About Edward Keelan
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 (my focus). Since 2008 we have backed over 130 teams, including Zoopla Property Group, Secret Escapes, Depop and Cazoo. 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 with the ability to fund the companies backed right through to IPO.
Personally, I have a passion for entrepreneurship and help mentor a number of small businesses. I am a regular speaker on topics surrounding early stage investment and business strategy, as well as being an occasional angel investor!
My other passion is creating a world of equal opportunity for young people. I participate in a number of mentoring programs and I was pleased to have been awarded mentor of the year 2020 at Career Ready.
I would welcome discussion on any new deal opportunities whatever the funding requirements.