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Dine with partner at Lean Investments: how to raise £400k in 3 weeks

at The Clerk and Well, Clerkenwell / Farringdon (map)

Who's coming

  • Paul

    Solicitor, Keystone Law

  • Clare

    Founder & CEO, MyFriendsRoom

  • Leigh

    Founder, Hello HR

  • Tim

    General Partner, Walking Ventures

  • Edward

    Director, Paystobesocial LTD.

  • Gal
  • Claire

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Richard

    --, Optimus ALC Ltd

  • Patrick

    CEO, Dome, ex-Microsoft engineer, Stanford alumni

  • Chetan

    CEO & Founder,

  • Carl

    Founder CEO, miPic

  • Sam

    analyst, seb

  • Anuj

    Commercial Adviser

  • Rob

    CEO & Founder , Forward Food.Tech Ltd

  • Per

    --, FRENNS

  • Denise

    Ceo, Life In Style Unlimited Ltd.

  • Douglas Lloyd

    Founder, Azoomee

  • Shardi

    Commercial Director, Sangari Worldwide

  • Hady +1

    Director, Smarke

  • James

    Co-Founder, Climate Edge

  • Helena

    Investment & Growth Expert, The Guide to Growth

  • Jasmine

    COO, Cirxle

  • Simon

    Customer Success Manager, Lantum

  • Doug

    MD, Better Schools Project

  • Bassam

    Market Development Director, Smarke

Waiting List


The Clerk and Well

156 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DU


Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Tim Jackson is partner at Lean Investments and one of Europe’s leading technology entrepreneurs, investors and commentators..

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and those wanting to understand more about fundraising & early stage investment.

The dinner conversation will be…
Tim will be talking about the challenges facing startups that have raised their first round of funding, typically SEIS or friends and family money, who are now thinking about raising a more serious round from more serious investors, including:

✓ What kind of traction you need to show
✓ What type of investors to target
✓ What to say in your pitch deck
✓ What to look for in the people with the money

Expect plenty of insider knowledge from Tim about the investment process. Bring those burning questions!

Who’s Tim Jackson?
Tim Jackson, partner at Lean Investments, is one of London's leading venture capitalists and seed investors, with over 40 active investments and a track record as an entrepreneur with a billion-dollar exit and a previous career as a journalist with the Economist and FT behind him. He also runs Europe's largest AngelList syndicate.

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.

Tim Jackson is partner at Lean Investments and one of Europe’s leading technology entrepreneurs, investors and commentators.

He has been an active early-stage investor since 2000 and an advisor and non-executive director to a number of private companies.

He served as managing director of a $700m European technology venture fund formed by the Carlyle Group, a US private equity firm.

Formerly he was founder and chief executive of QXL, which went to IPO on the Nasdaq and the London Stock Exchange and was sold 2007 for $1.9 billion.

He wrote a weekly technology column for the Financial Times for seven years, was previously on the staff of The Economist, and served as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in Tokyo and Brussels.

He read PPE at Oxford, and is the author of three business books.

About Lean Investments
Lean Investments invest in Internet and mobile startups with big ambitions and strong teams. Typically they are the first to put professional money in with rounds from £500K and $/€1m.

They tweet: @LeanInvest

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

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.



Prawn dumplings

Pork ribs

Duck/Spring rolls

Chilli salt squid


Thai chicken/vegetables green curry

Sirloin Beef & black pepper

Crispy prawn with Chinese wine, garlic, chilli

Steamed Rice

Steamed vegetables

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

Claire is our new COO and Chief Chatter. 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 50 dinners for TableCrowd and 100 volunteer events for Grow Movement Claire adds a natural sparkle to our events.

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The Wall