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, upskill, and gain 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 Committee are responsible for managing the society and putting on events.
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.
The student VC investment team are looking for the best early stage science and tech investment opportunities in Oxford. They identify and analyse opportunities for investment of £50-200k from the Campus Capital fund. Find out more.
Student Ambassadors (College Representatives) are responsible for sharing events and promoting Oxford VC 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 or Student VC Team in the future.
RLC Ventures is a Venture Capital fund investing in pre-seed and seed stage companies with an emerging market footprint. Their main focus is on Fintech, AI, Proptech, Enterprise, Gaming & Social Impact. They donate a portion of their profits to charitable causes elected by the founders they work with.
Campus Capital was founded with the vision of providing a credible, early stage investment source to each city region around the UK. They achieve this in part though our Student VC programme which which enables the best and brightest, PhD's, MBA's and Undergraduates at UK's leading universities to learn about equity investment and empowers them to make real early stage investment decisions.
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.
Panacea's mission is to change the way the world does science for the betterment of humankind by establishing the vehicles that aim to maximize deep science translation. It is a professionally driven biotech communication and transfer platform run by post-graduate students, postdocs, and young professionals, aiming to bridge the gap between industry, academia and government.
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.