Meriwether Beckwith
Investment Manager, Oxford Capital

Meri is on the investment team at Oxford Capital, where he is responsible for leading new investments, and supporting companies in the portfolio. He is particularly focused on digital health, and consumer oriented businesses, but above all looks to back ambitious teams tackling huge societal or commercial problems. Meri is the investment lead on Attest, and involved with Push Doctor, Moneybox, Outplay and Oxford BioTherapeutics in the OC portfolio. He previously gained experience in venture capital with Geneva based firm Endeavour Vision.

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11:00 - 11:45

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the Global Economy?

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

The panel will look at the industry from the geographical aspect discussing:

  • How has VC investing developed since the financial crisis?
  • How has the investor base for VC funds changed?
  • What level of returns has VCs as an asset class returned?
  • Which sectors/technologies have been most favoured by funds
  • What geographic trends has VC investing witnessed?

Speakers: Meriwether Beckwith – Oxford Capital Partners, Simon Blakey – Avonmore Developments, Fiona Dent – Makerversity and George Whitehead – Octopus Ventures

Chaired by Jens Tholstrup – OION

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