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Investments

313

Portfolio Exits

44

Funds

19

About Octopus Ventures

Octopus is a venture capital investor that backs talented people with the potential to build big businesses. The Company focuses on identifying entrepreneurs and fast growth companies that can scale to create, transform or dominate an industry.

Octopus Ventures Headquarter Location

33 Holborn

London, England, EC1N 2HT,

United Kingdom

+44 20 7776 7968

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Latest Octopus Ventures News

Focusing on deeptech and female founders, Frontline Ventures welcomes Zoë Chambers as its newest partner – Tech.eu

Nov 29, 2021

London/Dublin/San Francisco’s Frontline Ventures has announced the appointment of its newest partner, Zoë Chambers, where she’s already been hard at work since earlier this month focusing on European deeptech investments and a solid plan to back more female founders.Prior to joining Frontline, Zoë served as an early-stage investor and principal at crosstown firm Octopus Ventures where she lead their deeptech investment team.Of these choices, 50% of her investments were in female-led businesses and she remains committed to over-indexing on founders who have been traditionally overlooked.that’s been flowing into the European deeptech sector over the past year.Not only did we hear great things about her from multiple parties before meeting, we also had founders and colleagues who didn’t know we were speaking with Zoë talk about how amazing she was unprompted,” commented Frontline Ventures partner Will Prendergast. Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated & summarized by a computer program and has not been created by StartupAround.

Octopus Ventures Investments

313 Investments

Octopus Ventures has made 313 investments. Their latest investment was in Synchtank as part of their Series A on November 11, 2021.

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Octopus Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/23/2021

Series A

Synchtank

$5.8M

Yes

1

11/11/2021

Series A

Kleene

$14M

Yes

2

11/11/2021

Series C

Ometria

$40M

No

3

11/8/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

10/28/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

11/23/2021

11/11/2021

11/11/2021

11/8/2021

10/28/2021

Round

Series A

Series A

Series C

Series A

Series A

Company

Synchtank

Kleene

Ometria

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Amount

$5.8M

$14M

$40M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

3

10

10

Octopus Ventures Portfolio Exits

44 Portfolio Exits

Octopus Ventures has 44 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was ThirdEye Labs on November 10, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

11/10/2021

Acquired

2

10/4/2021

Acquired

3

9/14/2021

Acquired

2

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10

00/00/0000

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$991

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10

Date

11/10/2021

10/4/2021

9/14/2021

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Companies

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Valuation

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

2

3

2

10

10

Octopus Ventures Acquisitions

4 Acquisitions

Octopus Ventures acquired 4 companies. Their latest acquisition was Tristar Worldwide on January 10, 2008.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

1/10/2008

Management Buyout

$991

Management Buyout

1

7/13/2006

Management Buyout - II

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$99M

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10

12/1/2005

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$99M

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10

5/31/2005

Management Buyout

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$99M

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10

Date

1/10/2008

7/13/2006

12/1/2005

5/31/2005

Investment Stage

Management Buyout

Management Buyout - II

Management Buyout

Companies

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Valuation

$991

Total Funding

$99M

$99M

$99M

Note

Management Buyout

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Sources

1

10

10

10

Octopus Ventures Fund History

19 Fund Histories

Octopus Ventures has 19 funds, including Octopus Titan VCT.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/22/2021

Octopus Titan VCT

$267.86M

1

4/8/2019

Octopus Ventures Zenith III

Late-Stage Venture Capital

$108.3M

4

4/16/2018

Octopus Ventures European Startups Fund

$284M

1

3/22/2017

Octopus Ventures UK Tech Fund

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$99M

10

4/11/2016

Octopus Ventures Early Stage Startup Investment Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

11/22/2021

4/8/2019

4/16/2018

3/22/2017

4/11/2016

Fund

Octopus Titan VCT

Octopus Ventures Zenith III

Octopus Ventures European Startups Fund

Octopus Ventures UK Tech Fund

Octopus Ventures Early Stage Startup Investment Fund

Fund Type

Late-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$267.86M

$108.3M

$284M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

4

1

10

10

Octopus Ventures Team

5 Team Members

Octopus Ventures has 5 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Emma Davies.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Emma Davies

Wellcome Trust, Big Society Capital, Perry Capital, and J.P. Morgan & Co.

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Tosin Agbabiaka

Investment Partner

Current

Michael Edwards

Controller

Former

Simon Murdoch

Managing Partner

Former

Simon Murdoch

Senior Partner

Former

Name

Emma Davies

Tosin Agbabiaka

Michael Edwards

Simon Murdoch

Simon Murdoch

Work History

Wellcome Trust, Big Society Capital, Perry Capital, and J.P. Morgan & Co.

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Investment Partner

Controller

Managing Partner

Senior Partner

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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