Evolution of Octopus

Watch Octopus founders Simon Rogerson and Chris Hulatt talk about what made them start a business together.
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Timeline

From humble beginnings, and first premises above a shop, to a group of businesses employing more than 600 people. Octopus has accomplished a lot in its relatively brief history. It’s been quite a journey, as the timeline below demonstrates.

Billion (£)
Number of employees
Funds under
management
£ billion
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* Source: Octopus. Funds under management shown at 31 March for each year.