About us

Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures is a collective of experts and individuals. Disparate world views and diverse skill sets, yet with a shared purpose; to invest in a world that we, and future generations, can be proud of.

Our belief is that you can build a better tomorrow by investing in it. Yet for us, investment is multi-dimensional, and will always be about more than just money. It means giving time, energy and focus, committing to a cause; to a belief, to optimism.

With offices in London and New York and a network that spans from San Francisco to China, we’re one of Europe’s largest and most active venture capital investors.

Our specialist investment teams deploy more than £200 million ever year, from Seed to Series B,  across five areas where we see the maximum potential for growth, innovation, and impact: health, fintech, deep tech, consumer and B2B software.

In total, we’ve backed over 140 teams, some of whom have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.

Octopus Group

Octopus Ventures is part of Octopus Group.

Octopus is a group of entrepreneurs and investors, applying our expertise and our clients’ money to build a brighter world for future generations.

As entrepreneurs, we’ve built Octopus over the last 21 years into one of the most disruptive and pioneering companies across the financial services and energy sectors.

Octopus Group is a certified B Corporation, the equivalent of a Fairtrade coffee stamp, but for companies. B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

The results of our bi-annual B Corporation audit can be found here.