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Lucanus Polagnoli

Calm/Storm Ventures

Lucanus is the Founder and Managing Partner at Calm/Storm Ventures, a super-early-stage venture capital fund with headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Calm/Storm focuses on the Digital Health & Wellbeing space and has built a portfolio of more than 45 companies across Europe and the US.

Before founding Calm/Storm in 2020, Lucanus was a General Partner at Speedinvest, investing in early-stage tech startups, including SecondNature, ThinkSono, Doctorly, Playbrush and others.

Prior to that, he had a long career in financial services leading to supporting a prominent business angel as well as a managing director of a startup. Thus, Lucanus has the benefit of having experiences in both worlds, as a startup operator and investor.

Furthermore, Lucanus is an official mentor of EIT Health’s Mentoring and Coaching Network, leveraging his deep industry expertise and knowledge to advise and coach early-stage start-ups building solutions in the Digital Health & Wellbeing space.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Lucanus holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as a Master of International Management from Bocconi University in Milan (CEMS).

Lucanus has a passion for digital solutions that improve our lives and has most likely hit the limit of the number of Apps "installable" on a phone. In his free time, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and three children in Vienna (Austria), the most liveable city in the world. He enjoys racing sailing boats at Lake Attersee (his home turf) in the beautiful "Sound Of Music Land”.

Lucanus is a member of Kauffman Fellows (Class 27).