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We work in partnership with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams to help them accelerate the growth of their businesses We provide the capital, expertise and support that companies need to turn outstanding innovation into highly-successful businesses. We have invested in more than 40 companies, operating in industries ranging from digital media to sustainable agriculture and medical technology. Our approach is to find businesses with high-growth characteristics such as strong management teams, innovative products or services and high gross margins. We are particularly interested in helping businesses meet their potential for international growth. We take a structured approach to building value, working in close collaboration with management teams to shape their strategic and commercial development. Our aim is to help companies overcome the challenges and risks they face, allowing entrepreneurs to fulfil their own ambitions for their business and reach the level of performance and rate of growth that their investors expect them to achieve.

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Having good board meetings

I find myself in violent agreement with this post from Mark Suster. A good board meeting is high-level, strategically focused, fully...

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Cockroach milk - another great example of biomimicry

I love the idea of biomimicry, or that technological innovations can be inspired or copied from solutions that have evolved through...

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Regulators competing to get out of the way

Amazon's drones are going to take to the skies in the UK, after the Civil Aviation Authority cleared away all the pesky legislation that...

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The human eye will soon see the least

If you're looking to pick out small details or recognise objects in images, your go-to tool has always been the human eye. There are even...

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Read this if you want to make sense of the magic of neural networks and machine learning

My colleague Will Orde has already written about the wonders of Artificial Intelligence applied to image processing in a previous post. 

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Is Blockchain ready for mainstream use?

A House of Lords committee has recently been hearing evidence on blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. Bitcoin has been a...

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MoreUnited.UK will use tech to shake up UK politics

Crowdfunding has become common in the tech world, and MoreUnited.uk's launch could mark its first significant impact in the sphere of UK...

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Elon Musk on the future of mobility

If you haven't seen it, this missive from Elon Musk about his Master Plan: Part Deux is fascinating reading.

The quote below is worth...

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Active vs passive investments: you have to choose...

I caught this post from Fred Wilson on the difference between active and passive investors in Venture Capital and the difficulty in...

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Mill or Machine?: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

AI poses an interesting puzzle. On the one hand, we praise AI for achieving and surpassing human capability while simultaneously querying...

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Does Big Data advance our understanding of the world?

Earlier this year, the largest mathematics proof ever was announced, presenting a solution to a simple sounding problem of using red and...

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UK's biggest ever tech sale

It is funny how some things turn out. When everyone expects conservatism and slow movement to be the norm, it is refreshing to see such a...

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Might Oxitec hold the answer to the Zika crisis?

The Rio Olympics is fast approaching and the world is closely watching how Brazil is handling the Zika outbreak. Against this background,...

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Will our environment be built for robots?

Modern design is not just informed by pure aesthetics and taste, but also by creating environments that better suit humans. From Apple's...

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How does music sound to an AI?

There's an increasing focus on why decisions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are made the way they are. The difficulty is that...

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Why most startups struggle to get PR

I caught this article and it really resonated with me. I meet so many companies who think that PR = name in the newspaper and that name...

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When AI just works

I'm awful at taking photos. Everything in my camera roll is out of focus, blurry or has my finger over the lens. I've recently been using...

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Four axes for Insurtech innovation

"Innovate or be disrupted" has long been the mantra in industries that have large legacy incumbents, such as travel, enterprise software...

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Retail-tech's not all about the glamour

Over the past couple of years I've seen plenty of retail-tech start-ups claiming to help retailers increase their revenue, retailers are...

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Digital manners

It seems Pokemon Go is the topic on everyone's lips at the moment. 

I was invited to a breakfast discussion on digital this morning by...

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Star Wars and the role of technology in healthcare

As a huge Star Wars fan and someone with a keen interest in digital health, I felt this post was spot on. There's no question that...

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Sci-Fi tech, claiming more than is possible

One of my favourite parts of being a venture capital investor is getting to talk to entrepreneurs who dream big and are building...

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UK Artificial Intelligence activity map

As a UK-focused venture capital investor, Oxford Capital is fortunate that the UK is a world leader in AI (although to avoid topical...

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Announcing our investment in Moneybox

We announced today that we have invested in Moneybox

We are delighted to be supporting the team in building a company that makes savings...

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Regulators have got the wrong end of the stick on AI

The internet can be mysteriously opaque. Whether you've been turned down for that online loan, or you are just wondering why you're being...

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