Oliver Hardcastle

Oliver has spent the last the 10 years working in the investment sector with a focus on direct & co-investing. Prior to dara5, Oliver worked for five years at Chrystal Capital, a London based boutique investment bank specialising in direct investment with family offices. Here he was responsible for deal origination, investment analysis and capital raising with a focus on the consumer and technology sector. Before this Oliver worked with two family offices on venture capital, private equity and capital raising projects. Oliver also had experience at Ernst & Young and the Bamford Family Estate. Oliver holds a Certificate in Corporate Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.


Oliver is involved with a number of charity projects, most recently with the children’s charities UNICEF and Starlight. He sits on various committees within these charities and focuses his efforts on high income fundraising and events. A keen sports player Oliver has coaching badges in tennis and much to his frustration has recently taken up golf.


As a founding partner of dara5, Oliver focuses on deal origination and meeting potential new members, whilst helping with the day to day running of the business.

Dara5 Limited (FRN: 913505) is an Appointed Representative of Squared Limited (FRN: 754560) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.