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umip logoThe University of Manchester Intellectual Properties ( has created "Investor Search," a specialist search engine for anyone seeking funding or particular knowledge of a company in the Venture Capital (VC) community. Investor Search is unique because in just one simple step, it allows users to search the content of all the websites for the 300 venture capital and private equity firms operating in the UK, or to search the websites of 350 venture capital firms in the USA, or to search the web sites of 1400 other VCs internationally.

This site indexes the contents of these 2000+ websites that operate in different regions of the world. For instance, if you are looking for an investor with a specific investment track record, or an investor with a portfolio investment in a particular area, this search engine is a very simple solution to identify candidate investors.

The site is completely free to use and requires no registration or log-in. It is as simple as using Google, but with the rest of the internet content ignored.

As a specialist search engine, it is believed to be the first of its kind.

UMIP is a Limited Company wholly owned by The University of Manchester, with the specific role of commercialization of the intellectual property of the university.

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NOTE: Original article first seen in BFW News (