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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A number of news outlets have recently reported that HMRC has withdrawn the qualifying status of a Venture Capital Trust (‘VCT’) operated by Oxford Technology.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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The future of venture capital in Europe?

By Oxford Capital November 21, 2013
This year’s Slush conference, held in Helsinki, brought some of Europe’s most promising start-ups together with technology giants including Spotify, Alibaba and Rovio. Oxford Capital attended the event, which highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs and growth investors across Europe. Walking around Helsinki’s Kaapelitehdas building, it was hard not to be impressed by the…
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Oxford Capital Wins Venture Capital House Of The Year Award

By Oxford Capital October 9, 2013
Judges at the Unquote” British Private Equity Awards commend Oxford Capital’s innovation, customer services and successful exits. Oxford Capital has won the Venture Capital House of the Year Award 2013 at the Unquote” British Private Equity Awards. David Mott, Managing Partner collected the award at a glittering ceremony held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel on…
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Oxford Capital Exits Sirigen In Sale To Becton Dickinson

By Oxford Capital August 28, 2013
Venture capital backed High Sensitivity Fluorescence Business, Sirigen Group Limited, has been acquired by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2004, Sirigen uses Nobel-prize winning science to produce light harvesting polymers which have a wide range of applications in research, medical diagnostics and life…
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The growth potential for Cloud Computing

By Oxford Capital May 27, 2013
Following our investment in Abiquo, a Cloud management software developer, this month we examine the continued growth and investment potential of the Cloud industry. The Cloud Computing market includes many innovative, fast-growing businesses, each of which has a ready-made list of potential acquirers among the sector’s big Infrastructure providers. The global market increased from $20…
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Awards

  • BEST EIS
    FUND MANAGER
    2013,2012,2010 AND 2006

  • VENTURE CAPITAL
    HOUSE OF THE YEAR
    WINNER 2013 AND 2005

  • INVESTOR OF
    THE YEAR
    WINNER IN 2012 AND 2013

  • MOST IMPACTFUL
    INVESTMENT
    WINNER 2017

  • BEST ANGEL
    SYNDICATE
    WINNER 2018

  • BVCA Excellence in ESG
    GP CATEGORY
    COMMENDED 2020

  • VC INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
    GIANT HEALTH AWARDS
    WINNER 2020

  • EXIT OF THE YEAR
    ONE TO WATCH
    2020