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Oxford Capital and our portfolio companies

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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Budget 2014 – How It Affects EIS Investments

By Oxford Capital March 20, 2014
In yesterday’s Budget, the Government announced that it will no longer be possible for companies which derive revenues from Renewable Obligation Certificates (‘ROCs’) to qualify for the Enterprise Investment Scheme (‘EIS’). The change will take effect in the summer, when the new Finance Bill comes into force. There are three important points to note at…
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Oxford Capital In No Way Connected To Oxford Technology VCT

By Oxford Capital March 18, 2014
A number of news outlets have recently reported that HMRC has withdrawn the qualifying status of a Venture Capital Trust (‘VCT’) operated by Oxford Technology. Oxford Capital is in no way connected with Oxford Technology. We do not operate and have never operated any VCTs.
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Expanding Our Presence In London

By Oxford Capital February 18, 2014
We have further expanded our London presence by opening a larger office in Central London at 11 Weymouth Street, W1, just off Portland Place. The team is split between the firm’s four offices in Oxford, London, Geneva and Hong Kong, from which we service a diverse investor base and support our community of entrepreneurs as…
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Oxford Capital Promotes Two To Investment Director

By Oxford Capital February 17, 2014
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Oliver Hughes and Martyn Holman to Investment Directors, as we continue to develop our investment expertise. Oliver is responsible for leading infrastructure investments. He joined the firm in 2012 to build our renewable energy infrastructure investment portfolio. Last year our infrastructure investment portfolio trebled in size. In…
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Oxford Capital Wins EIS Fund Manager Of The Year

By Oxford Capital February 13, 2014
Oxford Capital has been named EIS Fund Manager of the Year for the second year running and for the fourth time in total. Managing partner David Mott commented, “What makes this particular award so special is that it is voted for by members of the EIS Association, including accountants, tax advisers, independent financial advisers and…
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Top 6 predictions for 2014

By Oxford Capital January 31, 2014
As ever at this time of year, many journalists, industry commentators and other pundits have been busily writing their predictions for the year ahead. Here are six predictions that caught our eye. Impact investing grows up. Impact investing (investing for both monetary and societal gain) was the subject of many headlines in 2013, with the…
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