Leading venture capital specialist
Octopus is home to one of Europe’s largest venture capital teams in Octopus Ventures, with over £1.2 billion of funds under management (as at September 2019), and a strong track record of backing successful entrepreneurs in global markets.
The world of business is rapidly changing. High growth small businesses are disrupting markets at an astonishing pace. We provide investors access to potential returns from some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses, all with the potential to transform the industries they’re in.
Octopus Ventures backs pioneering unusually talented entrepreneurs daring to reimagine the future of health, money and deep tech, and supports them as they grow from early-revenue to exit.
To date we have backed the founding teams of nearly 100 companies including Zoopla, Secret Escapes, Elvie, Depop, Sofar Sounds and Cazoo. Some of our portfolio companies have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.
The Octopus Ventures team is based in London and New York with Venture Partners in San Francisco, Singapore and China. The companies we back become a part of this network, with access to a formidable resource of experience and expertise.
Our reputation for being transparent, fair and entrepreneur-friendly gives us access to the best investment opportunities. Over time, this has created a virtuous circle where the best management teams repeatedly return to Octopus for funding.