Director, Eight Roads Ventures
Alston leads FinTech and cyber-security investing for Eight Roads Ventures (ERV) in Europe with recent experience including Alpima, Compte Nickel, Duco, Rimilia and Threat Stack. Prior to ERV, Alston was a co-founder and the COO of Payleven (now SumUp), a leading European and Latin American mobile payments and mobile POS provider. He was also a member of the management team at Travelex.
ERV is a global venture capital firm. They combine deep sector insights with their global footprint and network of value-adding partners to help entrepreneurs as their companies scale up. Over the past 10 years, the ERV ecosystem has invested close to $6bn into growing companies from offices in the UK, China, India, Japan, Singapore and the US. In that time, entrepreneurs ERV has worked with have had 30 IPOs and dozens of exits to strategic acquirers.