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Join the Oxford Seed Fund in a fireside chat with Matt Pierri, founder and CEO of Sociability
About this Event
Join the Oxford Seed Fund in a fireside chat with Matt Pierri, founder and CEO of Sociability, a London-based startup helping disabled people find accessible places. In this interactive conversation, Matt will walk aspiring entrepreneurs through his experience raising a seed round for his startup Sociability and advise on navigating the rich Oxford entrepreneurial landscape. He will be discussing his own journey, providing founders with advice on raising a seed round, and talking about his experience with the Oxford Seed Fund, both during the investment process and afterwards. The Seed Fund team will also be available to answer any questions about the application process.
If you are exploring a business idea, or have already started one, and are considering seed funding, this session is for you.
Matt is the founder and CEO of Sociability, a London-based startup helping disabled people find accessible places. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Schmidt Futures working to empower greater social inclusion for disabled people globally and the co-founder of the Oxford Accessibility Project and Wheels in Motion, an Australian non-profit working to change perceptions of disability. In a past life, Matt worked in the Dispute Resolution team at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, Australia.
Matt holds a Master of Public Policy and MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, as well as a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) from the University of Melbourne.
About the Oxford Seed Fund:
We are a student run Venture Capital fund that invests in the best and brightest of ideas at Oxford. We invest up to £50,000 in the top Oxford-affiliated startups each year and provide them with the network and support they need to scale. Our current team is made up of 11 MBA candidates whose experience ranges in venture capital, investment strategy, management consultancy, financial services and entrepreneurship. Since 2013, the Oxford Seed Fund has invested in 17 companies, including being early investors in Onfido, Go1, and Sociability.
If you have a great idea and are looking for seed funding, apply here.
EnSpire Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect people to the entrepreneurship resources they need, and to promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire.
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