Background

Investors

OION Ltd offer Qualified Investors access to selected, high quality investment opportunities that offer the potential of high growth and reward. They are business angels who invest capital into innovative companies in exchange for an equity share. Qualified Investors are High Net Worth, Sophisticated or Professional Investors.

How we operate

OION Ltd screens business proposals and carefully selects investment opportunities to match investor requirements. Selection criteria includes:

  • High growth potential with a scalable business model
  • Seeking between £100,000 - ~£2,000,000
  • Disruptive technology
  • Clear need for product / service with a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Growing, accessible market
  • Good management team

Benefits of OION Ltd membership

  • High quality, screened and selected proposals
  • Regular meetings and networking opportunities
  • Support for investment process
  • Detailed summaries of investments

Benefits of business angel investments

  • Equity stake
  • Direct investment
  • Management involvement in growing business
  • Potential high rewards
  • Tax breaks

Additional Support for investors

  • Established strong links with professional services providers, such as accountants, solicitors and banks
  • Help to select an appropriate professional to assist investors with the funding process and business development issues
  • Good contacts within the research and higher education institutions and can provide contact details where specialist technology advice is sought

How to join OION Ltd as an Investor member

If you wish to join OION Ltd as an Investor member, please register your interest via the online Investor Registration form.

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 requires investors to be self-certified as Sophisticated Investors or High Net Worth Individuals, more details can be found here.

If you wish to confidentially speak to a Network Manager in the first instance, please contact us to arrange a time to chat.

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.