About the role
Octopus Ventures (www.octopusventures.com), part of the Octopus Group, is a London and New York based venture capital firm, focused on identifying unique and ambitious entrepreneurs.
To us, entrepreneurs are the people who create defining moments. Few entrepreneurs go back to their original investors for their next venture. Ours do. We find being bold and generous - with our time, our attention, our network and our knowledge - works for everyone. We never forget that while we are invested in multiple companies, entrepreneurs are invested in just one.
We invest from £250,000 to £25 million in small to medium sized companies, and share our expertise and advice every step of the way to help our entrepreneurs take their ideas from inception to international scale-up.
Companies we’ve backed in recent years include graze.com, Eve, Magic Pony, Secret Escapes, Sofar Sounds, SwiftKey, Swoon Editions, tails.com, Zoopla Property Group and Zynstra.
We are excited about the opportunities ahead of us and we’re going through a growth spurt in the team – so we’re looking to hire a Team Assistant to support a number of us as part of that.
Essential Job Functions
You’ll love this role if:
Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities
Be helpful - Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place so, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile
Be straightforward - Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.
Be bold - Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.
At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.