Steve Allpress

Venture Partner, London

Steve Allpress

Venture Partner, London

Steve Allpress

Steve Allpress

Venture Partner

In his role as Venture Partner, located in our London office, Steve is responsible for researching exciting investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies post-investment.
 
Steve spent his early career in technical positions in companies such as Bell Labs, Broadcom in the USA. He was co-founder and CTO of Icera Inc., which was acquired in June 2011 for $450m by NVIDIA. Post-acquisition, Steve was Senior Vice President at NVIDIA, responsible for modem development. He left NVIDIA in 2015 to co-found an autonomous car venture, Five AI, where was CTO, before leaving in 2017 to pursue other opportunities. More recently, he was a part-time EiR with BGF Ventures and co-founded Folio Intelligence, which develops machine learning-based algorithms for automated trading platforms.
 
Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, graduating with 1st class honours, and a Ph.D in Communication Theory both from the University of Bristol (where he is a Visiting Industrial Professor). In July 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering which honours the UK’s most distinguished engineers and he has also been a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology since 2003.  He is an internationally recognised expert in wireless communication, holding 45 granted U.S. patents in this field.

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