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Join as a General Partner

 

If you run an emerging tech VC in Europe and are raising Fund I, II, or III, or have total AUM <£200m (€225m) - ALLOCATE® is the event for you.

 

Attend as GP

 

Full access to the event

✔ Listing in our online event guide

✔ A profile on our portal for LPs to access in advance

✔ Participate in “round table” workshop sessions

✔ Access to the virtual break out room

✔ Submission to our matching system & curated intros to suitable LPs

 

 

 

 

Apply to Pitch*

 

Full access to the event

✔ Listing in our online event guide

✔ A profile on our portal for LPs to access in advance

✔ Participate in “round table” workshop sessions

✔ Access to the virtual break out room

✔ Submission to our matching system & curated intros to suitable LPs

✔ Pitch on stage live to LPs

✔ Pitch video made available on our portal to LPs, and to you, after the event

✔ Receive one of our famous “Dragons”

 

* NB: Pitching is subject to availability and selection by the ALLOCATE ® LP Committee. We cannot guarantee a pitch slot. All tickets are non-refundable. 

Pitch Selection Committee

Given the high level of demand, we have formed a Selection Committee of leading LPs to determine which GPs get to pitch on the day. Our aim is to have as many funds present as possible, while curating the sessions to ensure they’re of interest to, and in line with the expectations of, the investor audience.

Our 2019 committee included the following individuals and our 2020 committee will be announced shortly:

Dominic Maier

AXA Venture Partners

Principal – Head of Fund Investing

Philipp von dem Knesebeck

Blue Future Partners

Co-founder and Managing Partner

Michael Laycock

British Business Bank

Senior Investment Manager

Nicolas Perard

European Investment Fund

Senior Investment Manager

Lindsay Sharma

Industry Ventures

Managing Director & on the investment committee for the Tech Buyout Fund

Pitch Selection Process

APPLICATION WINDOW

Deadline for Submissions: 16 October - 12:00 noon

JURY SELECTION

19 Oct - 30 Oct

EVENT PITCH SUBMISSION

02 Nov - 11 Nov

Successful applicants will be able to submit a polished presentation deck for the actual event

 

ALLOCATE

17-18-19 November

Judging Criteria

As part of the pitch submission process, GPs will be asked to submit a PDF presentation of maxmimum 15 pages, in presentation format (i.e. 16:9 aspect ratio, created in Powerpoint, Keynote, Google Slides etc).

These presentations will then be assessed by our selection committee using the criteria below

CategoryIllustrative ConsiderationsScore
(0 – 4)
Distinctiveness of Proposition- Is this a fund that will stand out in the market vs. established peers?
- Is the fund in an area that LPs will look to invest in?
GP(s) / Team Credibility (Fit)- Do the GPs have credible experience and qualifications in their chosen area?
- Have the GPs been responsible for sourcing, selecting, or supporting investments before?
- Have the GPs been active in their chosen area in any other ways?
- Overall, how ‘strong’ is the team?
Fund Structure & Methodology- How ‘in-line’ are the fund terms?
- Is the target fund size likely to be achievable?
- Does the fund have a sensible deal sourcing / investment process?
Preparedness- How developed is the team?
- Is there any infrastructure (fund administrator etc) in place?
- Has the fund started raising / does it have any commitments?
Market Insight- Has the fund demonstrated strong knowledge of its chosen areas?
- Does the fund have a credible pipeline of opportunities?
- Does the team have any relationships / partnerships / knowledge / roles that will give them an ‘edge’ in their market?
ALLOCATE ‘Appeal’- Will this make for an ‘interesting’ presentation?
- How effectively (quality and clarity) do the team present their proposition?
- Is this the type of fund that ALLOCATE is looking to support, and how much will the team benefit from the event?
Diversity- Diversity of team
Overall Rating- An ‘overall’ score taking all info into account - not necessarily an average