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10 lessons we learned from co-investing in over 100 start-ups

Our long experience of investing points to the fact that Venture Capital is a team sport and building a VC syndicate is like assembling a sports team. You need members to have complimentary skills, talent and chemistry to become champions. A key feature of our …

Scan.com announces multiple partnerships

Scan.com has announced a series of partnerships to ensure more people can access the diagnostic imaging they need. They have partnered with the AA to provide accessible diagnostic imaging to their 7000 UK employees. In addition they have announced partnerships with YuLife, the tech-driven insurance …

EISA Awards shortlist

We were delighted to be shortlisted for several Enterprise Investment Scheme Association awards – the EISA Impact Award for our work with Oxford BioTherapeutics, a clinical stage oncology company focused on helping more people successfully beat cancer. Congratulations also to Scan.com – shortlisted for Best …

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Red Sift expands into Spain with new engineering centre

Red Sift has unveiled a new engineering centre in Barcelona, Spain marketing a new milestone in their commitment to global expansion, innovation and diversification. “Today’s investment and expansion into Spain further enables Red Sift to deliver stronger products across our platform, while providing our customers …

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Wrisk announces funding round and new partnership

Wrisk, the B2B2C insurtech provider has announced that Flow Capital, has closed an investment into the business. Flow’s investment will help Wrisk accelerate its commercial activities, continue its growth in the UK and European markets, and expand globally. In addition, Wrisk has partnered with Mobilize …

Bower Collective raises over £800k in crowdfunding round

Congratulations to portfolio company Bower Collective for raising over £800k in its crowdfunding round – the sustainable home and personal care business will use the funds to accelerate its growth into retail and support its mission to eliminate plastic waste We originally backed founders Nick …

Scan.com raises $12m Series A to increase access to life-saving imaging diagnostics

London, 17/04/2023, 00:01am: London and Atlanta-based diagnostic imaging platform Scan.com has raised a $12 million Series A round co-led by Aviva Ventures, YZR Capital, Oxford Capital, Triple Point Ventures and Simplyhealth Ventures, with participation from Forefront Venture Partners. The business will use the funding to …

Hometree closes $46m equity raise and acquires green home improvement financing platform

London, 12 April, 2023  Hometree Group, the residential energy services challenger brand, has closed a $46m oversubscribed Series B funding round, led by specialist energy & sustainability investors 2150 & Energy Impact Partners, alongside financial services giant Legal & General Capital.  Hometree has seen over …

Why Removing the Pension Lifetime Allowance Isn’t All it is Cracked Up to Be

Sarah Wakefield, Business Development Manager, Oxford Capital   The pension lifetime allowance was a cap placed on the amount held within a client’s pension and for those who reached and breached this limit the financial penalties were substantial. Prior to the budget there had been speculation …

HelloSelf Raises €18.6m in Latest Fundraising Round

Congratulations to Charles Wells and the team at HelloSelf for raising almost €20 million in a series B round. This fundraise will help to accelerate HelloSelf’s mission to improve access to therapy and coaching through the use of personalised and AI-powered digital therapy. We participated …

Legislate raises $3.6M to further simplify contract creation and management for startups & SMEs 

Legislate is focused on revolutionising contract management for businesses and landlords, using its patented knowledge graph technology.  London-based Legislate recently announced it has added $3.6M in funding in a round led by Parkwalk Advisors, with participation from Oxford Capital and several high-profile angel investors. Legislate, …

The Impact of the SVB Crisis on Early-Stage Companies 

In the heat of the moment  The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) sent shock waves around the world and in particular the start-up ecosystem.  While the UK Government was quick to orchestrate the takeover of the UK arm by HSBC, the contagion spread …

EIS & VCTs – how do they differ, and which one is right for your portfolio? 

On the face of it, EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) and VCTs (Venture Capital Trusts) look to be similar opportunities. Both are high risk investments, investing in early-stage unquoted businesses, while providing investors with some attractive tax benefits that offer a tax efficient alternative to annual …

Backing Founders interview with Charles Brecque, Founder & CEO, Legislate

Featuring Founder & CEO Charles Brecque

Backing Founders interview with Owen McCormack, Co-Founder, HoxtonAi

Featuring Co-Founder & Executive Chairman Owen McCormack

Oxford Capital wins ‘Best Investor Return’ at the Growth Investor Awards

The 2022 Growth Investor Awards took place recently, with a gala dinner and awards ceremony to recognise the best of the growth investing community. The winners received their awards in front of 450 guests from across the alternative investments industry. This year’s awards were hosted …

Backing Founders interview with Charlie Bullock, Co-Founder & CEO, Scan.com

Featuring Co-Founder & CEO Charlie Bullock

A Year in Review – What will ‘backing founders’ mean in 2023?

By David Mott, Founder Partner, Oxford Capital  As we reflect on 2022, it’s been another year of challenges in the broader economy and within our own sector.  While many early-stage companies have continued to experience significant growth, valuations have been impacted and founders are facing …

With change comes opportunity – Autumn Statement

Following the Autumn Statement there were plenty of tax changes announced that will come into effect from April 2023. To identify opportunities for investors we have summarised some of the changes, and how EIS may offer potential solutions. The Change: The 45% tax rate from …

Backing Founders interview with Sam Hussain, Founder & CEO, Log my Care

Featuring Founder and CEO Sam Hussain

Are EIS a good investment?

Growth EIS Investments for beginners – learn everything you need to start as an investor   What is EIS eligible? There are rules around EIS eligibility for both companies looking to raise capital, and investors looking to invest in EIS-qualifying companies.  For companies, they need …

Backing Founders interview with Jeremy King, CEO & Founder, Attest

Featuring CEO & Founder Jeremy King

Meet the Oxford Capital team – Chris Payne, Investor

1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? This varies greatly depending on what day or week it is and what’s coming through the investment pipeline. Generally, we try to allocate a third of our time and effort to portfolio company management …


Growth EIS investments for beginners – Learn everything you need to know

What are EIS Investments? Strictly speaking, there’s no such thing as an EIS investment. What you invest in are venture capital backed, early-stage unquoted company deals, and the shares you buy in these companies qualify for Enterprise Investment Scheme tax benefits. EIS was introduced by …