Octopus Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology, business services, communications, education, financial technology, healthcare, infrastructure, property, security, retail and travel and leisure companies. The firm is headquartered in London, England, was founded in 2000, and has offices in New York City, New York, San Francisco, California, Singapore, and China.
The firms typical investments include up to £1 million in seed funding, up to £5 million for series A funding, and up to £25 million in follow-on investments. As of March, 31 2019 the firm has approximately £1.2 billion under its management and has over 70 companies in its portfolio. Notable investments made by Octopus Ventures include: Elvie, Depop, Big Health, Graze.com, Eve, Magic Pony, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, Swiftkey, Swoon Editions, tails.com and Zoopla Property Group.
On April 8, 2019 Octopus Ventures announced raising an £83 million growth fund to support companies previously receiving investment from Octopus Ventures. The firm will be using the fund to support companies involved in healthcare technology, financial technology, advanced manufacturing, internet of things (IoT), robotics, and artificial intelligence.
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