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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 pushdoctor.co.uk and the company grew from four employees to more than fifty. By the end of 2016, Push Doctor was providing thousands of appointments every week, compared with just dozens at the start of the year. Push Doctor is now Europe’s largest digital health provider, and it has recently completed a $26.1m Series B fundraising round.

Launched by Intelligent Partnership in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards celebrate the UK’s SME investment community’s contribution towards innovation, technology, and job and wealth creation.

Tom Bradley, Partner at Oxford Capital said: “We’re delighted to have received this award nomination. Eren and his team at Push Doctor have done at exceptional job of using their Series A funding to accelerate the growth of the business, leading to their recent successful Series B funding round at an increased valuation. We’re excited to be working with the company on the next phase of its growth story.”

Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: “The Growth Investor Awards measure the impact of talent, technology and innovative thinking within Britain’s thriving smaller-company ecosystem. We want to honour all those industry leaders who day-in, day-out display the ability, bravery and commitment needed to back entrepreneurs and help drive Britain’s economic growth from the bottom up.

“We are delighted that the role played by Oxford Capital has been recognised with this 2017 Growth Investor Awards shortlisting, within a fiercely contested category. I’d like to personally wish Oxford Capital the very best of luck, and we hope to see you on the winners’ stage in November.”

Finalists will now move on to a second round of judging to determine the winner in each award category. Daniel Kiernan, Intelligent Partnership’s Research Director heads up the Advisory Board, which represents different sections of the fund management, alternative investment and SME community. He said: “These awards were designed in consultation with the SME industry. An independent panel of judges for each category is drawn from within and outside the industry – to bring a range of perspectives and to provide a level playing field. Having such a robust and comprehensive judging process really underscores the credibility and prestige of these awards.”

Advisory Board member Tim Hames —Director General of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) — said: “Competitive advantage doesn’t go to the nations that focus on creating companies; it goes to the nations that focus on scaling them. The Growth Investor Awards recognise the broader contribution of the SME fund management community to scale up growth and those best optimising investment and support.”