Laura Willming

Laura has spent several years working with start ups in New York City, notably at Harry’s, where as the sixteenth employee, she helped challenge the global might of Gillette, building the team to several hundred in the US, London and Germany. Her first visit to Britain was to spend time as an intern with a young company, Brewdog (now a global brand), in the wilds of the Scottish west coast. Joining Octopus Ventures in 2019 she focuses on supporting the portfolio with all things people and talent.

“People are the most important part of building any company.”

Before joining Octopus, Laura studied Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (go blue!).