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Dine with Dreamstake: Raising your seed round (...after Brexit)

at Aubaine - Regent Street, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Paul

    Founder, Dreamstake

  • Eleonora

    Founder@Digital Innovation DaysI Marketing Manager I Digital Strategy Consultant I SpeakerI Lecturerl , Digital Innovation Days Italy/ Elle Innovation Consulting LTd

  • Dimple

    Founder, Voyage & Soap

  • Abhi

    Founder & Director, Ardur Energy / Nethority

  • Mark

    Co-founder, Amondo Ltd

  • Papillon

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Mickey

    Director , Ollie's Edible Adventures

  • Carl

    Founder CEO, miPic

  • Andres

    Owner/Founder, A+ Agency


Aubaine - Regent Street

4 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BS


Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Paul Dowling, CEO and founder of Dreamstake, a major funding platform helping tech startups raise up to $2m.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and those interested, or working in, startups that are looking to raise investment at seed round.

The dinner conversation will be…
Paul will be calling on his direct experiences (both good and bad!) with the companies he’s worked with to talk about:

✓ Raising your seed round
✓ The expected impact of Brexit
✓ Securing the right investors for your business
✓ The view from the other side of the table (what the investors want)

Expect case studies and lots of useful tips from Paul.

Who’s Paul Dowling?
A well-known name in the startup tech sector, Paul has been working in technology strategy for 30 years, spending the last 5 working with founders and investors in the European eco-system. He is a regular speaker at international startup events and mentors for several leading accelerators.

Paul is passionate about helping businesses overcome the challenge of securing funding. His expertise lies in ensuring startups are ready for investment and then making introductions to the right investors.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Paul has been involved in technology strategy for 30 years and has a strong interest in the impact of technology startups on global innovation. Paul has spoken at many international conferences including Mobile Word Congress and Pioneers Festival. He is particularly interested in the challenges in getting technology startups funded.

Involved in technology since 1980, Paul started his career in the building since occupied by Google Campus. Paul has since been at the forefront of many technology innovations;

- World's first large scale Liquid Crystal Display panel
- Very early involvement with mobile phone technology at Racal, Vodafone and Cap Gemini
- Involvement in building the London technology startup scene since 2010.

Paul is the CEO and founder of which is a major funding platform for tech startups. The vision is to democratise the whole tech startup process by harnessing the web to link entrepreneurs with the support and funding they need.

Dreamstake provides startup education through the free Dreamstake Academy and funding through syndication on the platform.

They are advocates of The Lean Startup methodology and believe in supporting startups as they go through the various stages. They support funding up to approx. $2M.

Dreamstake has been set up to provide non-Silicon Valley with a Silicon Valley type eco-system.

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.


Seasonal Soup
Seared Red Mullet, Fennel Salad, Orange Beurre Blanc
Serrano Ham, Ricotta, Figs Marinated in Honey & Balsamic Vinegar, Toasted Almonds


Seabream, Haricot Beans, Pesto & Sundried Tomatoes
Gnocchi with Roast Butternut Squash, Parmesan & Sage Butter
6oz Sirloin Steak, Rustic Fries & Peppercorn Sauce

This dinner is hosted by Papillon, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.

Papillon has started and sold two businesses and is now launching her third in the Health Tech sector. As a regular TableCrowd guest, she knows what makes a valuable networking event. Her energy and enthusiasm ensure every guest leaves more connected than when they arrived.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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