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Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures backs the people and ideas that will change the world, from ideas on a page through to IPO. We invest across seven areas where we see maximum potential for impact: B2B software, bio, climate, consumer, deep tech, fintech and health, to give founders the greatest chance of success.

Key information

Grow Scale
Services provided:
Finance provider
  • VC investment
  • UK-wide
Legal name:
Octopus Group plc


Octopus Ventures is one of the largest and most active venture capital investors in the UK and Europe, investing in and supporting the people, ideas and industries that are changing the world.

It has built expertise across six sectors: B2B software, climate tech, consumer tech, deep tech, fintech and health, and has backed more than 180 businesses across the UK and Europe, including successes like Zoopla, WaveOptics, Cazoo and Depop. Octopus Ventures invests in people and teams from as early as ideas on a page all the way through to the later stages of growth, providing capital, expertise, and partnership. Our belief is that you can build a better tomorrow by investing in it. For us, investment is multi-dimensional, and will always be about more than just money. It means giving time, energy and focus, committing to a cause; to a belief, to optimism.

Octopus Ventures manages £1.9 bn for retail and institutional investors and invests £200m each year. It is part of Octopus Group, a group of entrepreneurial businesses united by a common goal: backing the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.

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