Alliott Cole

Alliott made seed and early-stage investments for eight years in London before moving to New York to set up the Octopus Ventures US practice. He’s been fortunate to work with several of the founders of LoveFiLM as they went on to build new companies, such as graze, Tails.com, Zoopla and Cazoo, as well as investing in the founders of Secret Escapes, Big Health and Antidote.

Alliott now leads one of Europe’s largest Ventures teams, steering a fund worth over £1billion. Under his leadership, the company is focused on the Future of Health, the Future of Money and the Future of Industry, aimed at helping pioneering CEO’s and their companies get better faster.

“It’s rare to find a true pioneer. But we’ve met enough now to know that individuals with the right drive and the right backing, can change the world.”

Alliott’s journey to Octopus included four years at international law firm Ashurst LLP, with stints at NM Rothschild and IBM in London. Alliott holds a Masters in Classics from Oxford University and a postgraduate diploma in Law from BPP University, London.