• Octopus Ventures is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focussed on identifying unusually talented entrepreneurs. In recent years we have been fortunate to back the founding teams of over 60 companies, including Conversocial,, Love FiLM, Property Partner, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, Swiftkey, Swoon Editions, Uniplaces,, Zoopla Property Group, and Zynstra.
  • A new in-house opportunity exists for a qualified Venture Capital lawyer to join the Legal team based in London. This is a newly created role which presents a challenging and exciting opportunity to take the Legal team's funds and investment law advisory capability to the next level.
  • Whilst having a main focus on investments as outlined above, the candidate will be open to dealing with any legal issues delegated. Specifically, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Monitoring, managing and mitigating legal risks associated with private equity/venture capital transactions executed by entities or structures within the Octopus Ventures business including VCTs and LLP, LPs.
  • You will consistently display behaviours that encourage productive working relationships and a strong performance culture both across legal/secretariat and the various business units.
  • You will be comfortable in providing advice in a flexible, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

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.