Octopus Energy

Entech company

Customer service
Electric Vehicles
Social Impact

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Company mission

Octopus Energy's mission is to speed the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future through renewable energy and technology whilst putting customers at the heart of everything they do.



HQ Location

Fitzrovia, London, UK


Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

46% female employees

61% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Octopus Energy

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

According to Octopus, the energy industry in the UK is ruled by a handful of complacent companies peddling fossil fuels, pricing trickery, and poor customer service. Aiming to disrupt the status quo with sustainable energy, Octopus entered the market in 2016 and they now supply energy to millions of homes in a number of countries. Octopus has made a name for itself in energy circles largely because of its “Kraken” technology platform, which it claims is able to reroute energy from renewable sources around a network far more efficiently than competitors.

Octopus Energy further differentiates itself through its aspiration to make everything as easy as possible for consumers, from the simplicity of their bills and the fact that customers are not locked into a contract so they can leave at any time to offering customer service over email and social media at times that suit customers. They aim to make the eco‐friendly choice the easy choice, so all of their tariffs use 100% green electricity, while not being more expensive than their competitors' non-green tariffs.

They are continually creating innovative new products. For example, Octopus Tracker where prices changes daily to guarantee you get the market rate; Agile where the price changes every half hour to enable you to benefit from cheap electricity when the sun shines, the wind blows, and the networks are under-utilised. One of the current challenges they face is that their products are more complex than their competitors, given they use 1000x more data than traditional energy companies. They're exploring ways to explain to customers exactly how their products work.

Total funding - $1.7bn

Last 2 fundraises

Dec 2021



Jul 2022



Company benefits

    🌍 Company-wide benefits

  • Your development is important - we support and help with development including internal and external courses, learning, study support etc, all bespoke to you
  • Flexi working environment
  • Equity Options Scheme - you own your own part of the business, share options in the whole Octopus Energy Group so we all work together towards success
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Equity Option Scheme - Everyone owns part of what we’re building with shares
  • Tech - We want to get the best out of our people and get that everyone is slightly different. Have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it
  • Money Coach - You may want to think about financial planning. The company has an arrangement with Octopus Money Coach. They offer the opportunity to talk with a professional coach
  • Wellbeing - Need some calm in your life? We have 'Octopus Headspace Licences' available. Twice a week we have 45 Minute live yoga class open to all Octopus staff!
  • 🇺🇸 US benefits

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options including FSAs
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Parental leave
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Modern office or co-working spaces depending on location
  • 🇬🇧 UK benefits

  • Parents - get access to tax free childcare and maternity and paternity pay. We’re always looking for new ways to support parents, during lockdown we created OctoKids TV to help keep your kids occupied and entertained (https://octopus.energy/blog/octopuskids/)
  • Office culture - Our offices are stocked with fruit, breakfast, great coffee, and soft drinks (and ice lollies if you're lucky)! Weekly on a Friday we all get together (this happens virtually too) for company updates and drinks - we call it Family Dinner. We won best company to work for in 2019 and our CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. Check out what our people say at Glassdoor!
  • Car Salary Sacrifice - Browse the wide selection of electric vehicles and get a sample quote under our workplace salary sacrifice scheme. If approved, the monthly leasing costs are taken directly from your gross salary each month meaning you're saving on paying some tax

Company values

  • Autonomy
  • Empathy
  • Innovation
  • Impact


Previously Adviser at Ashcombe Advisers for 9 years and Non-Executive Director at Zopa for 7 years.

Previously CEO at Claripoint for 7 years and CTO at Tangent Labs also for 7 years.

Previously Director of "Foundation" Business Unit at Barclaycard for 2 years and Chief of Staff, Secured Lending SBU at Barclays also for 2 years.

People progressing

Joined as Marketing Assistant, being promoted to Marketing Executive after 6 months and again to Junior Product and Marketing Manager after 7 months. After 8 months they became a full Product and Marketing Manager.

Joined as Senior Talent Partner, being promoted to Talent Manager after 1 year and again to Head of Talent Acquisition after 8 months.

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