As the conference season kicks off in earnest this month, investors and managers may often be left wondering who they can meet when they are next in New York, Geneva, London and Switzerland.
Now investors and managers can simply “swipe” right as if they were on a dating app if they are on the Altallo platform, which launched in 2021 as an interactive tool for investors wanting to research alternative investment managers and a way for managers to connect with potential investors.
Called City Connect, Altallo subscribers — service providers, funds and allocators — are able to upload their calendar availability and then sort by city. Each member of City Connect will have a link to their profile that they can share as and when required. Users can also access the platform and search member locations.
“If you are travelling to Geneva for a few days for some anchor meetings you may have time on either side — and you can search to see who else is in Geneva with availability and request to meet,” Altallo Founder Mel Sutton said in describing the new platform that he rolled out over the summer.
For investors, the free tool provides a great way to discreetly see which funds are passing through a particular city and request for meetings directly. According to Sutton, the platform will also be pre-populated with industry and member events.