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The ideas and conclusions in this blog are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oxford Capital Partners. They are for general interest only and should not be taken as investment advice or as an invitation to purchase or sell any investment.

Who needs pinhole cameras?

Barney Rhys Jones - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unfazed by cloud cover in Oxford, our Infrastructure team took in last week's eclipse by observing the impact on our portfolio of solar panels.  Read more ›

Rise of the wearables?

Will Orde - Monday, March 23, 2015

The tumbling cost of hardware development and manufacture is helping start-ups enter the wearable technology market in droves, and rapid growth is expected. But there are still other technological limitations for the wearables sector to overcome.  Read more ›

Crystal Ball 2015 - tech predictions for the year ahead

Will Laws - Friday, January 23, 2015

Each January, technology journalists and industry commentators are keen to share their predictions for the year ahead. What will be the big tech trends and developments in 2015? Here is our round-up of the best of the pundits’ guesses.  Read more ›

European VC is alive and well

Martyn Holman - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The general perception of the European VC landscape is often held to be that of a distant poor relation to the freneticism, ambition and volume of the US West Coast.  Read more ›

Will you love your Apple Watch, or keep it in a drawer?

Will Laws - Friday, September 26, 2014

The noise surrounding ‘wearable technology’ has built to a crescendo with the announcement of the Apple Watch, due to hit the shelves in early 2015. But will this be the moment that wearable technology finally hits the mainstream, or will most consumers decide they just don’t need any more gadgets in their lives?  Read more ›

Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS - still open for investment

Will Laws - Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS is open for new subscriptions, investing in a range of renewable energy and other infrastructure assets.   Read more ›

Ready, set, wait...

David Mott - Friday, June 27, 2014

A friend in a large PE house recently told me they listed one of their portfolio companies, "in just six weeks". Such boasts are frequent in the private equity world when stock markets are buoyant. But the claim hides the huge amount of hard work needed to get a business ready for a flotation.  Read more ›

A new dawn for video advertising?

Martyn Holman - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

MirriAd has announced a partnership with VEVO, an online music video channel that accounts for half of YouTube’s traffic. The deal represents the first step in a potential quantum leap for online digital advertising.  Read more ›

Tapes make a comeback

Will Laws - Friday, April 04, 2014

Why Big Data is increasing demand for an ageing technology.  Read more ›

Budget 2014 - how it affects EIS investments

Will Laws - Thursday, March 20, 2014

How will changes introduced in this year's Budget affect investments like the Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS?  Read more ›


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Who needs pinhole cameras?

Barney Rhys Jones - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unfazed by cloud cover in Oxford, our Infrastructure team took in last week's eclipse by observing the impact on our portfolio of solar panels.  Read more ›

Rise of the wearables?

Will Orde - Monday, March 23, 2015

The tumbling cost of hardware development and manufacture is helping start-ups enter the wearable technology market in droves, and rapid growth is expected. But there are still other technological limitations for the wearables sector to overcome.  Read more ›

Crystal Ball 2015 - tech predictions for the year ahead

Will Laws - Friday, January 23, 2015

Each January, technology journalists and industry commentators are keen to share their predictions for the year ahead. What will be the big tech trends and developments in 2015? Here is our round-up of the best of the pundits’ guesses.  Read more ›