Lucanus Polagnoli

Early Stage Investor @ Speedinvest and passionate Sailer

Lucanus is a partner at Speedinvest and has personally led investments focused on digital health and hardware companies including Playbrush, Ourpath, Diagnosia, Timeular or ThinkSono. Prior to venture capital Lucanus was managing director at whatchado.com, raised a Series-A round and doubled revenues and employees every year to become the leading HR startup in the german speaking region. He holds Master degrees in Marketing (WU Vienna) and International Management (CEMS) and made a career in financial consulting and private equity which highlights his sound cross-industry background. With his passion to deep dive into new fields such as digital health, expertise in corporate development and his hands-on approach it feels that Lucanus takes on startup challenges more like a co-founder than an investor. Lucanus is passionate about building great companies and helps entrepreneurs in business & corporate development by leveraging his past experiences. When not in Board-Rooms you’ll find Lucanus sailing on a boat.

Speedinvest is a pan-european brand of venture capital funds with €230M under management and currently raising its third fund of €175M. Speedinvest invests in seed stage technology start-ups. The company operates under a focus fund structure in the areas of Fintech, Marketplaces and Deep / Industrial Tech. Besides providing financial investments, the fund actively deploys its network and know-how to support its portfolio companies. Speedinvest’s office in San Francisco supports portfolio companies entering the US market.