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OC Ventures Update | July 2024

Published on 5th Jul 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the OC Ventures update

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UK election special

What would a Labour government mean for venture capital, start-ups and founders? We take a look at the Labour Party's main policies of relevance to the venture community, focusing in particular on industrial strategy and growth, tax and workforce.

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Venture capital's taste for investment in alternative proteins 
The venture capital community is showing an increasingly strong appetite for investment into the alternative proteins sector. 
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Corporate venture capital and strategic partnerships
What do investee companies need to consider?
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Nurturing talent: key elements of employment agreements in the UK
What are the main considerations for early-stage companies when establishing employment contracts for founders and initial employees? 
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Venture spotlight

Explore an OC Ventures project in greater detail, providing a deeper dive into its development and future potential.

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Employee incentives – an insider's viewpoint 

Adam Turner, one of OC Ventures' senior corporate lawyers, discusses employee incentives – common issues and top tips for venture capital-backed clients – with Rhiannon Jones, an Associate Director in our Incentives practice.

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International Venture Capital deal highlights

We're happy to have supported clients across a broad range of interesting deals so far in 2024. Below are just a few highlights from across our international OC Ventures team.

We've seen 34% of our deals in the Tech space, 27% in Life Sciences and Healthcare, 21% in Financial Services, and 18% in Energy and Utilities.

Inside the Venture Capital scene

The European ventures ecosystem is coming through a tough market with long-term confidence
Unicorns, secondary activity, geographic diversification, AI and ESG were upbeat focus points at SuperVenture in Berlin. 
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Third annual VC football tournament review
A look back at the camaraderie and competitive spirit at the recent VC football tournament.
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