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July
10
Monday
6:45pm
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Dine with Draper Esprit: how to raise money!

at Meliá White House Hotel, Great Portland Street (map)

Who's coming

  • Osmond

    Organiser, Tech citizen - meetup group

  • Shashank

    --, Bubblo

  • Josie

    TableCrowd

  • Georgiana +1

    Managing Partner, (Various)

  • Drahim

    CEO & Co-Founder, Inadash

  • Omar

    Student/ Co-Founder, LSE/ Broken Mirror Ldn

  • Grace

    Food and Beverage Business Development Manager, Melia

  • Vinoth

    Principal , Drapers Espirit

  • Max

    founder, alignedcells.com

  • Michael

    Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Founder, Data Protection Officer, Newcastle Fan, in no particular order., Clikd Limited

  • Bushra

    Consultant in Finance Services and Property Sectors, Rent Simple

  • Daniel

    Student, ASET

Venue

Meliá White House Hotel

Albany Street, London NW1 3UP
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Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Vinoth Jayakumar is Principal VC at Draper Esprit, one of the largest and leading VC firms in Europe. With a portfolio of clients that include recent investments in Resolver, Clue App, Perkbox, Trustpilot, Graphcore and Pod Point, to name a few, this is a great opportunity to find out more about the investment market. Vinoth will be speaking about when they invest, what they look for and advice for successfully closing your round.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners,CEO’s and management level.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!

The dinner conversation will be…
At Draper Esprit, Vinoth has experience of investing into growing companies, secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios. He is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ The difference between angel investment and venture capital.
✓ How to prepare your business to be investor ready.
✓ The key criteria that Draper Espirt look at when considering an investment opportunity.
✓ The current state of the UK startup scene - and the biggest challenges startups currently face.
Take this opportunity to meet with Vinoth, explain all about your own business and to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Vinoth Jayakumar?
Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Before Draper Esprit, Vinoth worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded startups.
Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW), with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

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

#MeetandEat

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.

Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Before Draper Esprit, Vinoth worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded startups.
Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW), with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.
Draper Esprit was founded in 2006 with a mission to back Europe's most ambitious entrepreneurs. They invest into visionary and growing companies and also have the ability to do direct secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios. Draper Esprit raise funds from a variety sources and always are able to source capital for the best opportunities through our partnerships. Leading institutional LPs have committed more than $1 billion to their funds historically, and they are one of the largest and most active VC firms in Europe.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

Main
Dry Age Yorkshire Pork Belly grilled with Blood Orange and Pea Shots
Cod Fish with Chickpeas and Spinach Stew
Vegetable Paella

Dessert
Churros with Guanaja Chocolate
Fruit Plate

Claire, head of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.

Claire is our COO and Chief Host. She is hugely passionate about entrepreneurship starting her career with global fresh produce entrepreneurs at Tesco and then micro entrepreneurs in East Africa as CEO of a charity. Having hosted over 100 dinners for TableCrowd and 100 volunteer events for Grow Movement Claire adds a natural sparkle to our events.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com.

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