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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 to …

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 …

Government reinforces commitment to UK entrepreneurs

“We want this country to be an entrepreneurial, share-owning democracy. The Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts, we will extend beyond 2025. Crucial steps on the road to making this a nation of entrepreneurs.” Kwasi Kwateng, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Some welcome news for …

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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Lucia Gunn, Director, Finance & Operations

1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? Every day is different; there are annual events to manage such as financial and fund accounts, which are externally audited, budget setting with three year forecasts, policy reviews and of course planning the Christmas …

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Are EIS Investments Tax-Free?

EIS investments are high risk. You are investing in early-stage tech-focused businesses, and as such, you need to be comfortable with the level of risk and the lack of liquidity for approximately 5-7 years. However, for those that are comfortable with the risk, HMRC provides …

How to start Growth EIS Investments successfully

If you are considering making an EIS investment, it is important that you decide from an informed position. Below are some of the key considerations to take into account to kick start your EIS investing journey: How Does The EIS Work For Investors? In order …

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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Nick Sudlow, Analyst, Investor Relations

1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? A typical day can be quite varied depending on what activities are taking place within the company, for example if we are closing a funding round, but my primary role is to be the …

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What are the rules of EIS investments?

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to encourage private investment into growing British companies, by offering attractive tax reliefs. It is one of the UK Government’s flagship policies for supporting British enterprise, stimulating approximately £1bn of private investment each year. For anyone considering investing …

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SPOKE secures £5m for further international growth

Investing in team, technology and marketing across expanding international footprint Largest Seedrs crowdfunding campaign so far of 2022  Strong trading momentum across all markets US growing at over 100% pa SPOKE, the custom-made on demand menswear brand, announces the completion of a £5m crowd-funding round …

Backing Founders interview with Dr Karan Mehta, Co-Founder & CEO, Bluezone

Featuring Co-Founder & CEO Dr Karan Mehta

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The Future of Fintech: Why You Should Invest in Financial Technology

The growth of fintech companies and the technology these companies have developed has been significant in recent years.  It’s a sector which has played an important role in growing the UK economy and this month the CBI has unveiled a major new campaign to entice …

Backing Founders interview with Ben Farren, Founder & CEO, SPOKE

Featuring Founder and CEO Ben Farren

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UKBAA Angel Investment Awards – Accelerator of the Year sponsor

The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards are returning on 7th July 2022 and we are delighted to be sponsoring the Accelerator of the Year award. The award will recognise the accelerator with the most dynamic and innovative programme of support for early stage founders. Nominations are …

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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Stephen Hampson, Investment Director

1. Can you tell us a bit more about your role at Oxford Capital?  I work on assessing new investment opportunities and alongside many of our portfolio companies. Both sides of the role are equally interesting. We have an exciting portfolio of companies led by …

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Digital health innovation – what’s next?

The advancements that have been made in digital health in recent years have been phenomenal.  These innovations have been dominated by some significant driving factors such as the pressure on health services throughout the pandemic and the need for healthcare providers to consider alternative solutions.  …

Backing Founders interview with Simon Phelan, Founder, Hometree

Featuring Founder Simon Phelan

A guide to investing in the Enterprise Investment Scheme – for HNW investors

For those who are comfortable with the risk, the capacity for loss, and lack of liquidity, an EIS can be a compelling investment option. Investors will gain access to an asset class that is otherwise unavailable and will be investing into some of the most …

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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Jessica Dhiman, Compliance Manager

1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital?  A typical day involves me undertaking tasks that are required to be met for the needs of the  Compliance Team but also tasks for the needs of the business in general.  It means that …

Backing Founders – sharing our knowledge and experience

David Mott, Founder Partner, Oxford Capital How would you feel if, as a founder, you knew that almost every opportunity, challenge, problem or major decision that you face had already been tackled by other business leaders in the past. And what if you could explore …

Backing Founders interview with Charlie Wells, Founder, HelloSelf

Featuring Founder Charlie Wells