Edward Keelan

Investment Director

Edward joined Octopus in 2008 and is a member of the Development Capital team. He has responsibility for originating and making new investments, monitoring portfolio companies and supporting fundraisings. He represents Octopus as non-executive on a number of boards including Countrywide Healthcare Supplies and Anglo European Steel.

During his investment career at Octopus Edward has worked within a number of sectors including Energy, Sport and UK SMEs. Prior to joining Octopus, Edward spent almost four years at KorteQ, a new business consultancy spun out of Rolls-Royce Aerospace where he’d started his career as a Commercial Officer.

Edward holds the Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Oxford University, Said Business School and completed his Executive MBA at the same institution. He graduated from Hertford Business School, University of Hertfordshire with a first class honours degree and subsequently gained the Investment Management Certificate, the Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management and the Diploma in Financial Planning.