WHY THE NAME OCTO.V8?
Lets face it, an octopus is pretty smart. It can change colour, change its skin texture (smooth to seriously freaky), figure out puzzles, win football tournaments and do lots of things, all at the same time. Octo also means 8 and we like the number 8. It means infinity and is really lucky.
SOME FACTS ABOUT US
Mike and I are quite private people at heart. We've both had quite long, public and successful careers in Media, Technology, Publishing, Data & Consulting (around 45+ years combined although we look like we're in our 20's).
We've worked across many countries in some of the fastest moving and successful companies the world has seen. We've worked incredibly hard and been incredibly lucky in our careers. We've hired more that 2,000+ people and had the hard task of 'changing companies' (we guess you know what that means, letting people go).
We have something deeply rooted in common, we seem to be able to Identify market opportunities, hire great talent and make things happen. It's become second nature to us but we'd never done this for ourselves. One night in a bar in Venice in 2007 we decided that when the time was right and we'd filled our brains enough useful 'stuff' we'd join forces, combine our skills and our best hires and create something special.
We wanted to build something amazing, provide a future and give ownership for those who can achieve greatness but need a foundation to start from. 9 year and many jobs later, we met and made it happen. If you want to see why we're doing this, read our for the PEOPLE section. The rest we guess is down to you to make this happen by choosing us as your partner/supplier.