Our Mission

The ALLOCATE® event was created by GPs and LPs for fellow GPs and LPs. It is run entirely on a voluntary basis.

If you are an investor looking to back emerging European VC funds, or a fund manager looking to meet investors that match your fund size, team, and strategy, then ALLOCATE® is the event for you.

As long time operators and investors ourselves, we felt it was time for a new type of event, separate from the wider world of PE: an event focused exclusively on serving those of us who work and invest in high-growth, emerging technology VC funds.

Our mission is to accelerate the European ecosystem, making it easier for LPs to find the right funds to invest in and for GPs to find the right investors.

Our vision is to accelerate the European tech VC ecosystem to be the msot active and best performing in the world.

ALLOCATE® 2019 was a huge success, with over 230 attendees: VC LPs, VC GPs, and ecosystem supporters. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2020.

The ALLOCATE® Committee


Andrew J Scott
Allocate Co-Founder
GP at 7pc - Co-Founder of Allocate. Currently looking after partnerships at Allocate.
Lomax Ward
Allocate Co-Founder
GP at Luminous Ventures - Co-Founder of Allocate. Currently looking after Allocate's sponsors.
Isabel Fox
Allocate Co-Founder
Allocate Co-Founder.
André Carmo
Committee Coordinator
Product Manager with experience from the ideation of a product to its maintenance and continuous development. Coordinates the work of the Allocate committee members.
Naveed Chaudhry
Head of the Climate-KIC Accelerator at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation. Allocate event co-producer.
Lise Reichsteiner
Former MD/Founding Partner of Propagator Ventures, an early-stage deep tech fund based in the Nordics. At Allocate Lise managed the GP pitches.
Francesco Perticarari
Tech Lead
Software engineer and the cofounder of Silicon Roundabout: largest tech community in the UK. Now a GP at Silicon Roundabout Ventures: SR's first Deep Tech Seed fund. Held tech & VC keynotes at London Tech Week, London Fintech Week and AI Tech World among others. At Allocate he manages the tech development and web platform.
Ha Duong
Content Marketing Lead
Capital allocator by profession, Industrial Engineer by education, and nerd at heart. Venture capital professional with operational experience and a technical background. Experienced with direct and indirect private market investments across VC, quant (hedge funds) and crypto. At Allocate he leads the marketing production.
Luis Shemtov
Special Project Lead
Luis is one of the founders of Lunar Ventures, a seed VC focused on solving the problems of deep tech software startups Founders. Before VC Luis's background is in product and software sales. At Allocate he collates ideas and initiatives from the committee members.
Mads Jensen
Head of PR & Newsletter
Mads is a successful entrepreneur and passionate technologist (having authored multiple US patents) who has worked for 2 decades building and growing tech businesses. At SuperSeed he helps ambitious technical founders build great companies from the early stages. Prior to SuperSeed, Mads was an entrepreneur, taking Sefaira (a SaaS company) from inception in 2009 to exit in 2016. Before that he was a business executive at IBM.
Janneke Niessen
Head of Social Media
Janneke is a serial entrepreneur and investor. She had been active to increase diversity in tech for many years. Her fund invests at seed stage and uses proprietary technology to evaluate teams. At Allocate Janneke is head of social media.
Sakib Rashid
LP Advisor in Residence
Investment Associate at Partners Capital. Advises the Allocate team as LP in residence.
Paul Dinulescu
LP Ambassador (APAC)
Tech startup entrepreneur with portfolio management background. Cofounder of the Silicon Roundabout tech community and GP at Silicon Roundabout Ventures (UK Deep Tech Seed VC). LP Ambassador at Allocate for the APAC region.
Dan Bowyer
LP Ambassador (UK/Western Europe)
Entrepreneur turned reluctant VC with focus on B2B at seed: Anything deep, smart, and driven by technical founders who are ready to commercialise. LP Ambassador at Allocate for the UK and Western Europe.
Hampus Monthan Nordenskjöld
LP Ambassador (Nordics)
Founding GP of TrueSight Ventures, splitting time between Stockholm and London. We write preseed/seed checks and I personally mostly cover the Nordics inc. Baltics, and as a firm we focus on UK/Nordics but are opportunistic in the US. LP Ambassador at Allocate for the Nordics.
David Fauchier
LP Ambassador (North America)
David is the CIO of Cambrial Capital, an LP investment firm specialised in sourcing and selecting hard-to-access VC managers and opportunities across the digital asset space. LP Ambassador at Allocate for North America.
Lucanus Polagnoli
LP Ambassador (DACH)
Lucanus has been a managing director of a startup as well as a general partner and CFO of a venture fund. Before that he worked as a manager at KPMG, director of a shoe manufacturer and an investment portfolio manager. He founded Calm/Storm Ventures a boutique venture capital fund focusing on pre-seed investments in digital health. He invested in startups like Second Nature, Thinksono, Doctorly, Keleya and others. LP Ambassador at Allocate for the DACH region.
Tomas Kemtys
LP Ambassador (CEE)
Partner at Contrarian Ventures, energy tech and e-mobility focused early stage VC fund investing across Europe and Israel. Focused on sustainable energy transition revolution through innovation. LP Ambassador at Allocate for Central and Eastern Europe.
Chris Haley
LP Ambassador (GCC)
Chris is one of the partners at 01Ventures an early stage Deep Tech fund focused on businesses solving the world's toughest problems. Outside of investment Chris is an active member of the tech ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs through mentoring, speaking, judging and coaching. LP Ambassador at Allocate for the GCC region.
Paolo Guida
LP Ambassador (Italy and Switzerland)
Head of Investments at BVV, a blockchain and fintech focussed venture that invests in early stage projects in Europe, Asia and US. BVV is part of Draper Venture Network and strives to back outstanding teams, supporting them in scaling and fundraising faster. At Allocate Paolo facilitates LP outreach for Italy and Switzerland.

Allocate Tickets

ALLOCATE® was created primarily to support the European tech venture ecosystem, not for profit.

We charges only what we need to cover ongoing costs and minimise the handout of free tickets. We also believe that GPs and LPs should pay the same and get the same level of quality from the events.

Because of this, we have been able to keep costs reasonable and open up to a diverse audience that large PE conferences can't reach:

At ALLOCATE® ticket prices are fair and affordable for all.