Alex Macpherson

Alex has been in the same position as many entrepreneurs having started, built and sold his own business. He founded Katalyst Ventures with his colleagues in 2000, leading the business as CEO until its sale to Octopus in 2007. Alex remained as CEO of the newly branded Octopus Ventures Partners, growing the assets under management from around £20 million to more than £500 million, at a time when the economy had seen the worst financial crisis in a generation. Alex took on the role of Chairman in 2017 and is currently enjoying a year’s sabbatical.