Oxford University Innovation and Parkwalk Advisors announced today that the University of Oxford Isis Fund II has raised over £2 million, exceeding its funding target, and will close to new investors. The fund achieved its initial target in less than four weeks and will close at almost twice that level.
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Onfido, a start-up company from the Oxford University Innovation Software Incubator has secured a further $4.5m though Series A funding to help them expand internationally.
Software startup Onfido has raised £500,000 in seed funding as its online real-time employee screening service is rolled out to help employers conduct vital background checks.
The programme will teach the start-ups how design can play a key role in developing a vision and strategy for their businesses, developing appealing propositions to attract investment and new customers for products and services.
The Isis MedTech Showcase held in late September revealed the breadth and depth of new healthcare technologies being developed at Oxford.
Oxford BioChronometrics was featured in a story in the Guardian “How your electronic DNA could be the secure login of the future."
'Imagine a piece of software that would allow the soldiers, aid workers and government officials thrown together after a disaster to quickly and securely communicate with each other whatever device they hold in their hands....
Oxford graduate Eamon Jubbawy has taken the idea for a web-based employment checking system from inception to incorporation in three months with the help of the Isis Software Incubator (ISI). The ISI, part of Oxford University Innovation Ltd., the Technology Transfer Office of the University of Oxford, supports early-stage software ventures from Oxford staff and students to develop products or services and assists them to trade without external investment.