A collaboration between Parkwalk and Oxford University Innovation

The University of Oxford Funds (UOIF) invests in high-growth, IP-rich technologies founded at The University of Oxford. By investing in UOIF, you can benefit from tax reliefs under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) outlined below, subject to personal tax circumstances.

5 EIS tax reliefs available:

  • 30% Income tax relief, available in the year of investment or carried back to the previous year
  • Capital gains tax deferral – on gains made in prior three years or for one year following investment
  • IHT free – provided the investments are held for two years and are held at time of death
  • Tax free capital gains on the investments
  • Loss relief – option to claim losses against capital gains or income*

About The Fund

The Fund offers investors the opportunity to invest in companies formed to commercialise the incredible scientific and technological discoveries made at the University of Oxford, in a tax-efficient manner. The University of Oxford Innovation Funds launched in 2014. The Funds bring together Parkwalk, the UK’s most active investor in UK university spin-outs, and Oxford University Innovation, one of the world’s leading Technology Transfer Offices, to offer an early-stage, growth-targeted investment fund, with the potential to maximise tax-free capital gains.

*Please note: Investments must be held for 3 years to achieve all 5 tax reliefs. Tax reliefs are dependent upon an investor’s circumstances. We strongly suggest that you seek specialist tax advice. Tax benefits above are as at March 2024. Loss relief reduces the impact of a loss but does not eliminate it entirely.

Do not invest unless you are prepared to lose all the money you invest. This is a high-risk investment and you are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong. Take 2 mins to learn more.

Oxford Innovation Fund

Oxford University Innovation (OUI) is the University’s Technology Transfer Office and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford. OUI has a global reputation for expertise in protecting, patenting and licensing early-stage technologies and has over 4,995 patents under management. Since 2010 over £6bn in external investment has been raised by OUI’s spin-outs.

The University of Oxford Innovation Funds invest in companies spun out from the University of Oxford and the wider University of Oxford technology cluster.

The Funds utilise the tax reliefs available via the UK Government’s EIS and SEIS schemes where applicable.

£25,000 Minimum Subscription.
Early-stage seed and follow-on investments.
Closed-end fund.

Parkwalk Testimonals

“With the partnership between Oxford University Innovation and Parkwalk Advisors nearing ten years, it’s great to see the launch of UOIF VI. We aim to identify several interesting investment opportunities from the vibrant Oxford ecosystem for UOIF VI to invest in”.

– Adam Workman, Head of OUI Investments & New Ventures. Oxford University Innovation

University of Oxford Innovation Fund

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Risk Warning

The investments described in this website will place your capital at risk. Past performance may not be repeated and is not indicative of future results. Tax reliefs are dependent on investors’ individual circumstance and are subject to change. An investment in a fund managed by Parkwalk must be made only on the basis of the fund’s Information Memorandum and Key Information Document. Parkwalk does not provide investment or tax advice, and the information on this website should not be construed as such.

Parkwalk is the trading name of Parkwalk Advisors Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (FRN: 502237). Parkwalk is registered in England & Wales (registration number 06925696) at 3 Pancras Square, King’s Cross N1C 4AG. Parkwalk is an IP Group plc company.