Octopus Ventures

Founded 2000

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Total investments 238
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 163
Rounds per year 11.33
Lead investments 84
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.37
Exits 32
Key employees 15
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • FinTech
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
Summary

Octopus Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the London.

We also calculated 12 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Octopus Ventures, startups are often financed by Playfair Capital, GoBeyond, Octopus Investments. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Playfair Capital, Notion, Seedcamp. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by LocalGlobe, GoBeyond, Business Growth Fund.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Artificial Intelligence. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Zoopla, CHRONEXT, Origami Energy For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Octopus Ventures works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The real fund results show that this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from Octopus Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Peak

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Machine Learning
1
$75M31 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, Manchester

Pngme

Big Data
Financial Services
FinTech
Software
1
$15M17 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Comma

Financial Services
Payments
1
$5M06 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

Elvie

Apps
Hardware
Software
Wearables
1
$79M27 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

Walking on Earth

Fitness
Wellness
1
$4M26 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

NanoSyrinx

Biotechnology
Medical
Therapeutics
1
$8M19 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, Coventry

Raylo

Apps
iOS
Software
1
$11M07 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

Rest Less

Recruiting
Staffing Agency
1
$8M30 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London

XYZ Reality

Augmented Reality
Computer
Construction
Hardware
1
$27M21 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London
News
Mojo, a men’s sexual health startup that’s pushing therapy not pills, gets $4.4M seed

– Mojo is a sexual health startup that offers men discreet help with the awkward issue of erectile dysfunction.
– It’s announcing seed funding to step on the growth gas.
– The £3.25 million ($4.4 million) round is co-led by London early-stage fund Kindred Capital and Octopus Ventures. Angel investors in the round include some familiar names in the European startup world, including Tom Blomfield (Monzo), Julien Callede (Made.com), Ian Hogarth (SongKick), Freddy Macnamara (Cuvva), Alex Rose (Let’s Do This) and Errol Damelin (Wonga).
– The company has built a subscription service to support men’s sexual well-being by providing on-tap access to dedicated therapies.
– It partners with professional psychosexual therapists to provide online courses that are billed as offering a longer-term solution to male sexual health problems versus just popping some blue pills.

Integrated Finance Raises £2M in Seed Funding

– Integrated Finance is a London UK-based fintech infrastructure startup.
– The company raised £2M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Octopus Ventures with participation from 500 Start-Ups, SuperSeed Ventures, and prominent Angels Chris Adelsbach, Srin Madipalli, and John Erdimansinga.
– The company intends to use the funds to increase product and engineering teams to further develop its platform, alongside building its commercial team to support the growth of new and existing customers.

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