Sciences

www.genomicsplc.com
Using genomic insights to find new drug targets for serious diseases.

CEO

Prof. Peter Donnelly

Company created

March 2014

Academic founders

Prof. Peter Donnelly

Professor of Statistical Science
Wellcome Centre Human Genetics
University of Oxford

Prof. Gil Mcvean

Professor of Statistical Genetics
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Chris Spencer

Postdoctoral Researcher
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Gerton Lunter

Associate Professor of Genome Biology
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Covatic

AI & Software

covatic.com
Privacy-preserving mobile media personalisation.

CEO

Nick Pinks

Company created

January 2017

Base Genomics

Life Sciences

www.basegenomics.com
The new gold standard in DNA methylation sequencing.

CEO

Oliver Waterhouse

Company created

June 20 (inception 2018)

Academic founders

Yibin Liu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of Oxford

Chunxiao Song

Principle Investigator
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
University of Oxford

Bodle Technologies

Deep tech

www.bodletechnologies.com
Opening up the possibilities of reflective displays, using phase change materials for low-power screens that can be read as easily as paper in sunlight.

CEO

Mike Clary

Company created

November 2015

Academic founders

Prof. Harish Bhaskaran

Professor of Applied Nanomaterials
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

Peiman Hosseini

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

First Light Fusion

Deep tech

firstlightfusion.com
Creating baseload clean energy using inertial confinement fusion.

CEO

Nicholas Hawker

Company created

July 2011

Academic founders

Prof. Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
University College London

Dr. Nicholas Hawker

PhD
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Edtopia

AI & Software

www.edtopia.io
Using all the tricks of the ad-tech industry to deliver adaptive learning education content to kids.

CEO

Toby Staveley

Company created

August 2018

Academic founders

Prof Francis Brown

Professor of Mathematics
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford

Iota Sciences

Life Sciences

www.iotasciences.com
The one-size-fits-all solution for single-cell cloning.

CEO

Ed Walsh

Company created

September 2016

Academic founder

Ed Walsh

Associate Professor in Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

EnzBond

Life Sciences

www.enzbond.com
The first computation-only enzyme development platform.

CEO

Alina Rakhimova

Company created

November 2016

Academic founders

Alina Rakhimova

PhD
Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford

Robert Simion

PhD
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Mind Foundry

AI & Software

www.mindfoundry.ai
Separating the signal from the noise. No-code, fast-build Machine Learning platform for data-rich analysts in financial services.

CEO

Brian Mullins

Company created

February 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Stephen Roberts

Professor of Machine Learning
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Prof. Michael A Osborne

Professor of Machine Learning
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Ultromics

Healthtech

www.ultromics.com
AI interpretation of ultrasound imaging to detect and guide treatment of cardiovascular disease

CEO

Ross Upton

Company created

May 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Paul Leeson

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Ross Upton

PhD
Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility
University of Oxford

Metaboards

Deep tech

www.metaboards.com
Wireless power and data transfer using metamaterials.

CEO

Nedko Ivanov

Company created

December 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Chris Stevens

Associate Professor in Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Prof. Ekaterina Shamonina

Professor of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

Theolytics

Life Sciences

www.theolytics.com
Identifying the most effective viruses to combat disease and kill cancer using Darwinian selection pressures.

CEO

Charlotte Casebourne

Company created

December 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Len Seymour

Professor of Gene Therapies
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Margaret Duffy

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Kerry Fisher

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Latent Logic

AI & Software

Imitation learning to create realistic human drivers for the simulations that power all AV platforms.

CEO

Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Company created

February 2018

Acquired December 2019 by

Academic founders

Prof. Shimon Whiteson

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Dr João Messias

Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Informatics
University of Amsterdam

Oxford HighQ

Deep tech

www.oxfordhighq.com
Developing next-generation chemical and nanoparticle sensors.

CEO

Mark Vosloo

Company created

June 2018

Academic founders

Prof. Jason Smith

Professor of Photonic Materials and Devices
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

Prof. Claire Vallance

Professor of Physical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Scenic Biotech

Life Sciences

www.scenicbiotech.com
Applying a novel approach to target discovery by harnessing genetic suppressors.

CEO

Oscar Izeboud

Company created

March 2017

Academic founder

Sebastian Nijman

Associate Professor of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Oxford Quantum Circuits

Deep tech

oxfordquantumcircuits.com
Home of the Coaxmon, the UK’s most advanced quantum computer.

CEO

Ilana Wisby

Company created

June 2017

Academic founders

Dr. Peter Leek

Lecturer
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

1715 Labs

AI & Software

www.1715labs.com
Crowdsourced labelling of images, text, audio and video for developing AI systems.

CEO

Daniel McMahon

Company created

July 2018

Academic founder

Prof. Chris Lintott

Professor of Astrophysics/Citizen Science Lead
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

Orca Computing

Deep tech

www.orcacomputing.com
Building the first scalable and flexible quantum computer powered by photonics.

CEO

Richard Murray

Company created

December 2019

Academic founders

Dr. Josh Nunn

Reader
Department of Physics
University of Bath

Prof. Ian Walmsley FRS

Provost
Imperial College London

MacrophOx

Life Sciences

macrophox.com
Developing a new generation of cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.

Company created

March 2018

Academic founders

Prof. Len Seymour

Professor of Gene Therapies
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Kerry Fisher

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

Philip Jakeman

PhD
Department of Oncology
University of Oxford

YASA

Deep tech

www.yasa.com
Small and light electric motors and controllers for automotive, industrial, marine and aerospace.

CEO

Chris Harris

Company created

August 2009

Academic founder

Dr. Tim Woolmer

PhD
Department of Engineering
University of Oxford

Circadian Therapeutics

Healthtech

circadiantherapeutics.com
Therapeutics targeting serious diseases associated with circadian rhythm disruption.

CEO

Mark Sampson

Company created

September 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Russell Foster

Professor of Circadian Neuroscience
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Oxford

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Oxford

Sridhar Vasudevan

Lecturer
Department of Pharmacology
University of Oxford

Prof. Maarten De Vos

Associate Professor in Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

HEXR

AI & Software

hexr.com
3D-printed, custom helmets for the ultimate in protection and comfort.

CEO

James Cook

Company created

November 2018

Academic founder

Prof. Mark Miodownik

Professor of Materials and Society
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University College London

Osler Diagnostics

Healthtech

www.osler.careers
The universal point-of-care diagnostic platform with lab-grade sensitivity.

CEO

Connor Campbell

Company created

July 2016

Academic founder

Prof. Jason Davis

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

Oxford Semantic Technologies

AI & Software

www.oxfordsemantic.tech
Highly scalable graph database with best-in class reasoning performance.

CEO

Peter Crocker

Company created

March 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Ian Horrocks

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Prof. Bernardo Cuenca Grau

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Prof. Boris Motik

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Refeyn

Life Sciences

www.refeyn.com
A revolutionary way to analyze molecules using mass photometry, a technology that uses light to weigh molecules.

CEO

Prof. Philipp Kukura

Company created

August 2018

Academic founder

Prof. Philipp Kukura

Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Oxford

6D.ai

AI & Software

A cross-platform SDK for shared and persistent experiences in AR and spatial computing.

CEO

Matt Miesnieks

Company created

October 2017

Acquired March 2020 by

Academic founder

Prof. Victor Prisacariu

Associate Professor in Information Engineering
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford

MoA Technology

Deep tech

www.moa-technology.com
Discovering the next generation of sustainable herbicide chemistries using an in vivo plant model.

CEO

Haydn Parry (Exec Chair, Interim CEO)

Company created

October 2017

Academic founders

Prof. Liam Dolan

Professor of Botany
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford

Clément Champion

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford

Nucleome Therapeutics

Life Sciences

www.nucleome.com
Technology that can determine the 3D structure of DNA, decoding the function of the ‘dark' genome – the 98% which lies outside of protein coding regions.

CEO

Danuta Jeziorska

Company created

August 2019

Academic founders

Prof. Jim Hughes

Professor of Gene Regulation
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

Danuta Jeziorska

Postdoctoral Researcher
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

James Davies

Clinician Scientist
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford

DiffBlue

AI & Software

www.diffblue.com
AI superpowers for software developers starting with automatic unit-test generation.

CEO

Matthew Lodge

Company created

March 2016

Academic founders

Prof. Daniel Kroening

Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

Peter Schrammel

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Computer Science
University of Oxford

MiroBio

Life Sciences

www.mirobio.com
Harnessing the natural control mechanisms of the immune system for patients suffering from auto-immune diseases.

CEO

Eliot Charles (Exec Chair, Interim CEO)

Company created

April 2019

Academic founders

Prof. Richard Cornall

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Oxford

Prof. Simon Davis

Professor of Molecular Immunology
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Oxford

StEP

Accelerator

unistep.org
Matching the brightest minds in Oxford with intellectual property to accelerate company creation.

Biobeats

Healthtech

Manage your mental health better with data and analytics from wearables.

CEO

David Plans

Company created

June 2014

Acquired April 2020 by

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