Oxford Innovation Finance is pleased to acknowledge the support of its OION angel network sponsors. This support means that our companies and investors can access professional advice that is geared to meet the growth needs of innovative businesses.


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Everything at Cazenove Capital has been designed with our clients in mind. We are one of the UK’s largest wealth managers, having supported wealthy individuals and families since our inception in 1804.

Being largely-owned by the Schroders family gives us the culture of a family business and the stability to take a long-term view. We offer our clients one expert team to serve their needs over many years, from wealth planning to portfolio management and banking.

Close to 40% of our clients have generated their wealth through their business interests. We help entrepreneurs to maximise their success not only as a business owner, but during an exit and into your next chapter. We will help you reach your financial ambitions and broader life goals. That may include financial planning, helping you to create an effective succession plan or mentoring.

Our regional presence in Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, Chester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, London and the Channel Islands allows us to offer in-person support across the UK. The scale of our investment resource, combined with the disciplines of a FTSE 100 company and the ethos of a family business, make us unique within the wealth management industry. Please contact Justin Lawson if you have any questions.

Address: 1 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU
Tel: 020 7658 1000



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Mishcon de Reya is an independent law firm, which now employs over 1300 people with more than 630 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. The firm has grown rapidly in recent years, showing more than 40% revenue growth in the past five years alone. 

With presence in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Singapore and Hong Kong (through its association with Karas So LLP), the firm services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.  

The work the firm undertakes is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex, spanning six core practice areas: Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Innovation; Private; and Real Estate. Please contact Nicola McConville.

Address: Prama House, 267 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HT
Tel: 01869 225725



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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make. With offices in 158 countries and more than 236,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world.

We have always worked with privately owned businesses and their promoters. As an adviser to ambitious, wealth-creating enterprises, we get to meet and learn from some of the most creative, persistent and ingenious minds in the business world - our clients. Across the country, we work with over 16,000 private companies to help them solve important problems and achieve their growth potential. We would be happy to speak to you please contact Dave Farmer.

Address: 3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3JH
Tel: 01189 597111




Moorcrofts LLP is a boutique corporate law firm focused only on matters that are important to your business, including corporate, commercial, IT and technology, open source software, commercial property and employment issues. We don't deal with law that businesses don't use - we don't advise on Wills, criminal, conveyancing, personal injury, matrimonial etc. We just deal with commercial matters.

We understand the issues facing your business when you are looking for funding, having had experience of acting for many companies in that position. Importantly we also act for companies at all stages in their development, from start-ups through to companies listed on AIM and including venture capitalists and angel investors. We therefore understand the issues facing you from all perspectives and are well placed to give you practical commercial and realistic advice that can move your business forward.

Once you have achieved the funding you are looking for, we are here to help you continue to develop your business. As well as the usual shareholder and commercial law issues, we have particular expertise in helping firms with incentivising their employees by way of employee share schemes, an ideal way to ensure you have a committed and driven workforce who shares your desire to drive your company forward. Unlike larger general service firms, we are able to offer a partner led service to ensure that you achieve the best advice possible. We are based in Marlow with clients throughout London, the Thames Valley and much further afield. We are also experienced in cross border transactions and can assist your business in developing links worldwide when the time comes. We are happy to meet or talk with you, without commitment, about what we can do for you and how we can address the legal and commercial issues your business faces. Please contact Teri Hunter.

Address: Thames House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1PB
Tel: 01628 470000



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Richardsons is a flexible, approachable firm of business advisors, acting for a number of start-ups in the science and hi-tech fields. We are experienced in meeting the kinds of challenges your company may face.

Our team will listen to your unique requirements and provide you with whatever you need from the full spectrum of accounting, auditing, tax, management reporting, payroll and support services that we provide. We are specialists in the area of Research and Development tax credits, and we offer costs effective audits of grants.

We always agree a fixed fee with clients in advance, so that you receive no unexpected bills. Our quotes include the provision of ad-hoc advice on general and specific issues throughout the year. We are much better able to help your business grow if we know what you are doing, so we welcome your calls and don't charge you for listening!

Our principal contacts to advise both investors and early stage companies are Alison Richardson and Jemima King.

Address: Richardsons, 30 Upper High Street, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3EZ 
Tel: 01844 261155 



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Oxford Innovation Finance launches its fourth EIS Fund

Oxford Innovation Finance launches its fourth EIS Fund investing in innovative and ambitious UK science and technology businesses that have the potential to achieve significant growth.


Oxford Innovation Finance invests in tailored cyber threat intelligence company

Oxford Innovation Finance’s EIS Growth Fund 3 and OION Angel Network have invested in CYJAX, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that provides tailored cybersecurity solutions for organisations.

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Oxford Innovation Finance invest in sustainable farming tool for viticulture

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 3 and the OION Angel Network invest in Deep Planet, an Agri-tech start-up using AI technology to help winemakers and growers tackle the challenges of climate change.


Oxford Innovation makes follow-on investment in a unique solution for manufacturing corrugated board

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund completes follow-on investment in the latest funding round for Interpac.


OION’s ‘Pitch@Blenheim Palace’ event delivers a valuable platform for securing angel investment

Oxford Innovation Finance’s angel investment network returned to Blenheim Palace for its in-person ‘Pitch@Blenheim Palace’ Showcase event in September.


OION Angels invest in a digital planning tool redefining the funeral industry

Aura is reinventing how funerals are planned and delivered with simple, direct cremations which can be served anywhere in the UK, using its digital planning tools.


OION’s ‘Pitch@Blenheim Palace’ event returns for its second consecutive year

Oxford Innovation Finance’s angel investment network returns to Blenheim Palace providing up to ten businesses with the opportunity to pitch to its audience of experienced angel investors.


OION Angels invest in a temperature regulating solution for glass surfaces

Oxford Innovation Finance’s Angel Network (OION) invested in the latest funding round for Albotherm, the climate tech company developing a temperature regulating coating for glass surfaces.


Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund invest in a proptech platform connecting communities and accelerating change

Commonplace raised £2.1 million in seed investment to accelerate its expansion and inspire thriving places.


Oxford Innovation invest in 3D printed biomimetic implants stimulating bone growth

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund alongside OION angel investors, have invested in the £1.2 million oversubscribed funding round for OSSTEC, the orthopaedics company developing bone healing implants.


Oxford Innovation invests in revolutionary Inertial and Gravity sensors

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund and OION Angels invest in Silicon Microgravity, the disruptive technology company developing high-performance accelerometers and gyroscopes to deliver MEMS based tactical and navigation grade sensing.

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Oxford Innovation support growth journey of ethical insurtech Arma Karma

Based in Oxford Innovation Space's Colchester Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway, Arma Karma secure investment from expert angel investors following their pitch at Oxford Innovation Finance's OION Showcase.


Oxford Innovation make follow-on investment in a personalised digital health information platform

Following its initial investment in 2021, Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund alongside OION angel investors, has made a follow-on investment in the latest funding round for Cognitant Group.


Oxford Innovation Finance invest in a fully sustainable colouring technology

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 2 invests in the innovative coloured advance materials company Hypetex.

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Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 1 & 2 update

Despite the turbulent economic conditions of 2022, the Oxford Innovation Finance EIS Growth Fund 1 and 2 made significant progress over the year.


Oxford Innovation Finance launches its 3rd EIS Fund

Oxford Innovation Finance is pleased to launch its third EIS Fund, which will invest in innovative and ambitious technology companies that have the potential to achieve significant growth.


Hardman & Co publish research on Oxford Innovation Finance

The report is focussed on the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 3, an Alternative Investment Fund which provides a portfolio of investments in high-growth technology companies.


Oxford Innovation invest in Qkine’s £4.3 million fund raise

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund and OION Angels invest in Qkine’s latest £4.3 million fund raise.


Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund and OION Angels increase investment in EcoSync’s second seed funding round

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund co-invest with OION Angels in EcoSync’s second seed funding round of over £950,000, continuing its support from the first funding round in 2021.


Oxford Innovation Finance joins UKBAA

Oxford Innovation Finance is proud to announce it is one of the latest members to join the UK Business Angels Association, the Trade Body for Angel and Early Stage Investing.


OION angels invest in a movement for change to make healthcare more accessible

Members of Oxford Innovation Finance's angel network invest in CardMedic, a unique communication app designed to reduce health inequalities secondary to communication barriers in healthcare.

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OION’s first face to face Showcase in over two years reconnects the innovation ecosystem of Oxford and beyond

OION angels, part of the Oxford Innovation Finance ecosystem, held its first face to face Showcase since the pandemic at Blenheim Palace last month.

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Our portfolio company FA Bio win The Radicle Inclusion Challenge presented by Nutrien

Having made it to the final pitch presentation, from over 130 applicants, FA Bio was announced as a winner receiving $250,000 investment.


OION angels invest in revolutionary venue hire platform for community spaces

OION members have invested over £200k in Sharesy, the market leading venue hire platform for community spaces in London.


Neurofenix raises £5.9 million in Series A funding

Fantastic news for Neurofenix as it raises Series A funding to support its US expansion, hiring and clinical trials.


Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 2 helps power the future

Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 2 co-invest with OION angels in the UK technology company Anaphite as part of its latest fundraise of £4.1 million.


Congratulations to Oxwash on closing their £10 million Series A funding

We first met Oxwash back in January 2020 when they pitched to our OION angel investor network as part of their £1.4 million seed investment round.


Introducing Oxford Innovation Finance

The home of OION and the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund.

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Successfully Managing Innovation – Funding and navigating the innovation landscape - Episode 6

This event from The Institution of Engineering and Technology will show how to navigate the technology angels UK early-stage funding landscape for innovative technology investment.

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Now Open for Investment – the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund 2

The Fund will aim to invest in promising early stage technology businesses that have the potential for significant and tax-free capital gains. (Capital at risk).

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Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund leads £1.45m funding round into Envorem Ltd

The Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund, managed by OION Ltd, alongside Angel investors from OION, SAIC, Danube Angels, TSP Ventures and Morrow Moylan Capital have invested in the early stage Greentech company Envorem.

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Taylor Vinters - Future Focus Series: Fresh thoughts on environment and innovation

Co-hosted by Taylor Vinters and Oxfordshire Greentech, their Future Focus series highlights the innovative thinking and business practices that will tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

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Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund Completes First Investments

The Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund has now completed its first two deals, investing £200k in to both Cognitant Group and FungiAlert.


Peeling back the layers of OION’s financial year

During a year unlike any other, OION has continued to assist ambitious, innovative companies with 28 of them securing funding from the network.


Exclusive Transformation Bootcamp for Funding/Investment Readiness

Impakt It out of Oxford University Innovation solving the $7.4Trillion question on why 84% of business transformations fail. Bringing you an exclusive opportunity for the Business Transformation Bootcamps with tailored focuses, including the Transformation Bootcamp for Funding and Investment-Readiness.

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First EIS fund marks significant new milestone for Oxford Innovation

Oxford Innovation, the UK’s leading organisation helping ambitious entrepreneurs and innovators with advice, innovation space and capital, has successfully raised a £2million EIS fund for providing finance to the next generation of innovative businesses.

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Introducing the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION Ltd), is delighted to introduce the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund, offering investors the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of promising technology companies with the potential to achieve significant tax-free capital gains.


Autonomous Drone start-up, Flare Bright Ltd closes initial investment round

Flare Bright pitched at OION's September Showcase and have recently closed their round with investment from OION members.


RAB Microfluidics secures £1.24m investment

Following their pitch at OION's July 2020 Showcase, RAB Microfluidics have recently closed their round with investment from OION.


Jens Tholstrup shares his thoughts on 'How Innovation Works'

OION Ltd's Chairman, Jens Tholstrup, explores Matt Ridley's latest book.

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The Founders Series - Season 3 // Mikesh Udani

For episode 2 in Season 3 of Taylor Vinter's Founders Series, they'll be meeting a spin-off CEO whose revolutionary tech-based approach addresses a health issue that’s existed for decades.

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Taylor Vinters - The Founders Series

Taylor Vinters Founders Series reveals how leaders of breakthrough businesses have identified opportunities in fast-moving markets and taken a disruptive, tech-based approach to make their concepts succeed. Sign up now for Season 3.


The impact of Covid-19 on early stage investing

We've been working with Advanced Oxford to find out how Covid-19 may change the levels of early stage investment within the knowledge economy.

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OION welcomes Taylor Vinters in new sponsor partnership

International legal business Taylor Vinters shows continued support for the innovation ecosystem in new partnership with Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION).


UK-Singapore Innovation Matching Day – opportunity for startups to pitch to global organisations

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and its partners are organising an event on 13 May 2020 in central London for European startups to pitch to Singapore organisations.

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The Show must go on: OION’s most recent Showcase goes virtual

Following the recent developments and in the interests of all attendee’s safety, the decision was made to move OION Ltd’s March Showcase, originally scheduled to be held at Culham Science Centre, to an online only virtual event.

OION Fund portfolio company,, closes Series A funding round

Congratulations to who’ve just raised £3.76m Series A funding.


Messly closes round with investment from OION members

Messly pitched in September 2019 with their professional network for UK junior doctors who they connect with recruiting hospitals and agencies through a tech-enabled hiring platform.


Saltee secures investment following pitch at OION Showcase

Saltee pitched their new direct to consumer, premium beauty sector sun care brand at the October 2019 OION Ltd Showcase held at the HB Allen Centre in Oxford.


OION’s first Showcase of 2020 held at Cazenove Capital’s offices in London

The first OION Ltd Showcase of 2020 was a sell-out event with eleven impressive companies pitching for investment.

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Oxford Investment Opportunity Network and Oxford Angel Network join forces

Leading angel networks in Oxford merge to catalyse early-stage tech investment in the Oxford Cluster.


Final OION Showcase of 2019 sees nine companies pitch for investment

The final OION Showcase of 2019 was hosted by OION sponsor, PwC, last week at their Frontier hub in the Reading offices.

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Coffee and Danish with Jens Tholstrup of Oxford Investment Opportunity Network

OION MD Jens Tholstrup talks with Antony David at TechTribe about the early stage ecosystem in Oxford.

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Keble College’s new H B Allen Centre hosts OION’s October Showcase

Our October Showcase took place last week with eleven companies presenting for investment at the recently completed H B Allen Centre, Oxford.

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OION’s September Showcase held at Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Following a short break over the summer, our Showcase events resumed last week with the first of the Autumn series held in the new Visitor Centre at Harwell Campus.

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Learning with Experts, Oxford EdTech Company, Raises £800k

Learning with Experts has just completed a latest funding round above target, raising £800k with an impressive group of High Net Worth (HNW) Angels, including members of OION.

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Success for Somaserve...

Somaserve has recently announced that it has secured the IP and global commercial rights to the PolyNaut technology and also the closure of its seed round funding in which a small group of investors, including OION, participated.

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Eleven companies present at joint OION and OUI Showcase

Last week, the Oxford Martin School on Broad Street hosted the latest joint Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Showcase.

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Oxford Medical Simulation closes investment round with funding from OION members

Oxford Medical Simulation pitched at OION Ltd's London Stock Exchange Showcase in November and have recently closed their round with investment from OION members.

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OION welcomes The Oxford Trust as new sponsor

OION is delighted to welcome The Oxford Trust as a sponsor of the network.

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Crypta Labs raises investment following pitch at OION Showcase

Crypta Labs is developing the world's first portable quantum hardware security module to secure edge of network devices that rely on weak random numbers in their encryption protocols. We’re pleased to confirm that they’ve recently closed their round with investment from OION.

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OION a finalist in Syndicate of the Year category at the UKBAA Awards

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for Syndicate of the Year at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019!


OION Ltd’s latest Showcase hosted by Rathbone Private Office

Eleven companies pitched for investment at OION Ltd’s most recent Showcase, held at the London offices of Rathbones.


OION sponsor, PwC, seeking ambitious businesses to test their ‘My Financepartner Digital’ Software

PwC have developed ‘My Financepartner Digital’ to allow you to login to your mobile or laptop and quickly see all the key performance metrics of your business (or businesses) without logging in to your accounting software.


Perkier Foods secures funding following pitch at OION’s London Stock Exchange Showcase

Perkier Foods, producers of healthy, free-from and plant based snack bars and breakfasts, have recently closed their £350k round with significant investment coming from OION members.


OION celebrates successes of the past year at Annual Dinner

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION), now in its 25th year of connecting companies and investors, celebrated the occasion and the successes of the past year at the well-renowned OION Annual Dinner.


OION welcome PwC as newest sponsors

OION Ltd are delighted to welcome PwC who’ve recently joined as a sponsor of OION.


Twelve companies pitch at OION’s Blenheim Palace Showcase

Twelve companies pitched for investment at last week’s OION Ltd Showcase held at the stunning Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.


OION Dinner 2019 - Tickets now available!

The OION Annual Dinner has a reputation of being a great networking event. This year will be no exception as we return to Trinity College, Oxford on Wednesday 10th April.


First OION Ltd Showcase of 2019 hosted by Centrica at Windsor HQ

Ten companies from across OION Ltd’s three investment networks (OION, TVIN & OEI) pitched for investment, followed by networking and lunch.


Advanced Materials company, Alvant, secures investment following pitches at OION

Alvant have pitched at two OION Ltd Showcase events recently, first at the Saïd Business School, Oxford in July last year and second with an update at the London Stock Exchange in November.


OION Ltd’s final Showcase of 2018 held at Sophos HQ, Abingdon

Ten companies pitched for investment at last week’s OION Ltd Showcase, the final of 2018.


RootWave receives investment following pitch to OION Ltd

RootWave pitched at OION Ltd’s July Showcase and as a result have recently closed their round with a £150k investment from OION members.


Success for Inovo Robotics

After pitching at OION Ltd’s Robotics and AI Showcase held at Culham back in January, Inovo Robotics have recently closed their round after accepting a £1.5m investment from a technology EIS Fund.


CHAIN Biotechnology raises funding from OION Ltd for the second time

Following their pitch to OION Ltd members in May at Leander Club, CHAIN Biotech have recently closed their round with investment from a number of OION members included.

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OION Ltd’s latest Showcase sees thirteen companies pitch at London Stock Exchange

Last week’s OION Ltd Showcase at the London Stock Exchange featured presentations from thirteen fascinating companies seeking investment.


OION Ltd’s first Showcase of the current series held at Bisham Abbey, Marlow

Following a brief pause for the summer, September 27th saw the first OION Ltd Showcase of the current series. Held at the stunning Bisham Abbey near Marlow, ten companies from a broad range of sectors pitched.


Bookabees secures funding following pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase

Bookabees pitched to OION members at the May Showcase held at the Leander Club overlooking the river in Henley on Thames. Since then, we’re pleased to report that they’ve recently closed their round with investment from OION included.


Rovco named ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult

Rovco, after receiving £280,000 of investment from OION members as part of a £1.2m raise, have been named a ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy (ORE) Catapult.

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OION Ltd’s final Showcase of the summer series sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION Ltd returned to Oxford’s Saïd Business School last Thursday for the final Showcase before the summer break. Ten company pitches were followed by networking and refreshments providing investors with the opportunity to find out more from the companies of interest.


Ten companies pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase hosted by Leander Club

OION Ltd’s May Showcase was held last week at Leander Club overlooking the Thames in Henley. Ten companies from across OION Ltd’s three investment networks (OION, TVIN & OEI) pitched for investment.


OION Ltd completes 37 deals in 2017/18

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Ltd had 37 separate companies receive funding within the last financial year. 19 companies were funded through the OION Ltd Angel Investors and a further 18 through the OION Fund.


Labrador raises funding through OION Ltd

Labrador pitched at the February OION Ltd Showcase kindly hosted by Rathbones at their London offices. We’re pleased to report that, since their pitch, Labrador have raised funding through OION.

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Twelve companies pitch at joint OION Ltd and OUI Showcase

The joint investment meeting held by Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION Ltd) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) saw a mix of twelve companies pitch for investment - eight from the OION Ltd network and four from the OUI network.

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Success for MusicGurus

MusicGurus is the e-learning platform for the music industry, revolutionizing the way that music is learned and taught and providing leading publishers, artists, equipment brands and schools with the means to go digital.


Latest OION Ltd Showcase sees twelve companies pitch for investment

Twelve companies pitched for investment at the recent OION Ltd Showcase, kindly hosted by Rathbone Investment Management at their offices in central London.


Smart textiles company, Pireta, secures £500,000 through Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

Following their pitch at the October 2017 OION Ltd Showcase, held at Centrica’s head office in Windsor, Pireta have recently closed their investment round after raising £500k from OION members.


OION’s ‘Robotics & AI’ Showcase sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION’s first Showcase of 2018 was held last week in collaboration with RACE (the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire.