Overview

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Investments
167 Investments in 105 Companies
Exits
5 IPOs & 19 Acquisitions
Headquarters:
London
Funds Raised:
$716.85M
Categories:
Impact Investing, Finance, Venture Capital
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
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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)
May, 2017£5M / Series D
May, 2017$12M / Series B (Lead)
Apr, 2017$15.7M / Series A
Mar, 2017$6M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2017$5.1M / Seed
Mar, 2017$14.5M / Series B (Lead)
Feb, 2017$9M / Series A (Lead) and
Jan, 2017£7.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2017€10M / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Oct, 2016undisclosed amount / Series A (Lead) and
Oct, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Oct, 2016$18.3M / Series B
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Aug, 2016$22M / Series E (Lead)
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Jul, 2016$12M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2016undisclosed amount / Series A
Jun, 2016€11M / Series C
May, 2016$8M / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2016£3M / Seed
Apr, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture (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 (Lead)
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

Current Team (25)

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Funds (5)

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AnnouncedNameAmount
Oct 12, 2007Octopus Titan VCT plc ('Titan')$425M
Sep 1, 2005Eclipse VCT 3$53.66M
Oct 5, 2015Octopus Zenith Opportunities II LP$140M
Jan 1, 2013Octopus Zenith LP$38.19M
Jan 1, 2009Eureka$60M

Sub Organizations (1)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Octopus USA

    41 East 11th Street

    New York, New York 10003

    United States

  • Octopus HQ

    33 Holborn

    London, EC1N 2HT

    GBR

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