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Dine with BGF Ventures: the truth about fundraising

at Aubaine Mayfair, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Julian

    Co-founder/CEO, MBJ LONDON

  • Maria

    CEO, Inonectima Media

  • Osmond

    Organiser, Tech citizen - meetup group

  • Caroline

    Legal Mentor and Entrepreneur, Ignition Law; WellFed Food

  • Mark

    Co-founder, Amondo Ltd

  • Vince

    Founder, zeVie Cars

  • Kunter


  • Lorena


  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Seb

    Founder, Gophr

  • Sam

    analyst, seb

  • Klaas

    CTO, Azoomee

  • Eglantine

    Founder & CEO, Reset Paris Ltd

  • Andrew
  • Julian

    Investor, Founders Capital Ltd

  • Harry

    --, BGF Ventures

  • Shan


  • Arian

    trading, BNP Paribas

  • Kwamz

    UI/UX Designer , Weengs

  • Farid

    Co-Founder, KtchUp

  • Vassilis

    CEO, X3 Financials

Waiting List


Aubaine Mayfair

31 Dover Street, London, W1S 4ND

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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Harry Briggs has been both an entrepreneur and an investor. He is currently partner at BGF Ventures, a 200m venture capital fund based in London that was launched last year. They invest in early stage / Series A UK tech companies with global ambitions. Prior to this he spent 6 years at Balderton Capital.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs who are fundraising or thinking about it.

The dinner conversation will be…
Having led or sourced investments including The Hut Group, GoCardless, Appear Here, Lyst, Memrise, Instabridge, ROLI & Magic Pony (acquired by Twitter), Harry has plenty of experiences to share and will be speaking about:
✓ What he looks for the in the companies he invests in.
✓ The do’s and don’ts when approaching investors.
✓ Real stories and anecdotes from his many investments.
✓ His time at BGF Ventures so far.

Who’s Harry Briggs…
Before BGF Ventures and his time at Balderton, Harry co-founded Firefly Tonics, a health drinks company, which he built into a luxury brand with customers in 35 countries, before exiting to Private Equity. This means he understands things from both sides of the table.

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.

Harry has been both an entrepreneur and an investor.

He spent nearly 6 years at top tier VC fund Balderton Capital, where he led investments including The Hut Group, GoCardless, Lyst, Touch Surgery, ROLI and Tictail.

Before Balderton, he co-founded Firefly Tonics, a health drinks company, which he built into a luxury brand with customers in 35 countries, before exiting to Private Equity.

Harry started his career at McKinsey & Co. in London and New York, and then in mobile at 3. He is a keen pianist and sometimes has to be reminded to stop singing in the office.

He tweets: ”@H4ryB

Please update your dietary requirements in your profile if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.


Soup of the Day- served with our sourdough bread

Superfood salad- Quinoa, roast butternut squash, beetroot, broccoli, mung beans, alfalfa, peas, pomegranate & mixed seeds

Calamars frit-Paprika & chili-dusted,fresh chilli, spring onion & lime aioli


Chicken paillard, Kalamata olives, pistachios, pesto, sundried tomatoes & Rocket

Pan fried Salmon, mash potato & sun-dried tomato dressing

Gorgonzola and walnut Ravioli with a mushroom broth

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

Violeta fell into the world of start-ups after joining global media agency Starcom Mediavest group to work on their NextTECHnow initiative. She now works to connect big brands with entrepreneurs - particularly in the areas of mobile, content, data, and social.

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