Edward Keelan

Investment Director

Edward has worked at Octopus for over a decade investing in multiple asset classes from Sport to Energy. His focus now is on backing the UK’s leading B2B technology companies and helping them to scale. His role within the Development Capital Team includes overseeing the team’s origination efforts, deal execution and representing Octopus as a non-executive on portfolio companies. He is also a member of the Development Capital Team’s Investment Committee. 

Edward started his career as a Commercial Officer at Rolls Royce before helping to create and build a business consultancy. He holds an Executive MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, Said Business School as well as a Diploma in Financial Strategy from the same institution. 

Alongside his role at Octopus Edward is a Career Ready mentor supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds as they enter the world of work or further education. He is also a mentor for the Oxford University Liber project which helps fast growing UK businesses. Away from work Edward enjoys spending time with his family, playing the odd round of golf and attempting to keep fit.