Ventures team

Alex Macpherson

Alex Macpherson

The Octopus Ventures team offers unmatched expertise in helping small businesses grow. The team, led by Alex Macpherson, has more than 200 years of experience, supporting entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level. They manage our successful range of Venture Capital Trusts, including our flagship Titan VCTs , and our Eureka EIS portfolios, backing early stage businesses.

Alex has experience at the coal face as he has started, built and sold his own business.  In fact many of our ventures team have built their own businesses.  As en entrepreneurial business we get the challenges entrepreneurs face and have developed networks and support to ensure the businesses we back have the best chance of success.

The team believes in supporting motivated, talented people, not picking themes or sectors. For Octopus, that approach is obvious, because it’s people that matter.

Here’s the team.

Contact the Ventures team

0800 316 2349
Alan Wallace,

Alan Wallace

Alliott Cole,

Alliott Cole

Anthony Collinson,

Anthony Collinson

Chris Wade,

Chris Wade

Claire Cunningham,

Claire Cunningham

Debu Purkayastha,

Debu Purkayastha

Frederic Lardieg,

Frederic Lardieg

George Whitehead,

George Whitehead

Ian Perry,

Ian Perry

Jane Vinson,

Jane Vinson

Jo Oliver,

Jo Oliver

Laura Heaton,

Laura Heaton

Luke Hakes,

Luke Hakes

Malcolm Ferguson,

Malcolm Ferguson

Priyanka Karunanithi,

Priyanka Karunanithi

Rebecca Hunt,

Rebecca Hunt

Samantha Ling,

Samantha Ling

Simon Andrews,

Simon Andrews

Simon King,

Simon King

Will Gibbs,

Will Gibbs

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