Alex Macpherson is the Head of Ventures at Octopus Investments. Octopus Ventures has a clear mission: to be the preferred venture capital house of the most talented entrepreneurs. In their own words:”We back 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. We partner with entrepreneurs, we don’t just invest in them, and we work tirelessly to make them as successful as they can be. We have a proven track record of helping build exceptional global businesses, including graze.com, Secret Escapes, SwiftKey, and Zoopla Property Group.