The universities of Portsmouth and Southampton announced have signed a sponsorship deal to provide support to Oxford Innovation’s investment networks includig Thames Valley Investment Network (TVIN), and Oxford Early Investments.
TVIN assists early stage companies with proof of concept funding from £25,000 to £250,000.
Oxford Early Investments helps companies secure funding from £150,000 to £750,000
The aim of the deal is to assist local companies by providing access to funding from business angels who are members of Oxford Innovation’s investment networks and to facilitate involvement by prospective local investors. The longer term objective is to work with local partners to establish a new Solent investment network.
TVIN and Oxford Early Investments will also organize an investor training workshop and investment network meeting in Portsmouth and Southampton next year.