IP Group (previously Imperial Innovations) was founded in 1986 as the technology transfer office of Imperial College London and was admitted to the AIM of the London Stock Exchange in 2006. Until 2011, IP Group invested only in companies based on intellectual property developed at Imperial College. In January of that year, the company raised £140 million to invest in businesses built on intellectual property developed at or associated with the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and University College London, in addition to Imperial College London. Since admission to AIM in 2006, we have raised over £200 million to invest in and grow technology and healthcare businesses based on pioneering academic research. IP Group have invested over £121 million in this time, and their portfolio of companies has raised over £408 million.