Octopus unveils new $140 mln fund

Octopus Ventures is launching a $140 million fund. Octopus Zenith Opportunities II LP will focus on backing later-stage European startups. Bluetower Associates LLP served as advisor to Octopus on the fund.

Secret Escapes Secures Funds Led by Index Ventures

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 Names Lardieg And King To Its Venture Team

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 […]

Octopus Ventures Backs Money Workout

Money Workout Ltd., a UK-based company that purchases and generates mortgage inquiries that it matches with available mortgage products, has raised £1.52 million in VC funding from Octopus Ventures.

Octopus Ventures Backs GetOptics

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.

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