Tom Bradley has joined Oxford Capital as managing director of its growth capital investment business. Previously, Bradley worked at DN Capital where he served as a partner focusing on the software and internet industries.
Oxford Capital has appointed industry heavyweight Tom Bradley as Managing Director of its growth capital investment business. Tom has invested in a series of successful businesses in the technology and media sectors including LOVEFiLM.com (sold to Amazon), NetEconomy (sold to Fiserv) and worked with the team which backed the US$1bn music app provider, Shazam. This is the second senior appointment to Oxford Capital’s growth team in 2015 after investment exit specialist, Robin Lincoln, joined from Lloyds Bank earlier in the year.
Tom Bradley joins from DN Capital where he was a Partner specialising in the software and internet sectors. His investments included Performance Horizon Group (PHG), Airsense Wireless, VouchedFor.co.uk, Lovespace, Brisk.io and Mister Spex. Tom was previously a Founder Partner at DFJ Esprit in London investing in a variety of technology and communications businesses. Tom is a graduate of Oxford University with an MA in Modern History from Brasenose College.
David Mott, Managing Partner, Oxford Capital, said:
“Tom joins Oxford Capital with an outstanding track record in originating successful technology deals and delivering high multiple returns to investors. He has held senior leadership roles with two of the UK’s leading technology VC investors and brings over 15 years of experience of investing in all market conditions.
“Tom will be responsible for leading our growth capital team at an exciting stage in our development and expansion. His appointment follows our successful investment in mobile games specialist Kobojo, where we led the company’s latest US$7m funding round. As well as originating new deals, Tom will work closely with the team to maximise the potential of our portfolio companies and aim to deliver profitable exits for our investors.
“I am very pleased that Tom has joined Oxford Capital. His appointment means we now have distinct, senior leadership for both of our investment strategies, with Tom leading our growth capital team and Oliver Hughes our infrastructure investment team.”
Tom Bradley, Managing Director Growth Capital, Oxford Capital, said:
“Oxford Capital has built an excellent reputation for identifying and investing in a series of exciting high growth businesses. The firm has ambitious growth targets and a top quality team who work effectively together in a highly collaborative culture. I am looking forward to working with the team to take Oxford Capital’s growth capital business forward into its next stage of development.”
Oxford Capital works in partnership with exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams to provide the capital, expertise and support they need to turn outstanding innovation into highly-successful businesses. It has invested in more than 40 growth companies, operating in industries ranging from digital media to sustainable agriculture and medical technology.
About Oxford Capital (www.oxcp.com)
Oxford Capital is an investment manager with two distinct strategies. It provides Growth Capital investment to smaller companies from a range of industries, helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses in their chosen markets. It also invests in Infrastructure, providing finance to companies that own and operate revenue-generating infrastructure assets.
Private clients can invest in both strategies through a range of tax-efficient investment opportunities, including Enterprise Investment Scheme investments. Institutional investors can invest both through Limited Partnership funds and through tailored investment programmes.