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

By Oxford Capital June 2, 2014
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…
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Strong Start To 2014 For Oxford Capital’s Growth Investment Team

By Oxford Capital May 30, 2014
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…
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Oxford Capital Backs Outplay In $5m Funding Round

By Oxford Capital May 28, 2014
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 fund Pentech Ventures and the Scottish Investment Bank who…
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A new dawn for video advertising?

By Oxford Capital May 6, 2014
MirriAd has announced a partnership with VEVO, an online music video channel that accounts for half of YouTube’s traffic. The deal represents the first step in a potential quantum leap for online digital advertising. Last year Google invested a reported $40–50m into VEVO, a digital music channel which has run its content on YouTube since…
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Oxford Capital Leads Intent HQ Funding Round

By Oxford Capital May 2, 2014
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…
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Tapes make a comeback

By Oxford Capital April 4, 2014
Why Big Data is increasing demand for an ageing technology. We’ve blogged before about Big Data and the Cloud, and it is well known that both markets are growing at an astonishing rate. The darlings of the sectors tend to be the software developers creating new platforms for accessing and utilising the Cloud, or new…
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Oxford Capital Backs Arkivum

By Oxford Capital April 2, 2014
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…
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Barney Rhys Jones Appointed Infrastructure Investment Director

By Oxford Capital March 31, 2014
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 supplier….
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Oxford Capital Leads Linkdex Funding Round

By Oxford Capital March 25, 2014
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…
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Budget 2014 – how it affects EIS investments

By Oxford Capital March 20, 2014
How will changes introduced in this year’s Budget affect investments like the Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS? IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS BLOG POST: The Finance Bill 2014 came into force on 17th July 2014. The Oxford Capital Infrastructure EIS no longer invests in companies which own or operate solar panels. Investments are now focused on other…
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