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Greg Jackson, Octopus – 74

Greg Jackson, Octopus – 74

What’s it all about? Going Double Unicorn in 5 years, and still knowing you are still only at the beginning of the journey! I speak to tech founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Greg Jackson about how he used tech as the platform to disrupt one of the industries most resistant to, and in need of disruption- energy supply. With a focus on technology solving problems, and driving down costs, AND a focus on creating cultures which support and empower people to be their best and most creative. I hope you enjoy this slightly longer than usual episode. About Greg Jackson:  Greg is an experienced digital entrepreneur, passionate about making the green energy revolution affordable through technology. He’s founded a number of successful businesses, including e-commerce company C360, built HomeServe’s innovation business and is an angel investor in a wide range of tech start-ups. He also served as Director of several innovative businesses, including Zopa, the world’s first peer to peer lender, which has now lent almost £2bn fairly and responsibly whilst generating excellent interest rates for lenders. Greg founded Octopus Energy in 2015. It uses technology to be highly efficient – empowering customers with a full digital experience, and then using the same systems to provide the highest standards of support to its customers by phone, email and chat. This technology allows Octopus to challenge normal energy models, bringing transparent, low pricing to new and loyal customers. Octopus is a recognised innovator, delivering time-of-use tariffs at scale, driving EV adoption and helping make the smart grid a reality. About Octopus Energy In the UK, Octopus now stands at 2 million customers, growing by 2500-3000 per day, and is the only energy supplier recommended by consumer champions Which?, for four years in a row. Following significant investment from Tokyo Gas and Origin Energy in December 2020, Octopus became a tech ‘double unicorn’ valued at well over £2 billion. With operations in the US, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Octopus expects to expand its platform into many more markets over the next few years. Social links Craig Evans on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregsjackson/ Octopus Energy Website: https://octopus.energy/ Octopus Energy on Twitter https://twitter.com/octopus_energy Greg Jackson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/g__j Octopus Energy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/octopusenergy/ About Hyperion Executive Search Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com EPISODE LINKS Planet Money Podcast - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money Masters of Scale Podcast - https://mastersofscale.com/ How I Built This Podcast - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apollo-Guidance-Computer-Architecture-Operation/dp/1441908765/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1617803663&refinements=p_27%3AFrank+O%27Brien&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Frank+O%27Brien Twitter https://twitter.com/Cleantechleader Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DavidHuntCleantechGuide Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/

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