Paul Davidson

Paul is involved with sourcing and making new investments into scale-up stage B2B technology companies with a primary focus on software. He supports the journey of these companies through active board-level involvement.

“I focus my time on investing into well-commercialised B2B technology companies – primarily SaaS – that have exceptional management teams with a clear product vision and desire for growth. I thoroughly enjoy seeing them change rapidly, whilst still being at a point where they benefit from our advice and support.”  

Paul has been with Octopus for four years and has over a decade of investment and lending experience sitting on numerous boards including Veeqo, HAS Technology, Ryte and Sova. Previously, Paul spent seven years at RBS, with the majority of that time in their Leveraged Finance team undertaking origination and execution of private equity management buyouts. 

Paul has a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Manchester, holds an MSc in Banking & International Finance with Distinction from Cass Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

When not working, Paul enjoys skiing, golf and is a fully licensed scuba-diver. If he isn’t around midweek then he’s probably darted up north or overseas to watch Manchester United play in the Champions League (…assuming they’ve qualified).

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