Compare our Venture Capital Trusts

Explore the differences between our Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs)

Octopus Investments is the largest provider of VCTs in the market.¹  We offer three VCTs, each with its own unique focus.

VCT comparison

In a sentenceInvestments in tech-enabled businesses with high growth potentialAccelerates the growth of proven businessesInvests in VCT-qualifying companies listed on AIM
Net assetsOver £1.1 billion¹Over £210 million¹Over £310 million²
Number of portfolio companies80+40+AIM VCT: 81
AIM VCT2: 79
Typical investmentsEarly stage, tech-enabled companiesBusinesses with recurring revenues, especially software businessesAIM listed or pre-IPO businesses in any sector
Example portfolio companiesBought By Many
Big Health
One Team Logic
¹AIC, 05 April 2021 ²Combined assets of AIM VCT and AIM VCT2

The value of a VCT investment can fall as well as rise. You may not get back the full amount you invest. The share prices of smaller companies may rise or fall more than the shares of companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

Explore our VCTs in more detail

Take a closer look inside our VCTs

Learn more about the companies our VCTs invest in

Titan VCT portfolio companies

Apollo VCT portfolio companies

AIM VCTs portfolio companies


Supplying a wide range of materials to the construction industry.


Leading online retailer of musical instruments.


Pioneering treatments for the world’s rarest diseases.

Risks to bear in mind

Capital at risk

The value of a VCT investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise. Investors may not get back the full amount they invest.

Tax treatment may change

Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may change in the future. Tax reliefs depend on the VCT maintaining its qualifying status.

Five-year minimum holding period

Investors need to hold shares for a minimum of five years. If you decide to sell your shares before then, you will be required to repay to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) any upfront income tax relief you’ve claimed.

VCTs are a high-risk investment 

VCTs invest in smaller companies that are often not listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. Investments in smaller companies can fall or rise in value much more sharply than shares in larger, more established companies. They can also be harder to sell.

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