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Secret Escapes, an online luxury travel club, has secured 8 million pounds ($12.9 million) of new funding. Index Ventures led the funding round with participation from existing investors Octopus Ventures and Atlas Venture. Torch Partners advised Secret Escapes on the fundraising.
Octopus Investments said it named Frederic Lardieg and Simon King to its ventures team. Lardieg was previously a principal manager at Vodafone. King was a research scientist at Imperial College London. PRESS RELEASE Octopus appoints Frederic Lardieg and Simon King to its growing Ventures team Octopus Investments, the investment management company, today announces that Frederic [...]
GetOptics Ltd., a UK-based online provider of contact lens and eye care products, has raised £1.355 million from Octopus Ventures. The investment helps create GetOptics, via a merger of GetLenses and PostOptics.