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Octopus Investments and 360 Leaders form alliance

Venture capital investor Octopus Investments and tech start-up specialist 360 Leaders have formed a strategic partnership to work on projects in the technology and enterprise space over the next 12 months.

360 Leaders held its latest ‘Hot Topics’ event last week in New York, focused on the trends of international expansion and the New York tech ecosystem. The event included speakers from US VC firm Sequoia Capital, Foursquare, MongoDB and Octopus-backed events app YPlan.
Simon Andrews, a member of the ventures team at Octopus, says: “360 Leaders is transforming the technology industry through its community approach to talent development, executive search, events and publications. This partnership is a natural step for us as we look to extend our support for our portfolio companies. As a result of working with 360 Leaders we can bring even greater value-add services to the entrepreneurs we work with, including invitations to high profile networking events and introductions to top tier talent.”
Philip Randerson, group CEO at 360 Leaders, says: “360 Leaders is excited to be announcing this partnership with Octopus Investments and hopes it’s the first of many of its kind. Octopus and 360 Leaders have worked in the same space for a number of years and as such this partnership feels like the natural next step for both parties. Octopus has a great reputation for making smart investments and we look forward to benefiting from their global network and experience of backing and building impressive businesses.”

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