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Start up your own venture capital fund.

Start up your own venture capital fund.

Start up your own venture capital fund.

Team up

As company builders we understand the intricate nuances of getting funds off the ground and have actively built multiple of them. We make sure you have everyone and everything you need to get started and consider ourselves part of your team.

Get funded

We are deeply embedded in the international eco-system of institutional investors and family offices and have a long track record of investing in funds. We are committed to bring the funds in our portfolio up to scale.

Avoid the hassle

Paperwork sucks.
We spent years pushing pencils to make sure founders and funds get the money they need. We have built workflows, a network of service providers and proprietary technology to take the pain away.

Avoid the hassle

Paperwork sucks.
We spent years pushing pencils to make sure founders and funds get the money they need. We have built workflows, a network of service providers and proprietary technology to take the pain away.

a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

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a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

_ Sept 2024

a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

_ Sept 2024

What we

offer.

Our model

A focused investment approach targeting first-time GPs in VC. From first contact to signed committment in a matter of weeks. Get the peer group, investor network and service access to get your first VC fund started.

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Standard Deal

We provide the first money as an anchor investment for your new venture capital fund :



- € 1 m or €2 m anchor investment for your fund
- 1% management fee for you on our commitment
- 10% carried interest for you on our commitment

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Fund services

We support fund managers with all the paperwork and administrative tasks of setting up and running a fund.

Currently limited to selected batch participants and funds in our portfolio.

Learn more

Our model

A focused investment approach targeting first-time GPs in VC. From first contact to signed committment in a matter of weeks. Get the peer group, investor network and service access to get your first VC fund started.

Learn more

Standard Deal

We provide the first money as an anchor investment for your new venture capital fund :



- € 1 m or €2 m anchor investment for your fund
- 1% management fee for you on our commitment
- 10% carried interest for you on our commitment

Learn more

Fund services

We support fund managers with all the paperwork and administrative tasks of setting up and running a fund.

Currently limited to selected batch participants and funds in our portfolio.

Learn more

Common Magic

Sarah Drinkwater

Meet Sarah Drinkwater, the visionary leader at the helm of Common Magic, a microfund with a laser focus on projects that put community front and center.

Wedge Capital

Richard Ng

Richard Ng, a trailblazing queer immigrant founder who's not just securing VC backing but also raising a game-changing fund, 'Wedge Capital,' to empower founders from underrepresented backgrounds.

Don't Quit Ventures

Noa Khamallah

Allow us to introduce you to Noa Khamallah, a remarkable individual with a rich and diverse background who is enabling emerging market entrepreneurs.

5th Quarter Ventures

Tihomir Bajic and Pedja Predin

Pedja Predin and Tihomir Bajic, the driving forces behind FifthQuarter.vc, are poised to replicate the success stories that put Eastern European countries on the venture capital map.

Who we are.

Michael and Felix have been friends and business partners for over a decade. They founded a company together and made every mistake worth making (and quite a few on top).

Together with Paula and Michael, they are committed to spending the next decades making the funds ecosystem more accessible, more diverse, more fun and more profitable.

Michael Ströck

Founding Partner

Michael is a passionate entrepreneur and fund investor. He has been an active venture LP for over a decade, as well as a founding partner and founding investor of multiple funds. Together with Felix, Michael leads the Allocator One Anchor Fund, invests in the best new fund managers all over the world.

Paula Schwarz

Cohort Partner (Anchor Fund I)

Paula is a true impact entrepreneur and investor. She built StartupBoat, one of the leading social incubators . Coming from a family business background, she helped to build funds around the globe and received a scholarship from 500 Startups to finalise her Investment Management Trainee at Stanford University.

Felix Staeritz

Founding Partner

Felix has a long track record as an entrepreneur and investor. He built and exited FoundersLane, the largest independent corporate company builder in the world, creating over €1B in portfolio value across Europe and the Middle East with top-tier entrepreneurs, investors and corporates.

Michael Hwang

Cohort Partner (Anchor Fund I)

Michael brings 25 years of experience in the tech industry. He's a software engineer, six-time serial founder, consultant, director, and professor. As chairman of the board of Bigbang Angels, Inc. he led investments in over 100 companies, leading to six exits, two IPOs and four more portfolio companies in the pre-IPO phase.

Agnes
Aistleitner Kisuule

Founder at
First Circle Capital

Founder at
First Circle Capital

Agnes
Aistleitner Kisuule

Founder at
First Circle Capital

“At A1, we were challenged to go really deep. Who's our real network, what's our real edge, what do we really want to achieve?”

a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

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© 2024 Allocator One

a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

_ Sept 2024

© 2024 Allocator One

a1 summer 2024 - applications open

Jun 2024

_ Sept 2024

© 2024 Allocator One