Members have invested several million pounds in more than 50 live portfolio companies in Europe's leading technology cluster, Cambridge, London, Oxford: "The Golden Triangle". Membership is an application process, usually by way of introduction through existing members.

The Group is a Syndicate Member of the UK Business Angels Association and one of our members is the 2016 "Angel Investor of the Year".

We are a growing organisation offering a platform for private investors around the world to invest in the top European technology centre. Successes include Bookham Technology, nCipher, and AIM listings of ITM Power and Bango. More recently, portfolio company Phonetic Arts was acquired by Google in December 2010, and Ubisense listed on AIM in June 2011, giving attractive capital returns to our members. During 2016 members have already enjoyed three successful exits with Touchtype/Swiftkey being sold to Microsoft, Cambridge CMOS Sensors being sold to Austrian Microsystems (AMS), Expedeon merger with Sygnis AG and a fourth on the way.

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October 2016

CCG International launch

CCG International was launched in 2015 as a forum for expatriate investors to access the CCG deal flow in Cambridge; we now have 30 international members based mainly in the Channel Islands. CCG takes promising investment opportunities and portfolio companies to the Channel Islands twice a year to pitch to our members on Jersey and Guernsey.


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June 2016

Sale of portfolio company, Cambridge CMOS Sensors

The second exit of the year so far from the Cambridge Capital Group portfolio, sees Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCMOSS) sold to Austrian Microsystems (ams), the manufacturer of high performance sensors. CCMOSS is a spinout from Cambridge University which has been developing micro hotplate structures for gas sensing and infrared applications.

CCG members invested in three funding rounds, led by Cambridge Enterprise, the tech transfer agency for the university, and earned an attractive multiple of capital invested from the all cash transaction.


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March 2016

Cambridge Capital Group portfolio company sold to Microsoft

AI business Touchtype Limited, developer of Swiftkey, the world beating predictive keyboard app, has been acquired by Microsoft in a cash deal worth $250 million. Angel investors from Cambridge Capital Group enjoyed a high financial return of almost ten times their capital investment Members of Cambridge Capital Group had first invested in the business in 2011 after inviting it to pitch at quarterly investment event when it was a fledgling start-up, and continued to support the company in subsequent capital funding rounds alongside major institutional investors including Octopus and Index.