• About the Firm: An Investment Company That Walks the Talk. Safely Invest Your Money with Us. Develop a Comprehensive Investment Plan with Our Variety of Services.
  • About the role: A new opportunity exists for a qualified Venture Capital in-house lawyer to join Octopus Ventures in London.
  • Looking for: In addition to your desire to be part of a tight and ambitious team; among your key attributes, we are looking to secure your friendly demeanour, fantastic organisational skills, with a great attention to detail.
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will include but not be limited to managing the legal process with the investment lead for new and/or follow-on investments into SMEs from termsheet to completion and post-closing matters; and reviewing, drafting, negotiating and/or updating various types of contracts and documentation including but not limited to shareholders agreements, termsheets, NDAs, articles, SPAs, due diligence documentation and employment contracts where necessary.
  • And More: You will liaise with and manage external counsel engaged from our panel for new and/or follow-on investments, balancing excellent relationships, excellent delivery & cost effectiveness. And monitor, manage and mitigate legal risks associated with private equity/venture capital transactions executed by Octopus Ventures, which includes VCTs, EIS services & LPs

Octopus Group Limited

Octopus began life on 15 February 2000, out of the front room of one of the company’s three founders. We haven’t stopped growing since. From the very beginning, we’ve invested in the ideas, people and enterprises that might one day change the world. We now have over 600 employees, and more than 150,000 people entrust us with over £8.5 billion* of their money across all Octopus Group businesses. We’ve built market-leading positions in tax-efficient investment, smaller company financing, renewable energy and healthcare. But no matter how big we get, we’ll keep doing the simple things well and keep looking after each of our customers, day in, day out.