Octopus Ventures, one of the leading venture capital investors in the UK and Europe, has appointed Erin Platts as its new CEO starting January 2025. Platts, previously CEO of HSBC Innovation Banking UK and before that head of Silicon Valley Bank’s UK & EMEA operations, brings nearly two decades of experience in banking for technology startups and scaleups. She will succeed Alliott Cole, who will return to a full-time investment role. Platts is tasked with refining and enhancing Octopus Ventures’ equity capital business and expanding its remit into adjacent capital provisions. Her appointment signifies a strategic move to bolster Octopus Ventures’ support for startups across the UK and Europe.

Venture Capital, Financial Services, Technology,United Kingdom, Europe