OEI is part of the OION Ltd group of angel networks. OION Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; reference number 564525.
OEI was established in November 2004 to provide a wider range of earlier stage investment opportunities, often where more than just investment is being sought. Companies seek smaller sums; match SMART Grants, or first market entry with companies seeking from £80k up to £250k and often where the new government tax scheme called Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is relevant.
OEI provides investors with opportunities that are at an earlier stage than those selected to present to OION or TVIN. The networks aim to provide investors with the widest possible range of investment opportunities, both in terms of stage of development and capital requirements.
The OION Ltd group also includes OION and TVIN. Oxford Investment Opportunity Network (OION), established in 1994 as one of the UK's first business angel networks, has an interest in companies with a strong barrier to entry, often patented, but all companies will have a strong vision for growth seeking investment from £200k to ~£1.5 million. TVIN was established in 2003 targeting companies with a focus on first mover advantage including FMCG, digital media, green-technology seeking investment between £150k to £750k.
Combined, the three networks aim to provide investors with the widest possible range of investment opportunities, both in terms of stage of development and capital requirements.
Following the success of the OION 2015 & 2016 SEIS Funds, OEI, as part of OION Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of The OION Fund - investing in to both EIS & SEIS qualifying companies. For more information, please visit www.oion-eis-seis.co.uk