About us

Octopus Ventures

We use the term ‘pioneers’ very deliberately to carve out that subset of entrepreneurs (already a rare breed) who are truly breaking new ground. Since 2008 we have backed nearly 120 teams, some of whom have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.

Our team is built to specialise in the areas we believe will change the world for the better: health, money, deep tech and consumer.

Octopus Ventures is one of the largest VCs in Europe with £1.3 billion under management*. Our network reaches from China to Silicon Valley from our base in London and office in New York. Our typical investment is from £1 million for Seed to £10 million for Series B and we can continue to fund the companies we back right through to IPO.

Octopus Group

Most companies don’t put their customers first. And when it comes to the things that matter most to us in life, like financial security, health and wellbeing, that’s a big problem.

We set up Octopus back in 2000 to change this. We set out to build businesses where our customers would feel so strongly about what we did, and how we did it, that they would proactively recommend us to those they were closest to.

So far our approach is working. We’re changing the way people think about their savings, we’re building care homes, hospitals and schools you’d be proud to send your loved ones to, and we’re supplying hundreds of thousands of UK homes with renewable energy.

*As at 30 June 2020. FuM includes funds under advisory mandates and funds monitored.