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.

President
Ben Sidebotham
Engineering Science
VP, Secretary
Ananya Chowdhury
History & Economics
VP, Treasurer
Iso Deesomlert
PPE
Marketing Director
Eu Ro Wang
History
Content Director
Kate Zhu
MBA
Diversity Officer
Pelumi Olawale
MBA
Events Director
Tamzin Lent
English
Publicity Officer
Jaidan Reeder
Economics & Management
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
Jurisprudence

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

RLC Ventures

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.
https://rlc.ventures

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.
https://www.oxfordfoundry.ox.ac.uk

Panacea Innovation

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.
http://panacea-innovation.com/

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.

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