Lucanus Polagnoli

Position: Founding Partner
Organization: Calm/Storm Ventures
Country: Austria

Lucanus is one of Europe’s emerging managers with a long track record in the industry: startup operator, CFO, former General Partner of Speedinvest, and manager/consultant in private equity. He is the founder and general partner at Calm/Storm Ventures, a super-early-stage venture capital fund with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Investors and founders trust him, his hands-on approach and his knowledge around numbers. With more than 50 super-early-stage investments, he demonstrated his ability to pick and win those rare cases where entrepreneurs are able to build both outstanding products and big businesses. Lucanus has a passion for digital solutions that improve our lives, our health and the wellbeing of our planet. He believes in the power of community and the concept of life-long learning, and has thus recently joined the prestigious VC development program in the US: Kauffman Fellows. In his free time, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and three children in the most liveable city in the world, Vienna (Austria), as well as racing sailing boats in his home turf, at Lake Attersee, or as he calls it, “The Sound Of Music Land”.