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Alliott Cole

Alliott leads Octopus Ventures as co-chief executive officer with Emma Davies and chairs our investment committees.

He joined Octopus Ventures in 2008 and has helped grow Octopus Ventures into one of Europe’s largest and most active venture investors.

Before turning CEO of Octopus Ventures in 2017, Alliott worked with a number of founders, including many of the LoveFilm alumnae (Graze (acquired by Unilever); (acquired by Nestlé); property portal Zoopla (listed on London Stock Exchange and later bought by private equity firm Silver Lake) and car-buying website Cazoo (now listed on the New York Stock Exchange), as well as establishing Octopus’ office in New York.

In recent years, Alliott and Emma have grown the Octopus investment team into six specialist teams in B2B Software, Climate, Consumer, Deep Tech, Fintech and Health, investing from the earliest stages of company formation through to later stages of growth (both primary and secondary).

Prior to Octopus, Alliott worked as a lawyer at Ashurst, with stints at NM Rothschild and IBM in London.

He holds a master’s in classics from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate diploma in law from BPP University.
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Articles from Alliott Cole

Alex Chesterman: the archetypal unicorn-builder
Announcing a major health boost for Octopus Ventures
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