Each year we arrange a showcase event to allow our existing shareholders to meet the founders of a number of our investee companies and would like to invite you to join them. We will have presentations from four investee companies starting at 6pm on Thursday 12 November at the Magdalen Centre, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA. You would be most welcome to come if you would like to meet these companies and their founders. The companies presenting are: Molecular Warehouse is developing sensors which will allow simple measurement of biological molecules. The company relies on leading edge protein engineering to be able to rapidly target new analytes. Dr Adrian Thomas from the Zoology Department at Oxford studies the way that fish, animals and insects swim, move and fly. The objective of AnDy is to use his insights to develop more efficient propulsion systems for ships, and better/quieter flying machines etc. Roughly half of premature babies require a delivery of surfactant to their lungs in order to survive. Unfortunately doctors cannot tell which half require the treatment. Delaying the treatment leads to severe complications; however, as the treatment is potentially harmful it cannot be given to all babies. Sime is testing a method to diagnose the condition within a few minutes of birth – and the technology can also be used for other important diagnostics. Curoo is developing Expend, a debit card linked to an app on a mobile phone and the company accounting system which will greatly simplify expenses, a big monthly headache for most companies at the moment. The system will allow a photograph of the receipt to be sent for processing in the cloud at the time the expense is incurred, so that there will no requirement to do any paperwork at the end of the month. The event will run from 6pm – c 7pm and there will be wine and the chance to meet the founders afterwards until about 8pm. You are welcome to invite others to join you if you would like to. It would be helpful if you could let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to come, and how many might come with you, so that we can organise the wine etc.