Oakley Capital, the leading pan-European investment firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with Touring Capital, to invest in and grow a new generation of enterprise software companies globally.

The partnership brings together Touring’s extensive experience investing in growth tech and enterprise technology, with Oakley’s leading operational platform, deep network, and proven value creation expertise.

Investment Strategy

Oakley and Touring share a common investment approach, and will leverage their extensive networks to secure proprietary access to quality deals and partner with best-in-class founders and management teams. The partnership is deeply engaged as investors with a strong focus on catalysing growth to deliver successful investment outcomes.

Touring was founded in 2023, bringing together a diverse and highly technical team including Nagraj Kashyap, Samir Kumar and Priya Saiprasad.


The team has previously worked together to build three global venture investing franchises, including Qualcomm and M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, where they built a strong track record as early backers of companies such as Zoom, Kahoot and Waze.

The team will be investing a dedicated pool of capital, targeting a strong pipeline of investment opportunities in proven next generation software businesses for the modern worker, powered by generative AI. Oakley and Touring will focus primarily on Series B and C venture opportunities, investing in proven businesses with strong growth prospects

Quote Peter Dubens

There is no doubt that generative AI represents the next generation platform shift, in the wake of the internet, smartphones and cloud computing. The investment opportunity will be significant, as will the impact on existing businesses. To capitalise on this opportunity and help our current portfolio companies navigate this paradigm shift, we have partnered with the exceptionally talented team at Touring. With a strong pipeline of investment opportunities across sectors we know well, we look forward to working with the team to back the next generation of leading tech companies.

Peter Dubens

Co-Founder and Managing Partner — Oakley Capital

Quote Nagraj Kashyap

Partnering with Oakley has enabled us to launch our investment strategy and take advantage of the significant market opportunity presented by generative AI. We share a common investment ethos and approach to investing in tech, and with Oakley’s leading operational platform, we are well positioned to continue our successful track record backing leading software businesses.

Nagraj Kashyap

Founding Partner — Touring Capital

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