Octopus Ventures EIS Service overview


Date Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:00am Duration 1 hour

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The Octopus Ventures EIS Service provides your clients with the opportunity to access a portfolio of around 10-15 early-stage companies with high growth potential. We look for pioneers who are changing the rules of the game in their industry. And, as one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms, we have over 20 years of experience in selecting these kinds of companies. We’ve backed household names like Zoopla, Secret Escapes, Graze and Tails.com. 

Watch this webinar and learn: 

  • What an EIS is, and the tax reliefs associated with it
  • How to spot clients that the Octopus Ventures EIS Service could be appropriate for
  • Understand what the Octopus Ventures EIS Service could deliver for your clients, and what the key risks are
  • Learn about our experienced venture capital investment team, their strategy and processes
  • Find out about some of the companies we’ve backed

Risks to bear in mind 

  • The value of an investment in the Octopus Ventures EIS Service, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested
  • The shares of unlisted companies could fall or rise in value more than other shares listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. They may also be harder to sell
  • Tax reliefs available on EIS investments depend on individual circumstances. Tax treatment is assumed as per current legislation and interpretation, which may change in the future
  • Tax reliefs also depend on the portfolio companies maintaining their EIS-qualifying status


Steve Skelding

Steve Skelding

Head of Strategic Partnerships
Jessica Franks

Jessica Franks

Head of Tax
Samantha  Ling

Samantha Ling

Head of Operations, Octopus Ventures
Simon King (PhD)

Simon King (PhD)

Octopus Ventures partner