the mission

We're here to help both students and startups grow, with our network of startup founders, investors, and entrepreneurial Oxford students.

We provide a pathway for students to learn, up-skill, and gain the confidence to enter businesses from any background. By introducing students to venture capital, we show them how it is possible to pursue a business idea and access funding and support.

Ultimately, we want to make VC more diverse, open, and accessible.

the team

our team of Entrepreneurial Students at The University of Oxford

The Committee

The Committee are responsible for managing the society and putting on events.

Ben Sidebotham
Engineering Science
VP, Secretary
Ananya Chowdhury
History & Economics
VP, Treasurer
Iso Deesomlert
Marketing Director
Eu Ro Wang
Content Director
Kate Zhu
Diversity Officer
Pelumi Olawale
Publicity Officer
Kelvin Tai
Economics & Management

Student Advisory Team

We provide a peer-to-peer service to help you nurture your ideas from the very beginning to your first round of funding. We can help you find co-founders, create a viable business model, practice your pitching, and introduce you to mentors in our network. This isn't formal. We don't charge. We're here to help. Feel free to reach out for a chat.  

Startup Advisory
Niles Breuer
MSc, Sociology
Startup Advisory
Johannes Blaschke
MSc, Sociology
Startup Advisory
Andy Wolf

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors (College Representatives) are responsible for sharing events and promoting the Oxford Venture Capital Network within their college. Being an ambassador is a great way to learn more about venture capital and strengthen your application to join the Committee in the future.

our partners

find out about some of our key partners

Oxford Foundry

The Oxford Foundry is a new entrepreneurial centre for the University of Oxford. As an integral part of the University, our aim is to create a diverse, student-led community where innovation and creativity lives and breathes. We want to support all of our 23,000 students  - whether they are lawyers, medics, engineers or philosophers - in becoming more entrepreneurial people.

Founding Team

The Oxford Venture Capital Network was created in 2019, to connect entrepreneurial Oxford students, startup founders and investors, and to make VC more diverse, open and accessible.

Andrea Guariglia
Josie Finegold
Marc Mößer
Roma Rana
Rohit Bagewadi
Katie Miles