Overview

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Investments
152 Investments in 98 Companies
Exits
2 IPOs & 17 Acquisitions
Headquarters:
London
Funds Raised:
$900.99M
Description:
Octopus is a multi stage European venture capital investor backing talented teams with the potential to build big businesses.
Website:
http://www.octopusventures.com
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Investor Details

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Founded:
1999
Aliases:
Octopus Ventures, Octopus Investments Ltd
Type:
Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, and Later Stage Venture Investments
Investment Size:
200k - 25M
Sectors:
Mobile, SaaS, Security, Enterprise Software, IT Infrastructure, Media, Healthcare, Consumer Innovation
Regions:
Europe, US

Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on backing unusually talented entrepreneurs. We have been fortunate enough to work with the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial, graze.com, LoveFiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, SwiftKey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra.

We can invest from £250,000 to £25 million in a first round of funding and will look to follow in subsequent rounds. We are proud to be known as one of the most entrepreneur friendly investors in Europe. A significant part of our portfolio consists of referrals from teams we have already invested in or serial entrepreneurs who we have previously backed.

Octopus Ventures is part of the Octopus group, one of the UK’s fastest growing investment management companies with more than £6 billion of assets under management.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2016$22M / Series D (Lead)
Jul, 2016$12M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2016£6.9M / Series B
Jun, 2016undisclosed amount / Series A
Jun, 2016€11M / Series C
May, 2016$8M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2016£13.7M / Series A
Mar, 2016€8M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2016$5M / Series A
Mar, 2016£15.9M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2016$7.5M / Series B
Dec, 2015£2M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2015undisclosed amount / Series A
Nov, 2015£2.5M / Series A
Nov, 2015$2.5M / Seed
Nov, 2015$24M / Series A
Oct, 2015$11M / Series A
Oct, 2015$2.6M / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2015$60M / Series C (Lead)
Jun, 2015$8M / Series B (Lead)
May, 2015$1.41M / Venture
May, 2015$6.5M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2015£600k / Seed
Apr, 2015€10M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2015$4.5M / Series A
Mar, 2015undisclosed amount / Series A
Mar, 2015$10.5M / Series B (Lead)
Mar, 2015£5.2M / Series A
Mar, 2015£275k / Seed
Feb, 2015€2.5M / Series B and
Feb, 2015$11M / Series A
Feb, 2015$13.5M / Series B
Feb, 2015$13.5M / Series B
Dec, 2014€5M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2014$6.3M / Series A
Nov, 2014$24M / Series B (Lead)
Oct, 2014$1.8M / Seed
Oct, 2014£2.2M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2014£1.25M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2014£3.5M / Venture

Current Team (20)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Funds (7)

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AnnouncedNameAmount
Unknown DateCapital For Enterprise$30M
Oct 12, 2007Titan VCT$425M
Sep 1, 2005Eclipse$53.66M
Oct 5, 2015Octopus Zenith Opportunities II LP$140M
Apr 11, 2016Evergreen Early Stage Startup Investment Fund$100M
Jan 1, 2013Octopus Zenith LP$38.19M
Unknown DateEureka$60M

Sub Organizations (1)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Octopus HQ

    33 Holborn

    London, EC1N 2HT

    GBR

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