Richard Court

Head of Development Capital

Richard joined Octopus in 2017 and heads the Development Capital team. He is the fund manager for the Octopus Apollo VCT and is a member of the Investment Committee. He is also responsible for transacting new investments as well as sitting on a number of portfolio company boards. He has debt and equity investment experience across a wide range of sectors and business sizes.

Before joining Octopus, Richard has been an investor in UK and international SMEs since 2006. He spent 2 years with TPG’s direct lending fund and 5 years at RJD Partners, a UK-focused Private Equity fund. He also worked at Dresdner Kleinwort in the Debt Principal Finance group.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a first class degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham.