The University of Sheffield partners with Campus Capital to invest thousands into Sheffield City Region startups

23rd November 2017

The University of Sheffield has signed a partnership with venture capital firm, Campus Capital, to bring investment to the region and further strengthen Sheffield City Region's startup ecosystem.

Campus Capital will invest between £50k-200k in early-stage, high-growth potential companies, both on and off campus. All companies within the Sheffield City Region are eligible to pitch, not just those run by students, graduates and staff. Investment in the north of England tech sector has increased over the last 10 years, with the most significant growth happening in the last three years, according to an Investment Index report from Tech North. Last year £201.2m was invested in the north, which represents a rise of 916% from £19.8m in 2007. This new partnership aims to shine even more of a spotlight on the entrepreneurial activity taking place in Sheffield City Region, and increase opportunities for those companies to collaborate with the university, and stay and grow in the region. Campus Capital is open for applications now. To pitch for investment, submit your pitchdeck at https://www.campuscapital.vc/pitch-us/ About Campus Capital Campus Capital is an external-facing, on-campus VC (Venture Capital) firm in the UK and builds early stage, growth focused investment funds for some of the country's leading universities. These funds are part-run by active students with the guidance and supervision of the Campus Capital board. Its unique structure enables it to be part of the fabric of each university and to nurture entrepreneurial talent before making any investment. For further information see www.campuscapital.vc. It's current University Partnerships include The University of Sheffield, University of Manchester and Lancaster University.

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