Dinner with Carlos Espinal – #AfterDinnerRoundup by Alex Price, 93digital
We always enjoy reading about our dinners through the eyes of our members and this write-up is no exception!
“Anyone who runs a business will quickly discover what their most valuable asset is – time. Balancing time and choosing where to spend those extremely rare spare bits is a challenge at best, especially when it comes to networking.
But when the opportunity comes along to have dinner with Carlos Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp, you can find time.
Carlos is no doubt a man who receives a relentless barrage of emails and LinkedIn messages from entrepreneurs vying for his attention (and money). So to be able to head along to a small dinner and sit opposite him whilst having a relaxed discussion around everything startup and raising money is a rare opportunity and only one that TableCrowd could put together.
Running a digital agency and growing organically through acquiring new clients, I didn’t head along to this dinner because I wanted to raise money from a VC. I was there because, like every other TableCrowd dinner I have been to, I knew how much I would learn, how many business war stories I would share and how many fascinating connections I would make – innovative people doing interesting things, from which I would learn a great deal and with whom there is huge potential to work with in the future. And I wasn’t wrong.
Hearing Carlos share his thoughts on the world of venture capital was extremely insightful. In particular watching a few of the businesses in the room pitch him before he used his framework to restructure and rebuild their pitches on the fly was impressive, and particularly useful personally given that we go through similar workshops with our clients at the start of a new website project at 93digital.
Dinner with Carlos was yet another perfect TableCrowd event, and I’m already looking forward to my next.”
Alex Price, Founder & MD at 93digital.
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