Octopus Ventures


Octopus Ventures

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The Ventures team at Octopus finds and supports talented individuals and exceptional businesses. We’re straight-talking, human investors who back people, rather than specific sectors. We look for opportunities that are capable of creating, transforming or dominating an industry.

At Octopus, we want entrepreneurs to succeed and to make the best possible impression when they come to see us. Meeting an investment company for the first time can be daunting, which is why careful preparation is essential. So, here are a few pointers on how to make a good first impression in your first meeting.

Make sure that you:

  • Know your audience: always find out about who you’ll be presenting to before you enter the room
  • Establish a rapport: remember that the decision-makers are human. Your presentation should be a dialogue, not a monologue
  • Keep it simple: the perfect presentation is simple, clear and persuasive
  • Keep it succinct: shorter is better. The presentation itself should take no more than 20 minutes
  • Know your stuff: preparation is key, so be ready to answer a wide range of questions
  • Start strong: by talking directly to your audience
  • Keep it light: don’t try to be funny, instead be bright and enthusiastic
  • Use the “presenter’s instrument”: eye contact, facial expressions, voice, gestures, stance and posture to get your message across


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