Malcolm Ferguson


Malcolm joined the Ventures team at the end of 2013, focused on the assessment of investment opportunities, deal origination and ongoing portfolio management. Having spent a number of years advising early stage European technology businesses with their fund raising efforts, his specialist interests are the digital media, eCommerce, mobile and software sectors. Prior to joining Octopus, Malcolm spent 4 years in the investment banking industry, firstly within the TMT team of Bank America Merrill Lynch in London and then subsequently at GP Bullhound, a leading boutique investment bank, focussing exclusively on technology businesses. Malcolm holds a first class degree in BBA Management from Lancaster University. 


Role: Investor - Venture Capital (VC), Advisor, Investor


Personal Expertise

Product/Technology: ICT










Octopus is a venture capital investor backing talented teams with the potential to build big businesses. Our focus is on identifying entrepreneurs and fast growth companies that can scale explosively to create, transform or dominate an industry. Octopus has a proven track record of helping build exceptional global businesses, including, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, YPlan, and Zoopla Property Group.


Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)


Organsiation Activity

Markets: Internet, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Renewables

Product/Technology: ICT, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical services, Alternative/Renewable Energy, Energy; Clean Technology; Environment, Web & Mobility, Cloud & Big data


Geography: United Kingdom