IP Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company that is engaged in developing science and technology businesses. The Company operates through two segments: University partnership business and Venture capital fund management. The University partnership business segment is engaged in the commercialization of intellectual property through the formation of long-term partner relationships with universities. The Venture capital fund management segment is engaged in the management of venture funds focusing on the United Kingdom's early-stage technology companies and the provision of corporate finance advice. The Company has its presence in four markets, which include the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand, and China. Its sector includes life sciences, deep technology and clean technology within the United Kingdom. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include IP2IPO Limited, Top Technology Ventures Limited, IP2IPO Asia-Pacific Limited and Parkwalk Advisors Limited.