- Funds Raised:
- Impact Investing, Finance, Venture Capital
- Octopus is a multi stage European venture capital investor backing talented teams with the potential to build big businesses.
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.
Current Team (21)Update
Sub Organizations (1)Update
Innovation and Product Development Arm
|Jul 27, 2016||TechCrunch - Big Health, the startup behind Sleepio, raises $12M to scale delivery of non-drug mental health solutions|
|Jul 27, 2016||Business Insider Australia - A startup with an app that helps people get to sleep has raised £9 million|
|Jul 25, 2016||Business Wire - London & Partners: Leading investment firms commit to UK tech sector|
|Jun 21, 2016||Irish Examiner - Technology - Twitter agrees to buy artificial intelligence firm|
|Jun 21, 2016||London Loves Business - Twitter rides £100m Magic Pony|
|Jun 20, 2016||informilo - Winds Of Change Blowing In London’s Venture Scene|
|Jun 20, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - Twitter reportedly paid $150 million for a London startup called Magic Pony|
|Jun 20, 2016||PE HUB - Twitter buys VC-backed Magic Pony|
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