Will joined Octopus in 2013 and sits within the Health Team. He works with a range of portfolio companies from Consumer to Enterprise, with a strong bias towards companies changing the face of health. In recent years he has spent significant time developing research interests in areas considered “taboo” which has resulted in multiple new investments around this theme, as well as Digital Therapeutics, US expansion, the future of Cannabinoids and novel business models within health. Will was based in the Octopus US office in NYC during 2016, and continues to help support portfolio companies looking to expand into the US health ecosystem.
Prior to Octopus Will set up multiple small-scale enterprises including a rare-breed pig farm and an organic spirits company. Will holds a degree in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. When not investing in new health companies or working with Portfolio Companies, Will is most likely to be found messing around on boats, climbing mountains, reading books on random topics or at home with his fiancé, growing a collection of 50+ house plants. Previously, his passion for sailing has led him to sail twice around the UK as part of the Round Britain and Ireland race.