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Stockopedia.com is an online service that empowers investors to beat the stock market. Following a consistent flow of positive exposure in mainstream media, such as the Financial Times and Daily Telegraph, Stockopedia is increasingly becoming the ‘go to’ product for ‘DIY investors’ who are looking to gain more from their hard-earned savings.

Ed Croft, co-founder and CEO of Stockopedia.com, set up the investment business nearly five years ago with former Oxford University friend, Dave Brickell. Ed’s background as a broker co-running $2bn of private client assets for Goldman Sachs and Dave’s investment roles for Candover, Morgan Stanley and CSFB, led to them identifying a gap in the market for Stockopedia.

Stockopedia’s goal is to help investors discover inefficiencies in the market more easily by providing them with superior quantitative tools and first class data.  Behind Stockopedia is a talented team of 20 individuals split between Oxford, UK and Bangalore, India who work on the software’s continuous development, resulting in a stylish product with cutting-edge features. The product enables users to discover trading and investment ideas, to analyse company financial health, to improve their decision-making processes and to track their portfolio against the market.

Stockopedia decided to set-up their business in Oxford as they found it an appealing base to cultivate an attractive working environment. They searched for a flexible property solution with competitive rates and good links to London.

They discovered that Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI), managed by Oxford Innovation, provides all that they were looking for and, as a company that has expanded rapidly in several phases, the capacity to grow flexibly has been particularly appreciated.

“The centre offers very flexible terms and is ideal for a business our size that is looking to grow. We have already expanded within OCFI and moved offices twice. We benefit from being surrounded by like-minded people from other start-ups and university spin-outs.”

Edward Page Croft, Co-founder and CEO, Stockopedia.com

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