The Saïd Business School offers students and alumni of the University financial support to start and scale their venture.
The Saïd Business School Seed Fund
The Saïd Business School Seed Fund invests £15-25K in startups led by Oxford students and alumni. Having closed applications for the first round, we are now working to make our first investments in June 2013. Learn more about the Seed Fund investment process and criteria and check out our frequently asked questions here.
For entrepreneurs who have ideas but are not yet ready for investment, the SBS Seed Fund Team also offers a Lean Launchpad business model development programme. The Lean LaunchPad will help 6 to 8 teams refine business models and prepare their ventures for future funding.
The Saïd Business School Venture Fund
The Saïd Business School Venture Fund is a student-led organisation which provides investments to Oxford-related companies. The Fund was started in 2006 with donations from Sir Phillip Green and David Bonderman. The Fund is currently in the process of expansion. The fund will make investments of £1million and up. Fund investments are made in the same manner as private equity firms make theirs; in fact the fund invest alongside venture capital and impact investment funds in club deals and syndicates. Members of the committee are responsible for all parts of the investment process and work collaboratively on investment decisions and portfolio management. By working with investment professionals, members of the committee have a unique opportunity to interact with leaders in their fields and refine their investment knowledge and acumen.