Alex Feyler, Head of Ventures

Alex has worked on nation-wide projects as an intrapreneur and been involved in co-founding two start-ups in different sectors. Alex has raised investment for early-stage technology companies, working with one of the largest angel investor networks in Europe. This has given him great oversight of the entrepreneurial journey between pre-seed and Series A, from both an entrepreneur's and investor's perspective, an understanding of what start-ups need to focus-on, and priorities in their early stage of development to raise investment. Also how to support and facilitate early-stage technology companies to best grow and scale within their respective markets/sectors. 

Alex worked with the Director of the Oxford Foundry, wider University of Oxford, and key stakeholders and global accelerator contacts to design, build and iterate the OXFO L.E.V8 accelerator model for the University of Oxford. The accelerator is based on universal best practice, key changing trends in the industry and more importantly, utilising key assets within the University to differentiate itself moving forward. Over the last 34 months, L.E.V8 has successfully delivered three accelerator cohorts, supporting 32 companies across different sectors. They have gone on to raise in excess of £27.9m.