Oxford Capital invests £20m across first quarter of 2014
Investments into Linkdex, Arkivum, IntentHQ and others make specialist investor one of UK’s most active
Tech-focused venture capital firm Oxford Capital has announced its investments over the first quarter of 2014 totalled more than £20m, making it one of the UK’s most active venture capital backers across the period.
Investments made by Oxford Capital in the first quarter of 2014 include:
- A $4m funding round in ‘organic marketing’ start-up Linkdex
- £1.9m backing of digital archiving service Arkivum
- £4.75m investment in audience intelligence provider IntentHQ
- £3.5m backing of wound care business BioMonde
- Follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies MirriAd and Cognia
The investments follow a number of successful fundraising drives in recent months, generating increased investor backing of Oxford Capital’s evergreen Gateway Funds and continued interest in its Co-Investment Circle, a scheme which allows family offices and high net-worth individuals to co-invest alongside the venture capital firm.
David Mott, managing partner at Oxford Capital, said: “Oxford Capital has really moved up a gear in 2014. We are regularly leading investment rounds alongside international venture capital firms, strategic investors and family offices.
“We believe our strength in fundraising and exceptional pipeline of high quality investment opportunities makes us stand out in the UK growth capital sector.
“Our rate of UK fundraising and investment so far this year matches or even exceeds that of some of the big name international VC firms.”