Enabling investment

Companies pitching for funding at Venturefest Oxford were relatively successful in receiving funding within 6 and 12 months of the event. Between them 61 of the 196 companies that had pitched during the first 10 years of Venturefest Oxford reported raising more than £8m of funding within a year of Venturefest, more than half of that being achieved within 6 months. Although difficult to compare with those companies that had not pitched the feedback from the investment managers involved in organising the pitching sessions was that the 11% success rate within 6 months was better than would have been achieved otherwise. The value of Venturefest was ascribed to having more investors in the room and therefore being able to put together a consortium of investors more easily than at a typical angel investor session.

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Enabling investment

Creating new investments for companies pitching for funding

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Job creation

Leading job creation in local communities


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Technical Know-How:

Influencing business and innovation strategies


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Technical Know-Whom:

Increasing networking and business collaboration


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Attribution

An important role in the wider innovation eco-system

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Next Steps

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