Octopus Ventures

Founded 2000

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Total investments 248
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 133
Rounds per year 6.33
Lead investments 89
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.40
Exits 28
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

Minimum

Apps
Environmental Consulting
Software
Seed
16 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster

Antidote.me

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Pharmaceutical
23M03 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London

Bought By Many

Finance
FinTech
Insurance
Late Stage Venture
350M01 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London

Overture Life

Biotechnology
Early Stage Venture
15M25 May 2021 United States, New York

Sprout.ai

Artificial Intelligence
Image Recognition
Insurance
InsurTech
Natural Language Processing
Software
Early Stage Venture
11M05 May 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster

Taster

E-Commerce
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Restaurants
Early Stage Venture
37M29 Apr 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster

Ibex Medical Analytics

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Health Diagnostics
Machine Learning
Early Stage Venture
38M09 Mar 2021 Israel, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Medisafe

Fitness
Health Care
Medical
mHealth
Mobile Apps
Late Stage Venture
30M25 Feb 2021 United States, Boston

Token

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Electronics
Financial Services
FinTech
Gift
Hardware
Payments
Privacy
Security
Software
Virtual Assistant
Early Stage Venture
15M27 Jan 2021 United States, New York
News
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. Read more
Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M
– Elvie, a women’s health tech company, raised $97m in Series C funding. – The round was led by BGF and BlackRock alongside existing investors including Octopus Ventures. – It brings Elvie to a valuation of $1.2 billion. – The Series C will be used to drive more growth through geographical expansion (including entering new markets) and diversifying its product portfolio to target other “key stages” in women’s lives. Read more

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