At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ in excess of 800 people and manage more than £8.5 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Real Estate Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.
At Octopus Ventures we invest in the people, the ideas and the industries that will help change the world. Our investment team is built to specialise in the five areas where we see the most potential for growth and innovation: health, fintech, deep tech, consumer and B2B software. Since 2008 we have backed over 130 teams, some of whom have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.
With £1.7 billion under management and investing over £200 million a year, Octopus Ventures is one of the largest and most active venture investors in Europe. We tend to invest from £1 million for Seed to £10 million for Series B and we can continue to fund the companies we back right through to IPO. We are based in London and New York with a network that spans from San Francisco to China. The companies we back become a part of this network, with access to a formidable resource of experience and expertise.
Octopus Ventures is part of Octopus Group, managing over £10 billion on behalf of retail and institutional investors.
B2B Software team, Octopus Ventures
Octopus Ventures is one of the most active early-stage investors in the UK, with >£1bn AuM and significant capital to deploy in new investments.
Going forwards we aim to capitalise on our strong market position, track record and network by expanding our team focused on investments in B2B Software companies, predominantly at the Seed and Series A stages. The B2B Software team has recently seen a strong set of exits, has raised significant fresh capital and is looking to expand its team as part of an exciting long-term growth plan.
Octopus Ventures have backed the founding teams of nearly 100 companies including SwiftKey, Magic Pony Technology, Zoopla, Ometria, Elvie, Depop, and Cazoo. Some of our portfolio companies have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.
The Investment Manager will be a key member of the B2B Software team within Octopus Ventures – expected to help with sourcing and execution of new investments, take board seats and help shape the strategy and scaling of the team from early on. https://octopusventures.com/b2b-software/
20-30% Finding new opportunities
20-30% Leading of new investments
20%-30% Portfolio / Board work
10-20% Coaching more junior team members and leading the consumer origination efforts
We know you have what it takes, if you have relevant professional experience; likely but not necessarily including:
You’ll be a great fit for the team, if you are:
Our Values and DNA
And While These Are The Principles That Guide Us As An Organisation, Our DNA Goes Even Further, By Revealing Our Inner Strengths
At Octopus we don't just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold.
What We Offer
Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.