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About us

We power the people tackling today’s biggest challenges
Octopus Ventures staff

Focusing on a better future

Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Investments, is one of the largest and most active venture capital investors in Europe. Our mission is simple – to invest in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.

For the last few years, we’ve focused our efforts, and our investments, on three areas where we think we can make the biggest impact. We focus on building a more sustainable planet, empowering people and revitalising healthcare.

Investing in the changemakers

We live in a changing world. But we believe that a new world is possible – one where the most successful companies are a force for good. The entrepreneurs we back are reimagining how whole industries behave.

We’re backing teams who are eliminating carbon footprints, creating cancer vaccines, building the next phase of the internet and charting a greener approach to space travel, to name just a few. By 2030 we aim to have invested £10 billion in the industries that are bringing about positive change.

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Opening doors for all

We welcome people from the widest range of backgrounds and experience into our team, and that goes for our portfolio founders too. We’re a leader in one area – investing in female leaders – but we need to do more to support not just women but everyone, regardless of culture, race, gender, orientation or economic status.

We welcome your ideas, whoever you are. Got a good one? Get in touch.

Working with us

As well as our sector experts, providing invaluable support across B2B Software, Bio, Climate, Consumer, Deep Tech and Health, we also have a dedicated Portfolio People + Talent team. They’ve helped to build some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses, and bring that knowledge and experience to help founders build their own teams. They partner with founders on everything, from making the right hire to setting the culture and structure for growth.

We’re proud to be a certified B Corporation

Being a B Corp means our social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency have been assessed and certified. We strongly believe that there is no trade-off between ‘doing good’ and making money, and our business can pursue purpose as well as profit. We care about how we do business.