Richard Court

Richard joined Octopus Ventures in 2017 and focuses on investments in B2B Software companies. He also sits on a number of portfolio company boards. 

“Every day we see examples of fascinating software companies which are using their technology to allow their customers to embrace digitalisation, drive efficiencies and harness insights. We invest across a wide variety of end sectors, which allows us to see emerging patterns as industries transform the way they operate through greater adoption of software. It’s really fulfilling to see the companies we back growing, hiring and innovating.”

Richard has been an investor in UK and international SMEs since 2006. He previously worked in TPG’s direct lending fund, at RJD Partners, a UK-focused Private Equity fund, and at Dresdner Kleinwort in the Principal Finance group. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and holds a first class degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham. Outside of work, Richard turns his hand to a wide range of sports and is attempting to pass that enthusiasm on to his young family. 

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