Octopus was founded in 2000 in the front room of one of our founders’ homes. Today, we’re a leading manager of alternative investments in the UK.
Founded in 2000, Octopus Group is a leading manager of alternative investments in the UK, with specialist expertise in renewable energy, venture, health and care real estate and commercial real estate debt.
In our financial services business, we care as much about the impact our investments have, as we do about the returns that we generate for our investors. We manage more than £9 billion* on behalf of retail and institutional investors, specialising in renewable energy, real estate, smaller company and venture capital investing.
Our energy supply business – Octopus Energy, is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. It has grown from start-up to more than 1.6 million customers over the last four years and is now the #1 rated UK energy supply business, and the only one to be recommended by Which? three years in a row. (*at 30 September 2020)
Why do we invest?
Our founders’ obsession with always delivering something better has led us on a unique journey. Today, we are building companies that people love and which make a difference. We want Octopus to be a group of businesses we’re proud to tell our grandchildren about.
Our aim is to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. We invest in markets that should be delivering positive benefits to society but have been neglected, have grown fragmented, or have left people feeling disenfranchised.
We believe in a responsible and considered approach to environmental, social and governance matters that takes into account the interests of our investors and stakeholders.
Our investment capabilities
Octopus Energy Generation, part of the Octopus Energy Group, is one of the largest renewable energy investors in Europe.
Octopus is home to one of Europe’s largest venture capital teams. We back early stage companies run by the world’s brightest minds.
Real Estate – Housing
We are one of the leading healthcare investors and developers in the UK, with a 14 year track record in the sector.
Real Estate – Debt
We are an award winning provider of non-bank, short-term lending to commercial properties in the UK.
We are investing in sustainable infrastructure, helping drive the transition to net zero.
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We’re part of Octopus Group
Established in 2000, Octopus is a group of businesses investing in people, ideas and industries that change the world. You might know us through our energy company, Octopus Energy. Learn more at octopusgroup.com.