Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund that invests exclusively in startups that are commercializing university research.

At OUP, we firmly believe that universities provide an unparalleled innovation engine to launch disruptive startups. Hence, we have partnered with over 65 of the most entrepreneurial universities and research centers to invest in their startups, and share part of our profits with those institutions to further promote the university entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our investment strategy is built on the following premises:

    • Partner with passionate entrepreneurs and premier researchers who have disruptive technologies addressing large market opportunities
    • Invest across all sectors of university commercialization, including Information Technology, Energy, Materials, and Life Science
    • Invest across all stages of company development, seed through growth equity, with $5-6 million per investment
    • Preference to syndicate with top-tier venture capital funds, but will lead in select circumstances

We believe that our singular focus on university startups, familiarity in working with technology transfer offices, $100 million in investment capital, and broad network uniquely position our fund as a preferred partner in university-originated startups.