Oxford Innovation Finance launches its fourth EIS Fund

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

The Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund which has its first close for investment on 30th April 2024, is underpinned by nearly 30 years’ experience of identifying and supporting innovative UK companies. It provides an exciting opportunity to invest in a diverse selection of high-quality and high-growth early-stage companies from across the UK, developing solutions to the challenges of our future. Oxford Innovation Finance is a specialist in sourcing innovative start-up companies and guiding them through early-stage growth, providing its investors access to some of the most promising opportunities.

The EIS Fund is focused on identifying a range of science and technology companies for capital growth, at different stages of development and across different sectors, providing a high level of diversification for investors. Its unique approach makes use of an extensive network of entrepreneurs, angel investors, sector experts and business coaches to source and select the best investments for the Fund, helping them to realise their growth and maximising the opportunity for a profitable exit.

Oxford Innovation Finance is Manager of the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Funds 1, 2 and 3 and has been running OION, the UK's most active angel network*, since 1994, providing value to early-stage companies that goes deeper than just funding.

Jens Tholstrup, Executive Chairman of Oxford Innovation Finance, said: “Oxford Innovation Finance has the knowledge and skillset to identify high potential early-stage business from across the UK. We benefit from an experienced network of investors providing a high-quality flow of promising opportunities. We believe that by investing in, and supporting, strong and ambitious early-stage companies, we can help realise their growth potential and make a substantial contribution to the UK economy. The Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund provides an opportunity to access high-quality UK early-stage companies with the capability to achieve significant growth.”

Oxford Innovation Finance is part of the SQW Group which also includes Oxford Innovation Space, operators of a network of innovation centres, and Oxford Innovation Advice, providers of a range of coaching support for innovative companies.

*According to data compiled by Beauhurst.


For additional information, please contact:

Richard Cooper, Oxford Innovation Finance (Fund related enquires)


Rebecca Noonan, BX Consulting Services (Media related enquiries)



Notes to editor:

Oxford Innovation Finance is the home of OION, one of the oldest and largest Angel Investment Networks in the UK, and the Oxford Innovation EIS Growth Fund. Providing investors with the opportunity to invest in pre-screened opportunities either directly through its Angel Network or indirectly via its EIS Fund, and companies with the opportunity to secure investment from a large, diverse investor base.

Oxford Innovation Finance provides all-important access to finance for innovative early-stage companies which are crucial to the future prosperity of the UK and its economy. Uncovering the next generation of science and technology opportunities, it provides a gateway to the innovation ecosystem of Oxford and beyond, supporting the companies of the future.


Published: February 2024.