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Bio investments

Backing trailblazing founders creating a bioscience led revolution

Bio companies we’ve backed

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Meet our Bio investment team

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Who we’re backing

Advances in biosciences and molecular biology, combined with leaps forward in compute power have laid the foundations for a revolution across sectors from therapeutics to energy. Our bio team is backing trailblazers at the forefront of that revolution. We’re looking for exceptional founders and transformative ideas that will lead the next wave of a bioscience-driven revolution.

We’re looking for exceptional founders who are creating biology inspired solutions in sectors including advanced therapeutic, diagnostic and biomanufacturing platforms, AI/ML enabled drug discovery, life science tools and industrial biotech

Why us?

We’re technical experts in the bioscience space, former operators and spinout specialists. We’ve led the growth of Europe’s bio ecosystem and combined, we bring a unique understanding of the challenges bio-focused ventures face and the support they need. We’re already backing some of Europe’s fastest growing bio businesses, and our footprint spans the Atlantic. We’re backing companies across the UK and the US, and we’re helping those businesses grow and attract new investments across markets.

Octopus Ventures biotech team

The investment process

These are the general steps we follow – note that the process is slightly different at the pre-seed stage of investment.

Step 1

Send us your deck – if we think we’re a fit for your business, we’ll set up a call

Step 2

Meet some of our investors at a discovery meeting

Step 3

We’ll visit you at your office and spend some time with your team

Step 4

Present to our wider team at a partnership meeting

Step 5

We’ll tell you our final decision – if we’re not investing, we’ll say why

Our Bio portfolio founders

Farlan Veraitch founder Oribiotech

Reprogramming healthcare: Farlan Veraitch

Cell and gene therapies will change the face of medicine, but first costs need to come down. Ori Biotech founder Farlan has pioneered a development platform that will transform how – and where – these therapies are produced.