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OXFO venture Novoic raise £2m Seed Investment

Novoic, a digital biotech company developing AI-based Speech Analysis to detect neurological diseases, has today announced a raise of £2m from global investors. The round is led by Anthemis Exponential Ventures with participation from APEX Digital Health, as well as Entrepreneur First and Plug and Play Ventures. Angel investors include Stanford Angels.


Oxford Foundry backs four new COVID-19 recovery innovations

The Oxford Foundry has announced the four new innovative solutions it will support on the OXFO COVID-19 Rapid Solutions Builder. The four critical solutions were chosen by a team of international judges from more than 100 entries after a rigorous selection process - based on their ability to have a real, tangible societal impact, their viability and ability to implement and their potential for rapid growth.

OXFO launches £120K Grant Runway Fund to Boost Pandemic Recovery

The Oxford Foundry has launched a £120,000 grant fund for startups responding to COVID-19 to boost the economic recovery from the pandemic.

Through the COVID-19 Startup Grant Runway Fund, grants of £10,000 will be given to the four OXFO COVID-19 Rapid Solutions Builder ventures deemed critical to aiding the crisis by a judging panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and investors. Grants of £5,000 will be awarded to selected ventures in the Foundry's portfolio who are responding to the pandemic. 


OXFO venture iLoF receive $1m from Microsoft & Mayfield Fund for search to find Alzheimer’s cure

OXFO startup ILoF has received $1 million from Microsoft’s venture fund, Mayfield, and Melinda Gates’s Pivotal Ventures to reduce the cost and time of drug discovery for diseases including Alzheimer's. They are one of four teams chosen from female-led companies from around the world to receive a share of $6m investment, resources and mentoring through the Female Founders Program.



13 ventures in our portfolio are responding to the pandemic. They include a GP-to-patient remote platform that has scaled in three weeks to help hundreds of thousands of patients, fever detection cameras, sensors to monitor NHS hospital bed availability, a communication platform for care home residents and families to keep in touch, and a remote tutoring app for students.

Biz Stone, Cofounder, Twitter
Biz Stone, Cofounder, Twitter, Medium and Jelly 

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