Octopus Investments

At Octopus Ventures we look for unusually talented teams intent on building businesses that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. In recent years we have been fortunate to back the founding teams of over 50 companies across Europe including Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey and graze.com.

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 and a significant part of our portfolio consists of referrals from existing teams we work with or serial entrepreneurs who we have previously backed.

Octopus Ventures is part of the Octopus group. Octopus is a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including property finance, healthcare, energy and smaller company investing. Founded in 2000, Octopus manages more than £5.5 billion of funds on behalf of 50,000 investors.

Additional Information

Website http://www.octopusinvestments.com
Investor Type Venture Funds
Investment Stage Start-Up, Early Stage VC, Later Stage VC, Expansion
Investment Opportunities Yes
Regions Covered
Investment Range £250k - £500k, £500k - £1m, £1m - £3m, £3m - £10m
Sectors Considered Consumer and e-commerce, Consumer Technology, Fin Tech, Healthcare, Med Tech and Digital Health, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail
No. of opportunities selected each year 8-12
Company Initial Fee None
Company Success Fee Market rate
Investor Membership Fee £3k

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