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The fintech VC’s view – Octopus Ventures and Atomico

Will Beeson attends the annual ‘VCs Take the Stage’ event and talks to Alex Macpherson of Octopus Ventures, and Carolina Brochado of Atomico.

A couple of weeks ago, we joined our friends at Innovate Finance in London for their annual ‘VCs Take the Stage’ event, where we caught up with two of the headliners.

The first interview you hear is with Alex Macpherson, CEO of Octopus Ventures, the £660m venture capital arm of UK fund manager Octopus Group. Alex’s fund has invested and exited a handful of noteworthy AI companies, including Evi Technologies, Swiftkey and Magic Pony, which sold to Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter, respectively.

After we talked to Alex, we caught up with Carolina Brochado, partner at Atomico, another London-based VC firm. Atomico manages over a billion USD and has invested in seven companies that grew to be worth more than a billion dollars, according to The Financial Times, including games developer Supercell and weather data company Climate Corporation.

You can listen to more episodes of Rebank, and other fintech shows, on the BankNXT podcast page. Enjoy!

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About the author

Will Beeson

Will Beeson is head of operations & innovation at Civilised Bank. After working across banking, investments and financial services in the US and Europe, he settled in London. He specialises in banking and fintech, and advises a number of fintech accelerators and startups.

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