Who we are
Entrepreneur Peter Dubens started Oakley in 2002 with a vision to become the ideal partner for ambitious founders and management teams, raising a first fund alongside David Till in 2007.
01. Origination through connection
Searching out and discovering the new. Making creative connections. Understanding what really matters. Our extraordinary origination network is what makes us, us.
Profound and distinctive insights
Oakley succeeds because our network – carefully cultivated and always expanding – helps us find opportunities that others cannot. It offers us profound and distinctive insights that inform our investments and help our businesses succeed.
02. Digital by design
Disrupting markets by thinking digitally. Creating new ones by deploying transformative technology. Digital is who we are, not what we do.
Intrinsic digital fluency
In a world where more of life is lived online than ever before, Oakley’s digital fluency benefits each company in our portfolio, whether it’s migrating to the cloud, scaling up e-commerce channels, or even adopting entirely new business models.
03. Human in nature
Working side-by-side with entrepreneurs. Building up mutually-successful relationships over the long-term. Close, trusted connections are what powers Oakley.
Solutions found, together
We treat business founders, management teams and everyone we partner with as unique individuals. No-one is just an entry in a spreadsheet. We exist to find solutions to critical challenges, together, and that's why we succeed.