James is a Partner at Oxford Investment Consultants (OIC) and has over 25 years’ experience as a venture capital advisor and investor, both at the seed and later stage. Prior to joining OIC in January 2018 he spent 15 years managing the University of Oxford’s portfolio of technology spinout company shareholdings. He has an MA in Engineering Science from Oxford and an MBA from Cranfield University.
James has made and managed investments in many technology spinouts which have been successfully sold or taken public, including NaturalMotion, Oxitec, Oxford Immunotec and Adaptimmune. When he left the University at the end of 2017 the portfolio comprised shareholdings in over 100 technology companies spanning life sciences and other technology.