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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.

Digital Media. Continued relevance for investors?

  • Private Clients , Ventures
  • Oxford Capital

The Venture Capital industry's interest in digital media has cooled off recently. But there are still good reasons to be interested in the sector. Digital media, encompassing advertising and marketing technologies ('adtech' and 'martech'), has lon...

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Independent film finance - a beginner's guide

  • Media
  • Oxford Capital

There are various ways for people to invest in independent film, ranging from direct investment into single film productions to investments into companies that are more broadly connected with financing the production of multiple films. But for th...

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2017 - Looking into the tech crystal ball

  • Ventures
  • Claire Maynard

Along with Christmas jumpers and tinsel, December also brings with it an inbox influx of industry predictions for the coming year. We have sifted through some of the best and come up with our favourite predictions for 2017. TakeawAI This year wil...

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Inheritance Tax planning – the basics

  • Wealth Managers & Advisers
  • Simon Ruthers

With big increases in the number of families expected to be hit by Inheritance Tax bills, it is more important than ever to understand the options available to investors when planning their estates. This blog is aimed at qualified financial advise...

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Building an Anaerobic Digestion plant

  • Infrastructure
  • Oxford Capital

Last month, one of our new Anaerobic Digestion plants produced electricity for the first time. Based in Argoed, mid-Wales, the process of commissioning and building the plant began in June 2015. Investment Manager Jevon Carding looks back at the deve...

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Import.io: Investing in the future of data

  • Ventures
  • Oxford Capital

In January 2016 Oxford Capital announced its investment in Import.io. This company has created a software platform (SaaS, or Software as a Service) that can collate vast quantities of unstructured data from across the internet, and turn it into datas...

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Slush 2015 - Never a better time to be a European entrepreneur

  • Ventures
  • Oxford Capital

On the strength of this year's Slush conference, one of Europe's biggest tech investment events, it's clearly an exciting time for European entrepreneurs to be raising money. Welcome the dark. Embrace the cold. So implored the organisers of Slush....

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8 signs your business is exit ready

  • Private Clients
  • Robin Lincoln

Almost as soon as a business secures investment, all eyes turn to getting ready for an exit - even if it’s not expected to happen in the immediate future. Portfolio Director Robin Lincoln explains some of the most important things for a business to...

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Mobile gaming. Under-invested. Under-valued?

  • Ventures
  • Martyn Holman

The proliferation of mobile phone usage and the move to 'freemium' gaming business models has created opportunities for tech investors. As many market commentators have observed, we are in the latest wave of a computing revolution that really star...

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The “Sub-mega” Infrastructure Investment Opportunity

  • Infrastructure , Institutions
  • Ed Reekie

As featured in Portfolio Institutional – Friday View article on 12 June 2015 The attractions of infrastructure investments to institutional investors are well understood and well documented. They offer long term income streams, generate cash cou...

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European unicorns - more common than you might think...

  • Private Clients , Ventures
  • David Mott

A new report shows that Europe has produced 40 $1bn companies since 2000, nearly half of which were British businesses. The chances are that you have actually seen several unicorns. In fact, you probably encounter them on a daily basis. When Ailee...

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Crystal Ball 2015 - tech predictions for the year ahead

  • Ventures
  • Will Laws

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. 1. Smart ...

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European VC is alive and well

  • Ventures
  • Martyn Holman

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. Fig 1. The Finnish PM takes the stage at Slush 2014 for the first day opening a...

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

  • Ventures
  • Will Laws

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 co...

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