Octopus Ventures
Active on Glassdollar
Octopus Ventures is actively scouting via Glassdollar. Get introduced to them and similar investors. Learn more.
Venture Capital London, United Kingdom
Octopus Ventures is actively scouting via GlassDollar. Get introduced to them and similar investors. Learn more

Description

Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on backing unusually talented entrepreneurs. We have been fortunate enough to work with the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial, graze.com, LoveFiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, SwiftKey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra.

Team

The info we show is based on publicly available data and some estimations

Investment Focus

Fund size
€775M
Estimated Funds left
€506M
Total investments
184
Total exits 26
Routinely invested spaces
E-Commerce 4%
Software 4%
Security 3%
Mobile 3%
Other
View All
Health Care 2%
Manufacturing 2%
Advertising 1%
Enterprise Software 1%
Web Hosting 1%
Hardware 1%
Finance 1%
Information Technology 1%
Internet 1%
SaaS 1%
Hospitality 1%
Fashion 1%
Marketplace 1%
Energy 1%
Transportation 1%
Fitness 1%
Information Services 1%
Analytics 1%
Real Estate 1%
Real Time 1%
Shopping 1%
31%
Initial Investment Size €
million (€)
min
84k
median
2M
max
10M
Initial investment stage
Seed 36 / 150
Series A 50 / 150
Late Stage 50 / 150
Target geography
United Kingdom
82%
United States
9%
Switzerland
2%
Belgium
1%
Other
View All 5%
Germany 1%
Ireland 1%
Lithuania 1%
Sweden 1%
The Netherlands 1%

All investments 112

SERIES A
AllPlants
 
London 
SERIES A
OLIO
Food & Beverages 
London 
SERIES A
Seatfrog
Transport, Travel 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Boughtbymany
Fintech, Insurance 
London 
LATE
Memrise
Education, Software 
London 
SERIES A
Pixoneye
Software, Artificial Intelligence, Developer Tools, Enterprise Software 
London 
LATE
SEED
SERIES A
Amplience
Marketing, E-Commerce 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Origami Energy
Software, Energy 
London 
LATE
OpenSignal
Telecommunications 
London 
 
We Got POP
Media 
London 
LATE
BehavioSec
Biotech, Security 
Stockholm 
LATE
Depop
Social 
London 
SERIES A
The Plum Guide
 
London 
SERIES A
SEED
LATE
BridgeU
Education, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence 
London 
SEED
Katalyst Inc.
Healthtech 
Seattle 
LATE
Digital Shadows
Fintech, Security, Analytics 
San Francisco 
LATE
SERIES A
Antidote.me
Healthtech 
London 
SERIES A
SEED
LATE
Swoon
Hardware, E-Commerce 
London 
LATE
Appear Here
E-Commerce, Real Estate, Fashion, Marketing 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
UltraSoC Technologies
Developer Tools, Software, Hardware 
Cambridge 
SERIES A
token
Software, Fintech 
San Francisco 
SERIES A
Elvie
Hardware, Software 
London 
SEED
Streetbees
 
London 
LATE
Medisafe
Cloud Computing, Healthtech, Software 
Boston 
SERIES A
LATE
IOVOX
Marketing, Analytics 
London 
LATE
myTomorrows
Biotech, Healthtech 
Amsterdam 
IPO
SEED
LATE
SERIES A
eve Sleep Limited
Hardware, E-Commerce 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Segura Systems
Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Software 
Loughborough 
LATE
Outfittery
E-Commerce, Fashion 
Berlin 
LATE
SERIES A
Artesian Solutions
Telecommunications, Insurance, Fintech, Legaltech 
Winnersh 
LATE
Barrecore
Healthtech 
London 
LATE
Big Health
Healthtech 
San Francisco 
LATE
CHRONEXT
E-Commerce, Fashion 
Zug 
EXIT
SERIES A
Magic Pony Technology
Media, Software, Artificial Intelligence 
London 
SEED
SERIES A
Stratajet
Software 
London 
SERIES A
SEED
LATE
Property Partner
Fintech, Real Estate 
London 
SERIES A
SEED
Elliptic
Fintech, Blockchain 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
CurrencyFair
Fintech, E-Commerce 
Ranelagh 
EXIT
LATE
SERIES A
Adbrain
Developer Tools, Marketing 
London 
SEED
SERIES A
Uniplaces
Marketing, Real Estate 
London 
SERIES A
WaveOptics
Hardware, Software 
Abingdon 
SEED
Trouva
Fashion 
London 
SERIES A
Conversocial
Software, Social 
New York 
LATE
SERIES A
SEED
Secret Escapes
Travel 
London 
LATE
Permutive
Marketing, Artificial Intelligence 
London 
SERIES A
Trafi
Travel, Transport 
Vilnius 
SERIES A
The Faction Collective
Hardware, Sports, E-Commerce 
Verbier 
SEED
SERIES A
Aframe
Developer Tools, Cloud Computing, Media 
Burlington 
SERIES A
SEED
Shopa
Social, E-Commerce 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Michelson Diagnostics
Biotech, Healthtech 
Orpington 
SERIES A
Ecrebo
Enterprise Software 
Reading 
EXIT
SEED
SERIES A
LATE
YPlan
E-Commerce 
London 
SEED
Mailcloud
Software, Cloud Computing 
London 
SERIES A
SmartKem
Hardware 
Wales 
SERIES A
Hubbub
E-Commerce 
London 
SEED
SERIES A
LATE
CertiVox
Enterprise Software, Security 
London 
SEED
Tails.com
Food & Beverages, Enterprise Software 
Richmond Upon Thames 
SEED
Sofar Sounds
Music 
London 
EXIT
SERIES A
LATE
SEED
VisionDirect.co.uk
E-Commerce 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Bowman Power Group
Energy 
Southampton 
SERIES A
Kabbee
Consumer Internet 
London 
LATE
Calastone
Fintech 
London 
EXIT
SEED
LATE
SERIES A
SwiftKey
Software, Artificial Intelligence 
London 
SERIES A
Affectv
Media, Marketing, Software 
London 
LATE
SERIES A
Metrasens
Security 
Malvern Wells 
EXIT
LATE
Rangespan
Analytics, Enterprise Software, E-Commerce 
London 
 
LifeBook
 
 
LATE
Surrey NanoSystems
Hardware, Developer Tools 
Newhaven 
SERIES A
Applied Superconductor
Hardware 
 
EXIT
SERIES A
Vega-Chi
Fintech 
London 
SERIES A
Diverse Energy
Energy 
Slinfold 
IPO
LATE
SERIES A
Zoopla
Real Estate 
London 
LATE
Bluebell Telecom
Developer Tools 
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
LATE
Elonics
Hardware, Media, Telecommunications 
Livingston 
SERIES A
PrismaStar
Software 
Cambridge 
EXIT
LATE
ECNLive
Telecommunications, Media 
London 
EXIT
SERIES A
VYRE Limited
Developer Tools 
London 
LATE
Semafone
Security 
Guildford 
 
Carebase
Healthtech 
 
SERIES A
Gymbox
Healthtech 
London 
 
Frankis Solutions Limited
Real Estate 
Kent 
LATE
The History Press
Media 
 
SERIES A
The Good Mortgage Company
Fintech, Insurance 
Southampton 
EXIT
LATE
Clifford Thames
Automobile 
Chelmsford 
IPO
LATE
Mi-Pay
Fintech 
Woking 
EXIT
SERIES A
AQS
Hardware 
Fremont 
SERIES A
Coal Grill & Bar
 
London 
LATE
Monkey Bizness
 
Gosport 
LATE
iProfile Ltd
Recruiting, Consumer Internet, Human Resources 
London 
LATE
KeTech
Software, Security, Telecommunications 
Nottingham 
EXIT
LATE
Graze
Food & Beverages, E-Commerce 
New York 
LATE
Phase Vision
Hardware, Software 
Loughborough 
LATE
Phasor Solutions
Hardware, Software 
London 
IPO
LATE
eTherapeutics
Biotech, Healthtech 
Hanborough 
EXIT
21Net
Enterprise Software, Telecommunications 
Boortmeerbeek 
LATE
GB Environmental
Healthtech 
Chelmsford 
EXIT
LATE
Hydrobolt
Hardware 
Wolverhampton 
LATE
The Key Revolution
Security 
Newbury 
LATE
BDA
Marketing 
London 
EXIT
LATE
Tristar
Transport 
London 
EXIT
SEED
Plum Baby
Food & Beverages 
Taplow 
EXIT
LATE
Myla
Fashion 
London 
LATE
T4 Media
Marketing 
London 
LATE
Sweet Cred
Food & Beverages 
Sidcup 
EXIT
LATE
Impact
 
London 
LATE
Intamac Systems
Internet of Things 
Northampton 
LATE
First Retail
E-Commerce 
San Francisco 
LATE
Perfect Pizza
 
 
 
The Kendal Group
Sports 
 
EXIT
LATE
Reading Room
Marketing, Media, Developer Tools 
London 
IPO
LATE
ITM Power
Hardware, Energy 
Sheffield 
EXIT
SEED
LOVEFiLM
Games 
London