Octopus is a venture capital investor who backs talented people with the potential to build big businesses. Our focus is on identifying entrepreneurs and fast growth companies that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. The Ventures team has a proven track record of helping build exceptional global business including Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, graze.com and YPlan. Octopus works in close partnership with entrepreneurs, adding real value to the portfolio beyond financial investment. The team's work is supported by access to the Octopus Venture Partners, a network of approximately 100 outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs who provide an invaluable wealth of expertise and resource for our portfolio companies. The ventures team is part of Octopus Investments, one of the UK's fastest growing investment management companies specialising in smaller company investing with more than £5 billion of assets under management.