Impacting the World and Empowering Change

In this online event, we invited two key players shaping the entrepreneurship and investment arena in Africa to share their philosophy and journey. Claudia Castellanos is the founder and CEO of Black Mamba Foods, a social business and growing fair trade brand based in Swaziland that manufactures and distributes gourmet chilli products in Southern AfricaContinue reading “Impacting the World and Empowering Change”

Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop

What does an investment deal look like? What is a valuation? How is ownership determined? How do you calculate returns? Dr Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy and his academic writings have been published inContinue reading “Entrepreneurial Finance Workshop”

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley VC, with Stanford Prof. Ilya Strebulaev

In this interactive workshop designed for entrepreneurs and aspiring VCs, Professor Ilya Strebulaev shared his insights from the heart of Silicon Valley on how VCs really make the decision on whether to invest in a startup and at what valuation. Ilya Strebulaev is a tenured chaired Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School ofContinue reading “Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley VC, with Stanford Prof. Ilya Strebulaev”

The Mindful VC: Founder Resilience through the Start-up Journey

David Mott and Clarissa McKay from Oxford Capital joined us to share about the critical role that VCs play in building resilience in the companies they invest in, as well as the common struggles of startups when scaling up. They also gave insight into the investing philosophy of Oxford Capital. Oxford Capital is a specialistContinue reading “The Mindful VC: Founder Resilience through the Start-up Journey”

Getting Closer to Action: James Lo

OXVC hosted James Lo, CEO of Mana, for a sharing on his colourful career. Prior to starting his own venture, James worked in McKinsey, as well as in SoftBank. On Consulting James highlighted the strong value proposition that a position in consulting can bring to one’s career. His time at McKinsey offered him the chance to buildContinue reading “Getting Closer to Action: James Lo”

How to Build a Startup

In this event, Sahil Sachdev will give an introduction to Founders Factory, a London-based startup accelerator and venture studio. He will then give a workshop on the Venture Design process, the science of creating a startup from scratch. This interactive workshop will be followed by a Q&A.Sahil is the Head of New Ventures at FoundersContinue reading “How to Build a Startup”

How to Interview for a VC Role

OXVC hosted Toyosi Ogedengbe, a seasoned venture capitalist to find out his tips on how best to break into a career in venture capital. Toyosi is a Said Business School MBA alumni and is an advisor to Creator Fund. Intro to VC Before interviewing for VCs, it’s important to know the landscape and what the focus of VCsContinue reading “How to Interview for a VC Role”

Venture Capital Crash Course

This interactive workshop, given by Marc Moesser, a Creator Fund Investor, will go through the basic concepts of how VC operates: the investment philosophy; capital and legal structure of funds; and what a career in VC might look like. He covers the different stages of a typical VC investment, from first contact to finalised investment,Continue reading “Venture Capital Crash Course”