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Five Octopus Accelerator firms reach new heights

January 31, 2017

Five Octopus Accelerator firms reach new heights

With the first Octopus Accelerator drawing to a close, there is one final challenge for the five startups — MOOLA, cityFALCON, Squirrel, Freetrade and Advicefront — a successful celebration at the top of the Gherkin.

The informal event starts at 6:30pm, with an introduction and overview presented by Richard Wazacz, Head of Octopus, followed by canapés, drink, demos and an opportunity to meet with the five firms.

The programme, which launched back in September, has given mentoring, support and office space to the five companies – all developing innovative financial solutions geared specifically to financial advisers.

Aggelos Mouzakitis, Corporate Innovation manager at Octopus Investments, noted three important achievements among the five firms during the January 24 Pitch Day — maturity, clear value propositions and preparedness to go straight to sales and user acquisition.

“These teams have come a long way in just a few months,” commented Aggelos. “From the top of the Gerhkin, we’ll get a panoramic view of just how far they’ve have come.”