Malcolm Ferguson

Malcolm joined Octopus Ventures in 2013 and splits his time between the assessment of new investment opportunities within the Fintech Team, primarily within the Fintech and Insurtech sectors, and ongoing portfolio management. Malcolm is a Non-Executive Director of various portfolio companies including BoughtbyMany, By Miles, DeadHappy, Metrasens, Segura, Semafone and Sofar Sounds.  Prior to joining Octopus, Malcolm spent a number of years in the investment banking industry, firstly within the TMT team of Bank America Merrill Lynch in London then at GP Bullhound, a leading boutique investment bank, focussing exclusively on technology businesses.

“Product, service and business model innovation experienced over the last 10 years has ramped up the expectations of consumers, who now demand more personalised services, seamless experiences and better value for money.  This, alongside the erosion of trust in the incumbent household names, creates an exciting opportunity for pioneering entrepreneurs, in particular within the Fintech and Insurtech sectors, where these incumbents are slower moving and addressable markets are huge.”

Malcolm has a first class degree in BBA Management from Lancaster University.