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Dine with Forward Partners: turning an idea into a valuable business within 12 months

at The Anthologist, The City, Bank (map)

Who's coming

  • Kristina

    Co Founder, Swave

  • Ross

    Young Gun "Golden Gun" 2014, IoD Young Director of the Year 2014, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, Global Personals Limited

  • Victoria

    founder, Faber Novella

  • Jemilla

    Corporate Technology Solicitor, Taylor Wessing

  • Matthew

    Partner, Forward Partners

  • Elizabeth Reilly

    Talent/People Director, Elizabeth Reilly & Associates

  • Rameez

    CEO, Eligible

  • Alistair

    Product Development

  • Paula

    --, FreeRange Fashion

  • Ben Storey

    Founder, Loomit

  • Melissa

    --, Deloitte Ventures

  • Qasim

    Founder/CEO, Pixwup

  • Olivia

    Head of Business Development, The Black Tomato Agency

  • Rachel

    Founder, Vallard Global

  • Jorge

    Founder, AfterCross

  • Aneka

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Lukasz Zelezny

    Head of Organic Acquisition,

  • Pema


  • Stas

    Director , Onyx Technologies

  • Sam

    analyst, seb


The Anthologist

58 Gresham Street, EC2V 7BB

Started by:
Table Crowd

We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Matthew Bradley. Matthew is an Investor at Forward Partners and invests in idea stage startups.

This dinner is open to founders & entrepreneurs.

Based in Hoxton, Forward Partners are a new style of venture firm that gets ideas off the ground. Focussing on ecommerce, they bring money, proven business processes and ingenuity to form your dream idea into your dream business.

Matthew will be talking through The Path Forward: Forward Partners' framework for turning your idea into valuable business within 12 months, as well as answering all those burning questions you have on the topic of fundraising.

Proud to partner with Taylor Wessing.

Take this chance to meet Matthew and to talk to him informally 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, Gett (Get Taxi!) on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Matthew is an Investor at Forward Partners: a super-early stage eCommerce VC based in Hoxton.

Forward Partners look to back talented solo-founders at Idea Stage and the best founding teams at Seed Stage and then follow-on. They have a team of full-stack and front-end devs, graphic designers, digital marketers and recruiters to help build businesses and support the portfolio. Some highlights include Lost My Name, Thread, Zopa, Appear Here and Lexoo.

Before joining Forward Partners, Matthew had varying degrees of success (!) with retail and security tech start-ups. He began his career in Sales, Structuring and Trading at investment banks. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.

He tweets: @mattyjam

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

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.

Chicken satay, peanut sauce
Scotch egg, chorizo & paprika mayonnaise
Wild mushroom, on bruschetta (v)
Crispy squid, lemon mayonnaise

Fish & Chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce
Crispy duck salad, cucumber, wonton, peanuts & hoisin
Butternut squash risotto, mascarpone (v)
Bangers & mash, red onion gravy

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

Aneka started her career as a professional dancer but due to becoming ill with meningitis she hung up her tutu and discovered her love of turning nothing into something - entering the life of a entrepreneur and since then has not looked back. Setting up a Lifestyle Management company that has thrown celebrity events that has received international press coverage to providing business development for clients in the entertainment industry Aneka is a natural host!

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

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