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Oxford Capital shortlisted for Most Impactful Investment at Growth Investor Awards

Oxford Capital's investment in Push Doctor has been shortlisted for Most Impactful Investment at the 2017 Growth Investor Awards. Led by chief executive Eren Ozagir, Push Doctor is a digital health business offering consumers on-demand video consultations with UK registered GPs. Oxford Capital first invested in Push Doctor in December 2015. During 2016, more than a million people visited pus...

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Push Doctor raises $26.1M to help people live longer

Europe’s largest digital health provider, Push Doctor, today announced that it has raised $26.1M in a Series B funding round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (“ADV” – the venture investment company backed by Legal & General, Woodford Investment Management and the British Business Bank) and Draper Esprit, with participation from major European funds, Oxford Capital, Partech Ventures ...

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Oxford Capital backs intelligent chip business UltraSoC

‘Hard tech’ technology developer enables cost effective SoCs (systems on chip) Oxford Capital has backed embedded intelligence business UltraSoc in a £5m funding round. Oxford Capital has invested alongside Atlante Tech, Enso Ventures and entrepreneur Guillaume d'Eyssautier, who join existing investors Octopus Ventures and South East Seed Fund (FSE Group).The investment will...

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Conservative Manifesto declares ongoing support for EIS and UK innovation

The Manifesto published today reinforces the importance of supporting UK startups beyond Brexit, through both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and funding commitment for the British Business Bank (BBB). Specialist investment manager Oxford Capital welcomes this public declaration of support for digital businesses and entrepreneurs. Commenting on the Conservative Manifes...

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Discount available on Oxford Capital Estate Planning Service

Oxford Capital has announced a fee discount period for the Oxford Capital Estate Planning Service. All investors who apply to invest before 31 July 2017 will receive a 50% discount on Oxford Capital’s initial fee, reducing the charge from 2% to 1%. Bigger discounts are available for subscriptions of more than ...

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Oxford Capital announces EIS partnership with Quickfire Entertainment

Oxford Capital Media EIS will invest in film sales agent businesses. Targeting up to 1.2x plus EIS tax reliefs, with opportunity to invest in this tax year. Specialist investment manager Oxford Capital has named Quickfire Entertainment (‘Quickfire’) as a strategic partner for its new EIS fund, the Oxford Capital Media EIS. Quickfire, a L...

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Oxford Capital launches Media EIS

Investing in film sales agents with HMRC Advance Assurance of EIS qualification Investors can invest in EIS shares before the end of this tax year Investment manager Oxford Capital has launched a new EIS, investing in the UK creative sector. The Oxford Capital Media EIS aims to achieve a tax-free ...

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Oxford Capital’s Tom Bradley highly commended at EISA Awards

We are delighted to announce that Tom Bradley has been highly commended at the EISA Awards, as one of the best newcomers to the EIS industry. The awards ceremony took place at the House of Lords on 1 February 2017. Tom is an experienced venture capital investor who entered the EIS world for the first time in 2015, when he joined Oxford Capital to lead our Growth investment team – the team res...

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Oxford Capital leads $1.8m funding round for online menswear brand, Spoke

UK-based startup Spoke, an online clothing brand making better fitting menswear, has closed a $1.8m funding round. The round was led by VC firm Oxford Capital, with Forward Partners, Seedcamp and a number of angel investors. Launched by entrepreneur Ben Farren in 2014, Spoke has carved out a sweet spot between ‘bespoke’ and ‘ready to wear’, cutting clothes in more sizes and finishing th...

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Oxford Capital invest in Artfinder

Artfinder, the art marketplace, has today closed a funding round worth a total of US$2.2m, which sees the company bringing on a new venture capital investor, Oxford Capital. The round has also been backed by a personal investment from William Tunstall-Pedoe, the Cambridge-based entrepreneur who played a senior role in the team that defined, built and launched Amazon Echo. Oxford Capital partner, T...

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Oxford Capital named as finalist for Tax Efficiency Awards

Investment Week has named Oxford Capital as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Tax Efficiency Awards. The Tax Efficiency Awards are designed to recognise the most successful and forward-thinking providers in the areas of VCTs, EIS and BPR/IHT. The awards will also recognise investment providers who have helped to cultivate a greater understanding of the tax-efficient sector and its b...

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Outplay nominated for three TIGA awards

Outplay has recently been nominated for three awards at the TIGA Awards. TIGA is the network for games developers and digital publishers and the trade association representing the video games industry. Their Bubble Genius game has been nominated in both the Puzzle Game and Amazon Appstore Game categories. Outplay themselves have also been nominated in the Independent Studio (Large) catego...

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Oxford Capital and Oxitec shortlisted for Exit of the Year

Intelligent Partnership has named Oxford Capital's sale of Oxitec as a finalist for Exit of the Year at the Growth Investor Awards. The winner of the award will be announced at a ceremony in November. Oxitec is a company that could save and improve lives all around the world. It has the potenti...

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Outplay shortlisted for Growth Champion Award

We are delighted to announce that Outplay Entertainment has been shortlisted for the Growth Champion of the Year at the 2016 Growth Investor Awards. Outplay, which joined the Oxford Capital portfolio in 2014, develops mobile phone gam...

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Oxford Capital leads $1.75m investment in savings and investment app Moneybox

Oxford Capital leads $1.75m investment in savings and investment app Moneybox  App to launch to the UK App Store next month Savings and investment app, Moneybox, today announced that it has secured a further $1.75m of investment, taking total pre-launch funding to $4.75m. The round was led by Oxford Capital who join existing investors Samos Investments and ...

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Oxitec wins Social Impact award

We are delighted to announce that Oxitec, a former portfolio company of Oxford Capital, won Social Impact Investment of the Year at the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) Awards, held in London this week. Oxitec was part of our portfolio between 2005 and 2015, when it was acquired by Intrexon, a US biotech group. The deal valued Oxitec at ...

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Oxford Capital Announces Investment In Business Data Platform Import.Io

Oxford Capital has participated in a $13m investment in Import.io, a company that enables businesses to convert websites into usable data. The investment comes after a year of record growth: in 2015, users of Import.io extracted data from over 5.5 billion web pages and created more than one million tools for interacting wit...

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Oxford Capital Exits Oxitec In US$160m Deal With Intrexon

Pioneering insect control business sold to Intrexon Corporation, a major US biotechnology company. Oxford Capital has announced the sale of portfolio company Oxitec, a specialist insect control business to Intrexon Corporation, a US biotech business in a US$160m deal. Oxford Capital has been the most significant investor and has supported Oxitec from the time of its original spinout from the...

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Oxford Capital Announces Sale Of 6.7 MWp Residential Solar PV Portfolio

Oxford Capital has announced the sale of a 6.7MWp portfolio of residential solar power installations to Spring Park Capital, a specialist renewable investor supported by British Solar Renewables and Scandinavian industrial conglomerate Siem Industries. The portfolio consists of 2,367 separate solar installations located on residential properties throughout the South West of England, acquired by...

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£1 Billion Raised By Oxford Investors To Invest In Technology Businesses

Oxford’s high growth technology business could receive up to £1 billion in new funding this year, according to David Mott, Managing Partner of investment manager Oxford Capital. The capital, raised by investment management firms will be used to back start-up businesses and high growth technology companies in the ‘Oxford Tech Cluster’. It follows a series of recent high profile success stori...

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Oxford Capital Appoints Tom Bradley As Managing Director Of Growth Capital

Oxford Capital has appointed industry heavyweight Tom Bradley as Managing Director of its growth capital investment business. Tom has invested in a series of successful businesses in the technology and media sectors including LOVEFiLM.com (sold to Amazon), NetEconomy (sold to Fiserv) and worked with the team which backed the US$1bn music app provider, Shazam. This is the second senior appointment ...

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Oxford Capital Appoints Growth Capital Portfolio Director

Robin Lincoln joins to focus on portfolio management and exit strategies Oxford Capital has appointed Robin Lincoln as Portfolio Director with responsibility for portfolio management and exits from its growth company investments. He joins from Lloyds Bank where he managed and exited the bank’s equity portfolio of over 300 companies. Robin has over 15 years of private equity and venture cap...

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Oxford Capital Completes Investment In Games Developer Kobojo

Oxford Capital has led a $7m funding round for independent games developer Kobojo, with participation from the Scottish Investment Bank and Endeavour Vision. The investment will support the roll-out of Kobojo’s new role-playing adventure, Zodiac, and will fund the development of further games for the global market. Kobojo develops online role-playing games which are designed for touch devices...

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Oxford Capital Leads Microbial Solutions Funding Round

Microbial Solutions Limited, which uses microbes to dispose of industrial waste safely, has completed an investment round led by existing investors Oxford Capital and Midven. The investment will enable Microbial Solutions to build its sales capability and expand its operations into Europe, North America and Asia. Microbial Solutions’ Microcycle™ technology has been proven in rigorous indust...

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Oxford Capital To Attend Major Infrastructure Investment Conference

Our investor relations team, who look after our growing base of institutional clients, are delighted to be involved with the AltAssets LP-GP Infrastructure Conference. At the event, which takes place in London on 7th October, we will be hosting a panel discussion entitled, "Filling the Vacuum: The emergence of new Infrastructure". We will explore how the emergence of smaller scale, 'sub-mega' i...

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Oxitec Exit To Be Showcased At Major Venture Capital Event

Ted Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital, and Hadyn Parry, CEO of Oxitec, have been invited to take part in a panel discussion at the British Venture Capital Association’s annual summit on 8th October. Oxitec was recently acquired by US biotech business Intrexon Corporation, in a deal which valued Oxitec at up to $160m. Oxford Capital supported Oxitec from its early days as a spinout from...

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Oxford Capital And Finance Wales Back Specialist Wound Treatment Business BioMonde For US Roll-Out

Oxford Capital and Finance Wales have jointly financed a £3.5 million funding round in BioMonde, an established and profitable wound care business. BioMonde has developed an innovative larval (maggot) therapy for hard-to-treat wounds which makes healing possible. The investment will be used to set up a US production plant and launch BioMonde in the US market. Larval Debridement Therapy (LDT), ...

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Strong Start To 2014 For Oxford Capital's Growth Investment Team

Oxford Capital has delivered a strong start to 2014. It has committed over £20 million to growth capital investments in the year to date, investing alongside leading international venture capitalists. This makes it one of the UK’s most active backers of fast-growing UK enterprises. David Mott, Managing Partner, Oxford Capital, said: "Oxford Capital has really moved up a gear in 2014. We a...

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Oxford Capital Backs Outplay In $5m Funding Round

Oxford Capital has led a $5m funding round for Outplay Entertainment Ltd., a leading developer of Free-to-Play mobile games. Free-to-Play games increasingly dominate over traditional paid-for titles in a huge global consumer market worth an estimated $35bn+ pa and growing rapidly. Oxford Capital joins leading investment...

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Oxford Capital Leads Intent HQ Funding Round

Oxford Capital has led a £4.75m investment in London-based software company, Intent HQ. Intent HQ's software helps its customers, who include major publishers and consumer brands, generate more revenue from their websites. The software creates a 'fingerprint' of each website visitor's interests and preferences, based on deep analysis of their social media data and online behaviour. Onscreen co...

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Oxford Capital Backs Arkivum

Oxford Capital has led an investment of up to £1.9 million in Arkivum, a provider of large-scale digital archiving solutions. The investment was made alongside existing investors IP Group and Parkwalk Advisors. It will enable Arkivum to accelerate the commercial roll-out of its data archiving service, expand its customer base and increase marketing. Arkivum specialises in the management and st...

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Barney Rhys Jones Appointed Infrastructure Investment Director

Oxford Capital has appointed Barney Rhys Jones as an Investment Director in its infrastructure team. Barney will manage Oxford Capital’s renewable energy and infrastructure asset portfolio and operational aspects of the investment management process. Barney was previously Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Good Energy PLC, the UK’s first dedicated 100% renewable electricity su...

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Oxford Capital Leads Linkdex Funding Round

We have led a major funding round for Linkdex, an award-winning ‘organic marketing’ platform provider. Organic marketing is a rapidly growing discipline which enables businesses to create and promote online content that their customers want to use and share. Oxford Capital joins existing investor Amadeus Capital who backed the business from an early stage. The investment will enable Linkdex to...

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Budget 2014 - How It Affects EIS Investments

In yesterday's Budget, the Government announced that it will no longer be possible for companies which derive revenues from Renewable Obligation Certificates (‘ROCs') to qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘EIS’). The change will take effect in the summer, when the new Finance Bill comes into force. There are three important points to note at this stage: There is st...

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Oxford Capital In No Way Connected To Oxford Technology VCT

A number of news outlets have recently reported that HMRC has withdrawn the qualifying status of a Venture Capital Trust ('VCT') operated by Oxford Technology. Oxford Capital is in no way connected with Oxford Technology. We do not operate and have never operated any VCTs....

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Expanding Our Presence In London

We have further expanded our London presence by opening a larger office in Central London at 11 Weymouth Street, W1, just off Portland Place. The team is split between the firm’s four offices in Oxford, London, Geneva and Hong Kong, from which we service a diverse investor base and support our community of entrepreneurs as they scale up their businesses and roll out into new markets....

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Oxford Capital Promotes Two To Investment Director

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Oliver Hughes and Martyn Holman to Investment Directors, as we continue to develop our investment expertise. Oliver is responsible for leading infrastructure investments. He joined the firm in 2012 to build our renewable energy infrastructure investment portfolio. Last year our infrastructure investment portfolio trebled in size. In his new positio...

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Oxford Capital Wins EIS Fund Manager Of The Year

Oxford Capital has been named EIS Fund Manager of the Year for the second year running and for the fourth time in total. Managing partner David Mott commented, “What makes this particular award so special is that it is voted for by members of the EIS Association, including accountants, tax advisers, independent financial advisers and other fund managers. To have our success recognised by our ...

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Oxford Capital Wins Venture Capital House Of The Year Award

Judges at the Unquote” British Private Equity Awards commend Oxford Capital’s innovation, customer services and successful exits. Oxford Capital has won the Venture Capital House of the Year Award 2013 at the Unquote” British Private Equity Awards. David Mott, Managing Partner collected the award at a glittering ceremony held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel on 3 October 2013. The awar...

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Oxford Capital Exits Sirigen In Sale To Becton Dickinson

Venture capital backed High Sensitivity Fluorescence Business, Sirigen Group Limited, has been acquired by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2004, Sirigen uses Nobel-prize winning science to produce light harvesting polymers which have a wide range of applications in research, medical diagnostics and life sciences....

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Oxford Capital Leads Abiquo Funding Round

US$5 million growth capital investment positions enterprise cloud management software leader for accelerated commercial growth. Specialist growth capital investor Oxford Capital has led a US$5 million funding round into Abiquo an award-winning enterprise cloud management software provider. Oxford Capital joins existing investors Balderton Capital and Nauta Capital as major backers. The inves...

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Arieso Acquired By JDSU For $85m

Specialist growth capital investor Oxford Capital has exited mobile network optimisation business, Arieso, in an US$85 m deal, realising returns of up to 4.7x for investors. The sale to JDSU gives the US-headquartered communications network developer access to Arieso’s advanced technology that allows mobile operators to fine tune their phone networks to improve coverage and connection quality...

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Oxford Capital Named Best EIS Fund Manager

Top EISA award completes the hat trick for Oxford Capital. Specialist investment manager Oxford Capital has won the EIS Sponsor/Fund Manager of the Year award at the EIS Association (EISA) Awards held at the House of Lords in London on 13 February 2013. Oxford Capital is the first manager to win the EISA award three times following its success in 2006 and 2010. The award was presented to David ...

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