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Dine with DFJ Esprit: Investing through the eyes of a venture capitalist

at Pescatori Italian & Seafood Restaurant - Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia (map)

Who's coming

  • Simon

    Partner, Zoom Labs

  • Ro

    Investor/Founder, LABL

  • Julius


  • Cormac

    Co-Founder & CEO mapp2link Ltd, mapp2link Ltd

  • Dan

    Founder, Propelia

  • Host

    Hostess Extraordinaire at TableCrowd!

  • Dan Roberts

    MD/Creator, BananaBerry

  • Anton

    Engineer, Nexmo

  • Louis

    Founder, Tripmule

  • Paul

    Co-founder, AllAboutGroup

  • Ray

    Non Exec Director, Bill & Mar

  • Eleonora

    Partner, Trinity Capital (Private Equity)

  • Ben

    Founder & Managing Director, Inspire Digital

  • Alessandro

    Founder & CEO, EthicalFin

  • Si

    Co-Founder & CMO, skignz

  • Osmond

    Organiser, Tech citizen - meetup group


Pescatori Italian & Seafood Restaurant - Fitzrovia

57 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PD

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We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Jonathan Sibilia, Partner at DFJ Esprit. Jonathan will talk about investing through the eyes of a venture capitalist.

DFJ 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. They are one of the largest and most active VC firms in Europe.

In 2012, they launched their first angel EIS co-investment fund to enable founders, tech executives and HNW’s to invest alongside them. Through this fund, they have successfully deployed capital on behalf of over a hundred personal investors into some of Europe’s fastest growing companies alongside our leading institutional investors.

Take this chance to meet Jonathan and to talk to him over dinner about what you're working on.

Price includes private dining experience with after dinner speaker, 2 course dinner with wine and highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Get Taxi! on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Jonathan joined DFJ Esprit in 2009. Prior to joining DFJ Esprit he was a senior associate in the technology group at Jefferies International advising on high-profile cross-border M&A, debt & equity offerings. Previously he worked at Rothschild & CIE in Paris. He also worked at Apax Partners Corporate Finance in France. Jonathan holds a MA in Management from EM-Lyon and the University of St Gallen in Switzerland and a MA in Advanced Corporate Finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

He tweets @JFSChelsea

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

~ Mains ~
> RISOTTO AL FUNGHI - wild mushrooms risotto with parmesan shavings
> SALMONE ARROSTO - roast fillet of Loch Duart salmon, tender stem broccoli, samphire grass & saute potatoes

~ Desserts ~
> TORTINO AL LIMONE - glazed Sicilian lemon tart
> TIRAMISU - with winter fruits & vodka

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

One of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts will also be there on the night to look after you.

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