Based in London and New York, Octopus Ventures is one of the Europe’s largest Venture Capital firms with £1bn under management. Its portfolio includes a number of exciting online and technology brands such as Zoopla, Graze and Secret Escapes. Venture capital firms are increasingly looking to advice their portfolio companies on how to identify, attract and retain talent. With this in mind, Octopus Ventures hosted a masterclass for its portfolio company CEOs to examine the importance and differences between three different recruitment approaches. The three discussed approaches were – executive search, in-house recruitment, and an embedded 3rd party recruiter.
UK’s digital banking unicorn Revolut has been making headlines since raising its first funding. For a company that is just four years old, the success of the digital challenger bank is astonishing. To date the company has raised $344 million, with a $1.7 billion post-money valuation. Co-founded by CEO Nikolay Storonsky, the company operates in 28 European countries and handles $4 billion in monthly payment transactions. Read More