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Octopus Ventures a brighter way

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Mission

Octopus Ventures invests in the pioneers who will create the next $1 billion companies in health, money and deep tech.

Octopus Ventures is one of the largest VCs in Europe and one of a few investors able to support a company from Seed through to Series B.

It has backed the founding teams of nearly 100 companies including Zoopla, Secret Escapes, Elvie, Depop, Sofar Sounds and Cazoo.

Backing pioneers who dare to reimagine the future of health, the future of money and deep tech

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One of Europe’s largest funds, with £1.2 billion under management

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Campaign

Seven Hills leads a proactive and issues-driven media campaign for Octopus Ventures, working closely with the senior leadership team to highlight their expertise in the three areas that have the greatest potential to change the world for the better: fintech, health tech, and industry 4.0.

A typical investment is from £1 million for Seed to around £5 million for Series A with investments right up to £25 million

Its latest report explored how universities can improve their efforts to commercialise academic research and found that the traditional challenges facing start-ups – namely the battle for talent and funding – are amplified for university spinouts. Octopus Ventures made a powerful case that better coordination between patient capital and VC funding will help bridge this – bringing togethertechnically excellent, very early stage investors and scale-up experts more familiar with the financial and commercial landscape. 

Recent investments include Elvie’s $42 million fundraise, which was the largest femtech raise in history
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Momentum

Octopus Ventures is one of the most important voices in European tech.

It recently closed a new scale-up fund, which brought the total assets under management to £1.2 billion. Recent investments include Elvie’s $42 million fundraise, which was the largest femtech raise in history, and Inrupt, the new start-up from internet pioneer Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Its research and insights are regularly covered by the likes of Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC, The Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, Sifted and the BBC.

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