Applications are open now for Oxford Brookes Scale Up Network, starting September 2020. Open to Oxfordshire-based SMEs, the Network is designed to help business leaders meet future challenges. The Network is a small and selected group of successful and growing scale...
Early-stage investment – impacts of Covid-19
Our research into the impact of the Covid-19 siutation on innovation-based companies shows that attracting investment and cash-flow are major concerns, based on our survey of Oxfordshire-based businesses.
The Government announced the Future Fund to support risk-capital backed companies on 20th April, 2020. However, our early assessment suggests that this intervention is unlikely to support early-stage investment (pre-series A level investment) and companies that have not already raised at least £250k will not be eligible. We are now reaching out to the investment community to gather their views on early-stage investment and the likely impact of Covid-19 on investment activity and decisions.
If you are an investor, please complete a short set of questions to contribute your insights and perspectives.Click here to add your views