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FPC & 8GT sign 3bn RMB MOU during PM's trip to China

  • FPC & 8GT sign one of the biggest ever single commitments to British innovation

  • Shenzen Qian Hai Sunflower Financial Services and Jian Xin Tian Ran Investment Management will in principle invest 3 billion RMB ($470 million)

  • Boosts healthcare innovation and bio-technology collaboration between the UK and China

The agreement was signed during UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s state visit to China and witnessed by Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox.

Douglas Hansen-Luke, Executive Chairman at Future Planet Capital, said: “We are honoured to support 8GT’s leading scientists and delighted to be part of a consortium receiving China's biggest ever single investment into foreign IP. This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to accelerating innovation in leading centres of innovation around the world. This collaborative effort is unique: we look forward to working together closely to fund the companies of the future addressing global challenges today."



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Align17 Announce Future Planet Capital as Founding Investment Partner

Future Planet Capital, the world’s first global platform to invest in leading universities and the “centres of innovation” that surround them, was today announced as a founding investment partner of Align17 at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Align17, a private impact investment platform that offers vetted co-investment opportunities to private wealth alongside world-class impact investors, will work to connect the $63.5tn of private wealth to the world-changing companies emerging from Future Planet Capital’s portfolio. FPC will offer the platform an unrivalled level of access to alumni and growth stage companies from Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford, Tsinghua and the University of California through its series of partnerships. 

Georgie Benardete, Co-Founder at Align 17, commented: "We are incredibly excited to have Future Planet Capital as one of our founding investment partners. Through their distinct set of university partnerships, they will bring unique opportunities for our private clients to achieve impact at scale through innovation."

 

Future Planet Capital Pledge up to £30m for Tsinghua University Spinouts

FPC Chairman, Lord Norman Foster and Executive Chairman, Douglas Hansen-Luke present x-lab's Bluepha with the 2017 Future Planet Award for Sustainable Growth.

FPC Chairman, Lord Norman Foster and Executive Chairman, Douglas Hansen-Luke present x-lab's Bluepha with the 2017 Future Planet Award for Sustainable Growth.

Future Planet Capital (FPC), a London-based investor which funds innovative startups, has announced it will invest up to £30m in businesses spinning out from China's Tsinghua University.

Tsinghua University's X-lab is a platform which supports and facilitates startups founded by Tsinghua alumni, students or faculties. Since its launch in 2013, it has worked with more than 1190 project teams and incorporated over 480 companies.

FPC's investments will be focused on the ideas working to profitably tackle global challenges such as climate change, education, health and security.

Future Planet Capital announces Partnership with Owl Ventures

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Future Planet Capital, the world’s first global platform to invest in leading universities and the “centres of innovation” that surround them, announces a limited partnership investment in Owl Ventures, a world-leading venture capital fund that invests in education technology companies. Owl Ventures will be Future Planet Capital’s strategic partner in the education sector.

Based in San Francisco and founded in 2014, Owl Ventures closed its $185m second fund in October 2017. Owl Ventures has invested in numerous fast growing transformative companies such as Accelerate Learning, a comprehensive digital PreK-12 STEM curriculum; Lingo Live, a language and communications programme; Quizlet, one of the largest educational platforms in the world; and RaiseMe, an online scholarship platform.