Our Co-Investor Circle lets you build your own Venture Capital portfolio, by investing directly alongside Oxford Capital at your own discretion.

The Co-Investor Circle is our network of sophisticated investors, who share our passion for supporting and investing in interesting businesses, with the potential for rapid value growth.

Through the Co-Investor Circle, individuals and family offices can access investments in privately owned companies that would usually only be open to institutional investors, to build their own venture capital portfolio at their own discretion.

When making their investments, members leverage over 70 years of venture capital experience, gaining comfort from Oxford Capital’s due diligence and selection process, and from the same institutional investment terms. After investment, members benefit from our strategic planning and operational value-add to help manage their investment risk and enhance value. Typically we seek to represent investor interests through board seat representation.

Co-Investor Circle members have invested over £55m in more than 30 companies. Recent investments have been in sectors such as e-commerce, fin-tech, gaming, digital health and artificial intelligence.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can download a copy of our Information Memorandum, email us, or speak to a member of our team on 01865 860 760.

  • MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
  • There is no fee for joining the Co-Investor Circle, and there is never any obligation to invest in the opportunities we share with our members.
  • Members leverage our expertise, institutional quality deal flow and due diligence to build their own portfolio from a curated set of investment opportunities.
  • Members invest on the same institutional investment terms as Oxford Capital and other VCs in the round.
  • Members receive regular reporting and bi-annual valuations to help monitor their investment progress
  • Before joining, members must declare that they are a sophisticated investor and/or high net worth individual (see Information Memorandum download section for details).

  • TAX RELIEFS
  • Many Co-Investor Circle investments will potentially qualify for tax reliefs through the Enterprise Investment Scheme. Reliefs include income tax relief of 30% of the amount invested and tax-free gains.
  • In some instances, Business Investment Relief may be available to UK resident investors who are not UK domiciled.
  • Tax reliefs depend on personal circumstances and tax legislation is subject to change.

  • RISKS
  • Investing in small companies carries significant risks, and you should not make any investments through the Co-Investor Circle unless you can afford to lose some or all of your investment.
  • Shares in unquoted companies are illiquid. This means you cannot withdraw your investment. You will only receive proceeds if the underlying companies are successfully sold. Not all companies will be sold for a profit.

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(a) the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;

(b) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or

(c) any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be, entitled or

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I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me to seek advice from an authorised person who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

 

 

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(ii) the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the property invested.

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:

(a) I am a member of a network or syndicate of business angels and have been so for at least the last six months prior to the date below;

(b) I have made more than one investment in an unlisted company in the two years prior to the date below;

(c) I am working, or have worked in the two years prior to the date below, in a professional capacity in the private equity sector, or in the provision of finance for small and medium enterprises;

(d)  I am currently, or have been in the two years prior to the date below, a director of a company with an annual turnover of at least £1 million.

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-readily realisable securities.

 

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(b) I undertake that in the twelve months following the date below, I will not invest more than 10% of my net assets in non-readily realisable securities.

Net assets for these purposes do not include:

(a) the property which is my primary residence or any money raised through a loan secured on that property;

(b) any rights of mine under a qualifying contract of insurance; or

(c) any benefits (in the form of pensions or otherwise) which are payable on the termination of my service or on my death or retirement and to which I am (or my dependants are), or may be entitled.

(d) any withdrawals from my pension savings (except where the withdrawals are used directly for income in retirement).

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested.

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