Simon joined the team at Octopus at the beginning of 2012 and focuses on early stage deal flow, screening investment opportunities and performing preliminary due diligence. He has an active interest in businesses focussing on EdTech, IoT and Machine Learning. Within the Octopus portfolio, Simon works closely with Surrey NanoSystems, Origami Energy, Trafi and SmartKem.
Before joining Octopus, Simon was a research scientist investigating novel materials for photovoltaic applications at Imperial College London. Simon holds an MA and MSc in Physics and a Ph.D. in Molecular Electronics.