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Sponsors

OION Ltd is pleased to acknowledge the support of its sponsors. This support means that our companies and investors can access professional advice that is geared to meet the growth needs of innovative businesses.

 

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OION is kindly sponsored by Laytons - a commercial law firm with an international client base, with specialists in private equity, corporate and commercial, intellectual property and technology, as well as tax, employment, dispute resolution, commercial property and private client.

We believe it to be vital to our clients that they deal with consistent personnel whom they know, and further that they have individuals who know them and their affairs well. We generate the best advice by sharing our knowledge and working supportively as a single team, both with our clients and amongst ourselves.

We understand that clients need more than just advice. We invest time in knowing clients’ circumstances, needs and preferences to deliver commercially informed and practical results. Wherever practical the same lawyers act. In this way we know what matters and our advice can be relevant, effective and appropriate.

We understand and are sympathetic to the pressures on early-stage businesses: as a result we act for numerous companies who have been introduced to us via OION.

If you are an investor or a company seeking finance through OION and would like to speak to us, without obligation, we are always happy to meet you. Please contact Esther Gunaratnam.

Address: Level 5, 2 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AP

Tel: 020 7842 8000

Web: www.laytons.com

 

 

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TVIN is kindly sponsored by Nunn Hayward. Over the last 25 years we have gained a wealth of experience which we are pleased to be able to offer you in your new enterprise.

Our 8 partner firm boasts strengths not just in the usual core business you would associate with firms of accountants, but also consultancy skills tailored to the day to day needs of the SME sector and in particular fast growing new businesses.

Getting the structure of the company right at the very outset in terms of financing, decision making and shareholder relations is always key but so often in the initial whirlwind of those early months they can be missed, with serious long term consequences.

We work with our clients to try and make sure that does not happen and use our team to help take some of the workload away and let you concentrate on what really matters.

We are here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a free and no obligation consultation, please contact Steve Cook.

Address: Sterling House, 20 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL

Tel: 01753 888211

Web: www.nunn-hayward.com

 

 

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TVIN is kindly sponsored by Moorcrofts LLP - a boutique corporate law firm focused only on matters that are important to your business, including corporate, commercial, IT and technology, open source software, commercial property and employment issues. We don't deal with law that businesses don't use - we don't advise on Wills, criminal, conveyancing, personal injury, matrimonial etc. We just deal with commercial matters.

We understand the issues facing your business when you are looking for funding, having had experience of acting for many companies in that position. Importantly we also act for companies at all stages in their development, from start-ups through to companies listed on AIM and including venture capitalists and angel investors. We therefore understand the issues facing you from all perspectives and are well placed to give you practical commercial and realistic advice that can move your business forward.

Once you have achieved the funding you are looking for, we are here to help you continue to develop your business. As well as the usual shareholder and commercial law issues, we have particular expertise in helping firms with incentivising their employees by way of employee share schemes, an ideal way to ensure you have a committed and driven workforce who shares your desire to drive your company forward. Unlike larger general service firms, we are able to offer a partner led service to ensure that you achieve the best advice possible. We are based in Marlow with clients throughout London, the Thames Valley and much further afield. We are also experienced in cross border transactions and can assist your business in developing links worldwide when the time comes. We are happy to meet or talk with you, without commitment, about what we can do for you and how we can address the legal and commercial issues your business faces.

Address: Thames House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1PB
Tel: 01628 470000
Email: Teri Hunter
Web: www.moorcrofts.com

 

 

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OEI is kindly sponsored by Richardsons - a flexible, approachable firm of business advisors, acting for a number of start-ups in the science and hi-tech fields. We are experienced in meeting the kinds of challenges your company may face.

Our team will listen to your unique requirements and provide you with whatever you need from the full spectrum of accounting, auditing, tax, management reporting, payroll and support services that we provide. We are specialists in the area of Research and Development tax credits, and we offer costs effective audits of grants.

We always agree a fixed fee with clients in advance, so that you receive no unexpected bills. Our quotes include the provision of ad-hoc advice on general and specific issues throughout the year. We are much better able to help your business grow if we know what you are doing, so we welcome your calls and don't charge you for listening!

Our principal contacts to advise both investors and early stage companies are Alison Richardson and Simon Husband.

Address: Richardsons, 30 Upper High Street, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3EZ 
Tel: 01844 261155 
Web: www.richardsons-group.co.uk

 

 

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OION Ltd is kindly sponsored by Oxford Innovation - providing services to support the growth of innovators and entrepreneurs, and to public and private sector organisations that wish to support innovation and enterprise. We manage a range of national and regional coaching and business support programmes and investment networks that link investors with businesses seeking funding. For further information please visit www.oxfordinnovationservices.co.uk

Oxford Innovation is also a leading operator of business and innovation centres, managing a national network of centres providing office and laboratory space to over 500 early stage firms. For more information please see www.oxin-centres.co.uk

Address: Oxford Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY
Email: info@oxin.co.uk
Web: www.oxin.co.uk

 

News

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OION Ltd’s latest Showcase sees thirteen companies pitch at London Stock Exchange

Last week’s OION Ltd Showcase at the London Stock Exchange featured presentations from thirteen fascinating companies seeking investment.

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OION Ltd’s first Showcase of the current series held at Bisham Abbey, Marlow

Following a brief pause for the summer, September 27th saw the first OION Ltd Showcase of the current series. Held at the stunning Bisham Abbey near Marlow, ten companies from a broad range of sectors pitched.

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Bookabees secures funding following pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase

Bookabees pitched to OION members at the May Showcase held at the Leander Club overlooking the river in Henley on Thames. Since then, we’re pleased to report that they’ve recently closed their round with investment from OION included.

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Rovco named ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult

Rovco, after receiving £280,000 of investment from OION members as part of a £1.2m raise, have been named a ‘Game Changer’ by the Offshore Renewables Energy (ORE) Catapult.

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OION Ltd’s final Showcase of the summer series sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION Ltd returned to Oxford’s Saïd Business School last Thursday for the final Showcase before the summer break. Ten company pitches were followed by networking and refreshments providing investors with the opportunity to find out more from the companies of interest.

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Ten companies pitch at OION Ltd’s May Showcase hosted by Leander Club

OION Ltd’s May Showcase was held last week at Leander Club overlooking the Thames in Henley. Ten companies from across OION Ltd’s three investment networks (OION, TVIN & OEI) pitched for investment.

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OION Ltd completes 37 deals in 2017/18

Oxford Investment Opportunity Network Ltd had 37 separate companies receive funding within the last financial year. 19 companies were funded through the OION Ltd Angel Investors and a further 18 through the OION Fund.

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Labrador raises funding through OION Ltd

Labrador pitched at the February OION Ltd Showcase kindly hosted by Rathbones at their London offices. We’re pleased to report that, since their pitch, Labrador have raised funding through OION.

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Twelve companies pitch at joint OION Ltd and OUI Showcase

The joint investment meeting held by Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION Ltd) and Oxford University Innovation (OUI) saw a mix of twelve companies pitch for investment - eight from the OION Ltd network and four from the OUI network.

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Success for MusicGurus

MusicGurus is the e-learning platform for the music industry, revolutionizing the way that music is learned and taught and providing leading publishers, artists, equipment brands and schools with the means to go digital.

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Latest OION Ltd Showcase sees twelve companies pitch for investment

Twelve companies pitched for investment at the recent OION Ltd Showcase, kindly hosted by Rathbone Investment Management at their offices in central London.

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Smart textiles company, Pireta, secures £500,000 through Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION)

Following their pitch at the October 2017 OION Ltd Showcase, held at Centrica’s head office in Windsor, Pireta have recently closed their investment round after raising £500k from OION members.

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OION’s ‘Robotics & AI’ Showcase sees ten companies pitch for investment

OION’s first Showcase of 2018 was held last week in collaboration with RACE (the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire.