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Jo Oliver

Investment Director at Octopus Investments


Jo is an Investment Director within the Ventures team at Octopus Investments and has extensive experience as a founder, advisor and investor into both larger and smaller companies. Jo is involved in all aspects of the investment process and portfolio management, with a view to optimizing the return potential of the portfolio. Prior to joining Octopus, Jo was an active investor into smaller companies, and held senior roles in No 1 rated equity research teams focusing on the telecoms sector at Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers between 1995 and 2002. He is a chartered accountant and worked at Arthur Andersen between 1991 and 1995. He has a degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University and currently holds Non-Executive Directorships at a number of the companies in the Ventures portfolio, including Property Partner, Amplience, Iovox and Vega Chi and was previously a board Director at Swiftkey before its sale to Microsoft

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