Eyal Rabinovich joins the venture capital firm with experience as the founder of Israel-based games publisher PlayScape. He boasts 13 years of tech industry experience, while PlayScape was launched back in 2008 when he was just 24.Alongside his fellow founders, the company scaled to 70m users in 25 countries with a team of 40 staff, making Rabinovich an ideal candidate to support the fast-growth Octopus sets its sights on. His arrival follows news that Octopus topped up finances in April with ?100m, which took funds above ?400m. The firm said at the time more than ?75m would be invested in companies this year. ?Adding a further ?100 million to our early stage funds indicates the opportunity and belief we have in the developing European entrepreneurial ecosystem, and provides Octopus with the funds to continue to support these exceptional entrepreneurs,? said Alex Macpherson, head of Octopus Ventures. ?At Octopus, we want to be there supporting them from the beginning of their business journey to the later stages of growth.?
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