The Seed Fund team is composed of current Oxford students, alumni, experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
As a team, we draw on our collective global expertise...
...in a wide range of sectors and professions.
Meet the 2016-17 Seed Fund Team:
Jayanth has an impact investing and emerging markets background. Most recently as Associate Manager (Finance Services) at Ennovent, Jayanth supported investments through its €2M seed-stage Impact Investment Holding fund (IIH), advising clients on multiple market development investment programs.
Ashley has spent the last seven years working in East and Southern Africa designing, manufacturing and selling products for bottom-of-the-pyramid customers. During this time, she has developed and sold over 200,000 products, providing clean water and energy to over 2 million people in 7 different countries.
Jothan started his career in trading in London before founding GraduRates, a peer-to-peer loans platform that was acquired by market leader Ratesetter in 2015. Most recently, Jothan advised on deals at SeedNet ventures, and supported entrepreneurs via the Virgin Startup mentoring programme.
Prior to Oxford, Weiyue was a founding team member at PerceptIn, a robotic start-up in Silicon Valley, where she brought her financial, commercial, and operational experience. Weiyue is also a Project Advisor in the ARM Accelerator, focused on smart hardware and Internet of Things (IoT).