Venture Associates

​CAMERON TURNER [Christ Church 2004]
Received his MBA from Saïd Business School, where he launched his last company, ClickStream Technologies, which Microsoft acquired in 2009. Before Oxford, Cameron worked for several years in research and software development, after a degree in Architecture/Engineering from Dartmouth College (including a transfer term at St. Anne’s, 1995). Cameron completed an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University and serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX, Stanford’s accelerator, and The Stanford Venture Studio, advising on the full range of start-up topics. As co-founding partner of The Data Guild, Cameron has developed and deployed industrial machine learning systems for several Fortune 100 companies. He volunteers internationally with Habitat for Humanity and serves on the advisory board for Worldreader.org. In younger days, he pulled oars
for St. Anne’s, Christ Church and Dartmouth, though he is now content biking around Palo Alto with his 6 and 9 year olds. Cameron currently serves as CEO of Octain, an AI-as-a-Service startup. He has experience in all aspects of building companies and special expertise in AI and enterprise

​CHARLIE CHEESMAN [St. Edmund Hall 2016]
Received his BA in Economics and Management from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and is currently studying alongside his current role for an MA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Chester. Charlie Cheesman works at HSBC as both a Sales & Trading Analyst and a Coordinator of its FX Everywhere program, a global fintech initiative rolling out trade settlement blockchain technology. He is an aspiring academic-practitioner where his research focuses on entrepreneurship, macroeconomics and management. He is currently on the Executive Board of the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network, an Associate at the Oxford Angel Fund and a Co-Founder of the Old Blues Entrepreneurs Network. He resides in New York.

PAULA SKOKOWSKI [St. Edmund Hall 1980]
Received her B.A. in Engineering Science from Oxford and went on to complete an M.S. in Robotics and Control at U.C. Berkeley. Paula has spent her career at the very forefront of technology, building companies from zero to late stage growth in Robotics, IoT, Mobile and Cybersecurity. Paula has been an early employee and marketing leader at five VC-backed startups, two of which IPO-ed and the remaining three achieving more than $500M valuations, one recently acquired for $1B. She began her career programming robots at Adept Technology, pioneered one of the first IoT Interoperability standards at Echelon, and at General Magic Paula led the voice team that developed OnStar. Most recently Paula has worked in cybersecurity as CMO/VP Marketing at Accellion, Shape Security, Yubico and most recently CMO at Incognia. Paula has deep functional leadership experience in global go-to-market strategy, brand development, and marketing and sales enablement.

The Oxford Angel Fund is a group of Oxford-educated angel investors with the common interest of investing in Oxford educated entrepreneurs.

Our investment goals:

  • Provide an angel investing opportunity exclusive to Oxford alumni 
  • Produce attractive returns, by investing in early stage ventures founded by talented Oxford alumni entrepreneurs
  • Enable accomplished Oxford alumni to participate in building the future of Oxford innovation through entrepreneurship​

The Oxford Angel Fund is partnered with the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network.

NEIL WOLFF [Lincoln & Tempelton 1979]
Received an M.Phil in Management Studies through Templeton College, then after working for the Hambrecht & Quist investment bank in San Francisco, attended UCLA Law School. For 21 years Neil was a corporate and securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, representing startups, public companies, VCs and investment banks, and established an exchange program with a major Tokyo law firm. Since 2006 he has been Managing Director and General Counsel of VantagePoint Capital Partners, a multi-stage, multi-industry, global venture fund manager. During his 14 years at VantagePoint Neil has been part of the senior team managing eight venture funds capitalized at $100 million to $1.6 billion. In his career he has counseled hundreds of venture-backed startups, completed hundreds of IPOs and M&A transactions all over the world, and has closed well over a thousand venture capital financings.

​AUSTIN HWANG [Kellogg College 2011]
Received his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford. Before Oxford, Austin worked for 3 years in stem cell research in Singapore, after receiving a BEng in Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL). Currently, he is the Co-founder & COO at LearningPal, a B2B AI startup for document processing. Prior to LearningPal, Austin was the Director of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships at MoBagel, an AutoML startup backed by 500 Startups and he helped the company to get accepted into top accelerator programs including Berkeley SkyDeck, Plug and Play Supply Chain, and Plug and Play Japan Insurtech. Moreover, Austin has spent some time conducting intellectual property consulting to biomedical companies and 2+ years in a client-facing product management role for a sensor product. Additionally, Austin studied 2 years in the Joint Bioengineering PhD program at UC Berkeley and UCSF.