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Hometree closes $46m equity raise and acquires green home improvement financing platform as it positions itself to become the leading provider of residential energy solutions in Europe

By Oxford Capital April 14, 2023
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 3x growth in its core home services business over the…
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Why Removing the Pension Lifetime Allowance Isn’t All it is Cracked Up to Be

By Oxford Capital April 13, 2023
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 about the allowance being increased but the news that it…
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HelloSelf Raises €18.6m in Latest Fundraising Round

By Oxford Capital March 29, 2023
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 in the round alongside lead investor Octopus Ventures and are…
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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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