Matthieu Vallin

Matthieu joined Octopus Ventures in 2020 and focuses on sourcing and qualifying early stage investments that will transform healthcare and life sciences. From consumer health through to advances in drug discovery, he liaises with entrepreneurs who have a drive to bring the most benefits to the delivery of care and patient outcomes.

“The boundaries between biology and technology are blurring, and healthcare is entering every aspect of our lives. This opens up opportunities for improving the prevention, interception and cure of disease.”

Prior to Octopus Ventures, he worked in management consulting, advising clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Carl Zeiss Meditec, and Fujitsu on innovation strategy, start-up partnerships and acquisitions. He also created a consulting practice and a startup to improve the business travel experience. Matthieu maintains close links with academic and research institutions such as London Business School and Imperial College London, from which he holds a degree in Civil Engineering.

Outside of work, you will likely find Matthieu surfing, reading niche design magazines, or drawing. He also volunteers with The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network to advise refugees on developing their own venture in the UK.