On the heels of an action-packed 2019 marked by 18 funding rounds, and the sales of Drivy (acquired by Getaround), MeilleursAgents (acquired by Axel Springer) and MailJet (acquired by Mailgun), Alven announces today the appointment of Thomas Cuvelier as Partner.
Thomas started his career in banking with Merrill Lynch in New York and London. In 2011, he moved into venture investing, joining fintech specialist investment fund JRJ Group before joining Global Founders Capital in 2016 in London, and then the growth investment team of Berlin and San Francisco-based e.ventures.
He led multiple investments in Fintech and SaaS companies, supporting their rapid growth and international expansion, including Palo Alto-based Next Insurance (Series A), Copenhagen and New York-based Viabill (Series A), San Francisco and Lisbon-based Unbabel (Series C) as well as Hamburg-based Deposit Solutions’ Series C.
Thomas hold an MBA from the Wharton School and a Computer Science degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. A dual British and Belgian national, Thomas also speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese, German, French and Dutch.
“We’re excited to welcome Thomas to the Alven team. His experience and great track record will be instrumental to writing the next chapters of Alven’s growth and supporting our ambitions for 2020 and beyond” says Charles Letourneur, Managing Partner at Alven.
“As we continue developing our foothold in international markets, Thomas’ multicultural profile and deep connexions with local ecosystems will have a major impact in our ability to accelerate”, adds Guillaume Aubin, Managing Partner at Alven.