Feb 7 2018 19:00

Interested in entrepreneurship? Have a startup idea that needs funding?  Please join the Oxford Seed Fund, the Oxford Foundry, and our distinguished panel for an evening of conversation on the entrepreneurial journey and a chance to learn more about the Oxford Seed Fund’s next round of investment.


James Hall, Versa Ventures 

Husayn Kassai, Onfido

Moderator: Valentine Njoroge, Oxford Seed Fund


7:00 – Arrival and registration

7:30-8:15 – Panel Discussion

8:15-9:00 – Networking and drinks

About the panel:
James Hall has enjoyed a highly successful career as an entrepreneur, having founded and led several organizations including Insurance Point, which provides insurance benefits to healthcare employees at hundreds of hospitals across the United States and was acquired in 2014; Ebenefits.com, a successful web-based human resource benefits administration system that was acquired in 2007; and Versa Ventures, a management consulting and investment firm. James also served as CEO of Children’s Miracle Network and as a former director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Saïd Business School.

Husayn Kassai is the co-founder and CEO of Onfido, the Oxford Seed Fund’s first investment. Onfido uses machine learning to deliver next-generation identity verification by comparing users’ identity documents and facial biometrics while cross-referencing against international credit and watchlist databases. Onfido has received over $60m in funding from investors including Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and Crunchfund, and carries out checks in 192 countries for global customers including ZipCar, Couchsurfing, Revolut and Square.

Valentine Njoroge is a current director of the Oxford Seed Fund and MBA candidate at Saïd Business School. She previously managed the $5m Centum Foundation and founded Mradifund, an online fundraising company that has connected more than 20 businesses with over $3 million in investment funds.

About the Oxford Seed Fund
The Oxford Seed Fund is a select international team of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry specialists. We invest up to £50,000 in the top Oxford-affiliated startups and provide them with the network and support they need to scale. To learn more and to apply for our next round of funding, please visit www.oxfordseedfund.com.

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