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Built by founders, for founders. Every single aspect of Digital Science is focused on helping game-changing founders succeed, building businesses that rewire the world of research for the better, for as many people as possible. We want to reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. By bringing our combined experience together, we provide access to an unrivalled array of knowledge, contacts, skills and capital.

Our Catalyst programme has received a wide-ranging set of proposals – from lab-automation tools and artificial intelligence approaches to just about every part of the research cycle and even a special blockchain prize. Several Digital Science investments have come either directly or indirectly out of the Catalyst programme, including Overleaf, Ripeta, Scismic, TetraScience and Writefull.

We support a diverse set of businesses, markets and leaders

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Got a really early stage idea?

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Following a decade of running Catalyst we’ve decided to hit pause while we look at refreshing the format. When we set up the grant there were few options available to early-stage founders, but in the interim, a number of similar grants have become available. As we have matured ourselves, we think we need a fresh approach.

Are you a later-stage company?


We support later-stage companies with growth capital and acquire profitable businesses with the potential to be leaders in their domestic or international market. We are experienced investors and we want to help not hinder. Our approach is flexible on the transaction size and the shareholding in the company.

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Steve Scott | Director of Portfolio Development

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