The Oxford Seed Fund

seed growth

A student-led fund that provides capital to Oxford University’s most promising start-ups

OSF team 2019/2020

The Fund provides start-ups and entrepreneurs with access to capital, diverse investors, and a supportive community in which to develop and scale.

We invest up to £50,000 in the top Oxford-affiliated startups and provide them with the network and support they need to scale. Our current team is made up of 11 MBA candidates whose experience ranges in venture capital, investment strategy, management consultancy, financial services and entrepreneurship. 

Supported by the Entrepreneurship Centre, we source and evaluate up to 200 potential deals per year, conduct due diligence, and ultimately invest in up to two startups per year. 

Take a look at our investment portfolio and learn about the investments we've made since the Fund was established in 2012.

Applications to join the 2020/21 investment team are now open to full-time Saïd Business School students. More information can be found on the Student Canvas page.


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Investment Portfolio

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The Oxford Seed Fund has invested in 15 ventures since its creation, varying in industry to make up a diverse portfolio. 




Investments to date


Received follow on rounds


Of funds invested


Additional funds raised by global investors

Applications for 2019-20 funding are now closed

To apply you need

  • An Oxford connection: At least one alumni, staff member or current student in your founding team
  • Requirement for capital: An explanation for why our investment will make a meaningful difference for your venture
  • Potential for growth: Demonstrate that you could receive a 10x follow-on investment or generate substantial revenues in the next 18 months
  • Corporate registration in the UK or US even if you operate elsewhere

View the questions before submitting your application.

Applications for funding have now closed.

If you have any questions about the application or are interested in finding out more information about the Oxford Seed Fund, please email:

FAQs for applications