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Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures

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.

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. 

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Growth fund

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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Elvie is a London-based consumer electronics company making sexual health and pregnancy products for women.

A financial services company that has created a platform for freelancers to manage their finances. It is located in London, England and was founded in 2016.

A technology company designing and manufacturing diffractive waveguides for augmented reality devices.

Token is a blockchain and software development company creating an API that enables banks and third parties to have PSD2 compliance, aggregate data, and make direct bank payments.

Appear Here is a real estate company.

Customizable knitwear fashion company

Sofar Sounds is a music company founded by Rafe Offer.

Ometria is a customer marketing platform that enables retailers to send personalised, relevant marketing messages throughout the customer lifecycle.

Mush is an online social platform that enables mothers to meet other mothers with kids the same age.

SLAMcore is a company founded by Jacek Zienkiewicz.

Seatfrog is a London-based user experience design company.

Cazoo is a platform that enables consumers to buy and rental car online.

The Plum Guide is a London-based company.

OLIO Exchange is a London-based sharing economy company.

BehavioSec is an artificial intelligence company.

CB4 is a New York-based company.

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