Episode 32 / Greg Jackson

Building the Billion-Customer Energy Company

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About our Guest /

Greg Jackson is the CEO and founder of Octopus Energy, one of the UK’s leading challenger utilities, which is now beginning to expand overseas.

Greg has built one of the world’s fastest growing energy firms. The key to the company’s success is what Greg calls “elec-tech”: software which allows customers to use electricity at the lowest rates possible – even being paid to consume when renewables generation exceeds demand. Greg believes electricity is becoming a tech sector – and his company is at the forefront of the ‘digital revolution’ in the energy space.

Before founding Octopus Energy, Greg was active in the start-up world as an investor and manager. His most high-profile roles include being a Non-Executive Director at Zopa between 2010 and 2018 and the Chairman of Consultant Connect UK since 2015.

Greg Jackson read Economics at the University of Cambridge. His interest in ecology and climate started long before founding Octopus Energy - he joined Greenpeace at the age of 16.

Premieres / February 24, 2021  


Guest Links /


  • Energy needed a digital revolution – and we are it (January 2021) Click Here

  • Octopus Energy is the Which? “Recommended Provider” for a record fourth year in a row (January 2021) Click Here

  • Octopus Energy partners with Tokyo Gas to enter the Asian market (January 2021) Click Here

  • AWS helps power UK green electricity pioneer Octopus Energy (January 2021) Click Here

  • In our lifetimes, cities will smell like the countryside (December, 2020) Click Here

  • Who is the disruptive firm aiming to be the ‘Amazon of energy’? (December, 2020) Click Here

  • Octopus Energy chief Greg Jackson declares London world leader of green energy tech as it wins “double unicorn” $2bn status (December, 2020) Click Here

  • Earlier this week I sat down with Greg Jackson, CEO at Octopus Energy to talk about how we can build back greener. (November, 2020) Click Here

  • Green Electricity Provider to Create 1,000 New Jobs in U.K. (Bloomberg, October, 2020) Click Here

  • Under the Spotlight with Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy (October 2020) Click Here

  • Octopus Energy launches into US market with startup acquisition (October 2020) Click Here

  • A message from our founder, Octopus Energy Click Here

  • Meet Greg Jackson, Founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Click Here

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