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

By Oxford Capital March 24, 2023
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, which uses its patented knowledge graph technology to simplify contract…
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The Impact of the SVB Crisis on Early-Stage Companies 

By David Mott, Founder Partner March 24, 2023
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 quickly throughout the sector.    Just to recap on how the…
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EIS & VCTs – how do they differ, and which one is right for your portfolio? 

By Mark Bower-Easton March 9, 2023
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 ISA and pension contributions.   However, look beyond these top-level similarities,…
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Oxford Capital wins ‘Best Investor Return’ at the Growth Investor Awards

By Oxford Capital December 16, 2022
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 once again by TV and radio star Claudia Winkleman, alongside…
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A Year in Review – What will ‘backing founders’ mean in 2023?

By David Mott December 6, 2022
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 multiple challenges.  The current landscape for early-stage companies  According to…
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With change comes opportunity – Autumn Statement

By Oxford Capital November 21, 2022
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 April 2023 will be applied to earnings over £125,140, a…
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Meet the Oxford Capital Team – Mark Bower-Easton, Manager, Private Client & Family Office

By Oxford Capital November 17, 2022
1. What’s a typical day like for you at Oxford Capital? The great thing about my role is that there’s no such thing as a typical day. Once I have successfully navigated the infamous Oxford rush hour traffic and arrived at the office, I will usually start my day by answering any email enquiries that…
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Are EIS a good investment?

By Mark Bower-Easton November 1, 2022
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 adhere to HMRC’s qualification rules. These include operating in…
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Meet the Oxford Capital team – Chris Payne, Investor

By Oxford Capital October 24, 2022
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 and support, new deal sourcing, and working on active deals…
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Growth EIS investments for beginners – Learn everything you need to know

By Mark Bower-Easton October 5, 2022
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 the Government in 1994, with the aim of encouraging investments…
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