20 minute vc - 2

Tune in now to hear Harry Stebbings interview Lisa Edge of Top Tier Capital Partners on stage at ALLOCATE 2019, featured on the fantastic 20MinuteVC podcast.

GPs & LPs




I love what Allocate is doing. There is a clear need in the ecosystem to bring together LP's and GP's in a curated way.


A missing and long overdue event/format in the London/European ecosystem. Very positive that it was organised by VCs for VCs and not by a professional conference company. Happy to help out next year!


Great format, having everyone do 5-10 min pitches, kept energy up.
Judging by the large number of emerging funds present, I am convinced that you’ve hit a raw nerve on the market.


The positive endorsement on Allocate continue to roll in congratulations. Would appreciate the opportunity to work with you on this next year.


I think it was brilliantly organised and the pitches were certainly interesting! Great way to learn who is out there in the market and what VCs are doing in Europe.

Past Speakers

Kevin Bone

LGT Lightstone UK & Europe

Partner at LGT Lightstone & co-leads investments across the UK and Europe

Neil Brown

Liontrust Asset Management PLC

Partner & Fund Manager at Liontrust

Richard Brass


Head of Wealth and Asset Management UK at Berenberg

Jean-Marc Patouillaud


Co-Managing Partner at Partech

Matthew Le Merle

Fifth Era & Keiretsu Capital

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital

Yoram Wijngaarde


CEO and founder of Dealroom.co

Ertan Can

Multiple Capital

Founding Partner of Multiple Capital

Simon Cook

Draper Esprit

CEO and co-founder of Draper Esprit

Lisa Edgar

Top Tier Capital Partners

Managing Director and member of the Investment Committee at Top Tier Capital Partners.

Katie Martin


Chair of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's board of directors and a partner in the firm's Palo Alto office.

Harry Stebbings

The Twenty Minute VC & Stride.VC

Founding partner in Stride.VC and the founder of The Twenty Minute VC


ALLOCATE is a highly curated event specifically designed to filter out the time wasters and maximise time efficiency for people serious about LP VC investing or VC’s raising funds.

We do this via multiple quick-fire pitches on stage, much as startups pitch investors. And by sharing knowledge and best practise in a relaxed, open environment, a rising tide can lift all boats.

Want to speak or have a suggestion for a great contributor?

The 2020 event schedule will be announced in Q3 of 2020. Get in touch to participate


If you’re a GP and would like to pitch during the conference to a room full of (your next potential) LPs, apply here.
Spaces are limited and applications will be reviewed and selected by our committee.

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General Partners

If you are an early stage VC with less than £200M (€230M) AUM or have a growth stage fund on Fund I or II. Register interest to pitch or register below for a discount.

Limited Partners

If you are an institutional investor, family office, endowment, pension or accredited high net worth individual interested in emerging venture capital funds, register below.


Allocate 2020 will be held in the wonderful Conway Hall, a central London venue oozing with history and online.

Stay tuned for more details.


The ALLOCATE event was created primarily to support the European tech venture ecosystem. Consequently we work hard to keep the events costs reasonable, with ticket prices fair and affordable for all.

As long time operators and investors ourselves, we recognised that for both GPs and LPs, identifying and connecting with the right partners across Europe’s borders and beyond, can be challenging and time consuming.

With a burgeoning UK and European tech ecosystem we felt it was time for a new type of event, separate from the wider world of PE and focused exclusively on serving those of us who work in and invest in potential high-growth technology venture capital funds. Our mission is to accelerate the ecosystem, making it easier for LPs to find the right funds to invest in and for GPs the right investors.

ALLOCATE 2019 was a huge success with over 230 attendees: Venture Capital LPs, General Partner VCs, and ecosystem supporters.

We look forward to welcoming you again in 2020.

Andrew & Lomax

Andrew J Scott
Lomax Ward
Isabel Fox
Irfan Vissandjee

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