Terms and conditions

General Information

The investments referred to on this website may not be suitable for all investors. Octopus does not provide, and nothing on this website should be construed as, investment or tax advice. It is not intended that anything stated in this website should be construed as an offer, or invitation to treat, or an inducement for you to engage in any investment activity or buy or sell shares. Opinions expressed on this website represent the views of Octopus Ventures at the time of publication. These are subject to change, and should not be interpreted as tax advice or investment advice. The information on this website relating to products and funds managed by Octopus is directed at United Kingdom residents only and funds referred to on this website may not be offered to non-residents. 

An investment into any of our products may only be made on the basis of the information set out in the relevant prospectus or product brochure which is available at octopusinvestments.com. Octopus Investments Ltd or Octopus Ventures are not able to provide advice on investors’ suitability for an investment in any of our products. Potential investors are recommended to seek specialist tax and financial advice before investing in any of our products.

Venture Capital Trusts

Investors must retain their VCT shares for five years to retain the up-front income tax relief. Please remember that the tax rules and regulations governing VCTs are subject to change. The tax reliefs available to certain investors in VCTs are dependent on individual circumstances as well as the VCT maintaining HM Revenue & Customs approval. If this approval is withdrawn, a VCT will lose its status and all tax reliefs are likely to be cancelled.

The share price of a VCT may not reflect its net asset value. There is only a limited secondary market for shares in VCTs which may render such shares difficult to sell as they may not be readily marketable. VCTs invest in unquoted and AIM-quoted companies which are therefore smaller and carry a higher level of risk than shares which are listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The shares of VCT investee companies may not be readily marketable. Before making an investment, ensure that you have read and understood the risk warnings set out in the VCT prospectus. An investment in a VCT should be regarded as a long-term investment.


The content of this website has been compiled in good faith by Octopus Investments from internal and external sources. While Octopus Investments endeavours to keep the information on this website up-to-date, it does not make any representation or gives any warranty to the completeness or accuracy of the information that this website contains. You should therefore verify the information obtained from this website before you act upon it.

 To the extent permitted by law, Octopus Investments shall not be liable for any damages or losses of any kind (including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of business, loss of income or revenue, loss of anticipated savings or loss of goodwill) due to reliance on or use of this website and/or its content (whether in whole or part) or to any links the website contains.

Intellectual Property Rights

This website and the information contained is owned by Octopus Investments and is protected by applicable copyrights, trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property rights. All such rights are reserved.

You may not reproduce, distribute or re-publish any Information without the express prior written agreement of Octopus Investments. Specifically, unless expressly authorised by Octopus Investments in writing, you may not (or enable others to):

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If you breach any of these terms, your right to use this website will cease immediately and you must, if Octopus Investments requests, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

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The contents of this website have been issued and approved for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by Octopus Investments Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority with a Firm Reference Number of 194779. Details of our registration can be checked on the FCA’s website at www.fca.org.uk. The address of the FCA is 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Registered office: 33 Holborn London EC1N 2HT. Registered in England & Wales under No. 3942880.