Simon joined the team 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 Deep Tech businesses and in particular those focussing on IoT, AI and hardware. Within the Octopus portfolio, Simon works closely with Elvie, Origami Energy, Trafi, WaveOptics and SmartKem.
Before joining Octopus, Simon was a research scientist investigating novel materials for photovoltaic applications at Imperial College in London. Simon holds an MA and MSc in Physics and a Ph.D. in Molecular Electronics.