- January 1, 1999
- Funds Raised:
- Octopus provides entrepreneurs with financing, a network of contacts, and expertise..
Octopus backs talented entrepreneurs who wish to build big businesses. They invest from £100k to £5m.
Although we come from different professional, industry, and scientific backgrounds, we share a real passion for business. We are committed to our companies. We view our management teams both as partners and customers. We bring considerable experience and expertise to our companies along with no small amount of ambition, energy, resolve and creativity.
We also understand just how difficult it is to create and grow a business. It's not just about having a great idea and a capable team: having a network of contacts and real world experience to draw upon counts for as much. That's why we have been building both an informal and a formal network for over a decade.
The latter, the Octopus Venture Partners, now numbers in excess of 120 businessmen, leaders of commerce, and entrepreneurs. This group coinvests with Octopus and is a unique and invaluable resource for our companies to draw upon. This blend of knowledge and skill has allowed us to help businesses like Graze.com, Zoopla, Secret Escapes, and Swiftkey thrive in recent years.
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