The Fund was started in 2006 with donations from Sir Philip Green and Mr. David Bonderman.

Sir Philip Green is a British businessman whose portfolio includes a number of high street retailers and shops, including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and BHS. Sir Green is married to Tina Green and has two children, Brandon and Chloe.

Mr. Bonderman is the Founding and Managing Partner  of TPG Capital L.P.. Mr. Bonderman has also founded other businesses and has served in a number of different executive roles. Prior to founding TPG Capital, Mr. Bonderman was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP.

Advisory Committee

James Mallinson, Oxford Spin-out Equity Management, ISIS Innovation

Barbara Diehl, Oxford Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School

Jim Hall, Executive Director,  Oxford Entrepreneurship Centre, Saïd Business School