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Google Ventures Invests In Oxford Sciences Innovation

How does Google capitalize on emerging technology without building a startup? Have its investment arm infuse money in Oxford Sciences Innovation PLC, a company that funds spinoffs from Oxford University’s tech and science departments. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google Ventures' European branch has invested in the university. The investment would fund startups spun out of the research conducted at the university's mathematical, physical, life-sciences and medical-sciences divisions. The WSJnotes that Google last year acquired two artificial intelligence companies spun out of Oxford: Dark Blue Labs and Vision Factory. 

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