Oxford Technology and Innovations EIS Fund


Oxford Investment Consultants LLP ("OIC") advises Thompson Taraz, the Investment Manager of Oxford Technology and Innovations EIS Fund ("OTIF"). OIC is an Appointed Representative of Stoneware Captial LLP, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

The focus of OIC research is on University of Oxford spin out companies.

Over the last fifteen years Oxford has produced a string of world-class spin-out companies. It is our belief that the next generation of world-class Oxford businesses is just waiting to be discovered.

The Team

Our team has a proven track record of making successful private equity investments in technology companies. We will use our collective experience to ensure that we recommend only the most promising companies with the greatest potential.

George Robinson

George is a Partner and co-Founder of Sloane Robinson LLP, an investment management business which invests in listed equities globally with a particular focus on Asian and Emerging Markets. Prior to that he worked for 15 years in Asia, initially for John Swire and Sons in Hong Kong, Korea and the Philippines, and then for Asian based stockbroker WI Carr in Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong where he was Director of Regional Research.

George is an active investor in early stage technology and biotech companies with a particular focus on Oxford spin- outs, and is a founding Partner of Technikos, a private equity partnership which invests in spin-out companies from the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He has organised a number of networking events to promote Oxford companies to outside investors together with Oxford Spin-out Equity Management, the agency which manages the University’s shareholdings in its spin-out companies.

George is an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford where he graduated with a BA in Engineering Science, and is a member of Oxford University Endowment Management’s Investment Committee.

Barnaby Martin

Barnaby began his career at Goldman Sachs in London before working for Credit Agricole in Hong Kong. He has written for the Daily Telegraph on business and economics.

Barnaby has more than fifteen years of private equity investment experience in the technology sector. In addition to being an active investor he has also founded several successful technology businesses including www.translatemedia.com, www.healthunlocked.com and www.urbanbite.com. Barnaby holds a BA Hons degree from Brasenose College Oxford.

David Benello

David is an independent non-executive director at Telekom Malaysia and Telecom Italia, where he also chairs the Nominations and Remuneration Committee. David is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, having served clients in Europe, North America and Asia over 30 years with a focus on telecom, insurance and industrial companies.

At the firm, he led the TMT practice in the UK and the strategy practice in Europe. David is also a Trustee of the American Air Museum in Britain. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford (Balliol College). He was also a Second Lieutenant in the Italian Alpine Troops.

Ross Hyett

Ross is a senior partner of PFP Wealth Management and heads a team that specialises in the provision of wealth management services to high net worth individuals and organisations.

Ross has established a number of businesses in a variety of market sectors and successfully raised finance to ensure their success and continued growth. These businesses have also included several which have qualified under the EIS rules to allow investors favourable tax treatment of their investment.

Ross was also an executive director of the British Racing Drivers’ Club which owns Silverstone race circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

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