The Oxford Seed Fund

seed growth

A student-led initiative to gain first-hand investment experience

Oxford Seed Fund team

The Fund is a select international team of entrepreneurs, investors and industry specialists.

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 read all about the investments we've made since the Fund was established in 2012.

Applications for 2018-19 funding are open

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

Applications close Monday 4 February at 5pm. We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions about the application please email:

Seed Fund statistics

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