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July
18
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Carlos Eduardo Espinal, Partner at Seedcamp: “what I look for in the companies I invest in”

at The Driver, Kings Cross (map)

Who's coming

  • Nick Atkins

    Food Entrepreneur, The Elmore Jam Limited

  • Julia

    Founder - i2i social app, Re-inventing social apps for the next generation...(soon launching!)

  • Aneka

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Carlos

    Partner, Seedcamp

  • Norbert

    Co-founder & wannabe CEO, Lili Fox app

  • Drahim

    CEO & Co-Founder, Inadash

  • Charlotte

    Co-founder

  • Burak

    Managing Director, Barclays

  • Atila

    Managing Director, 360 DotNet Ltd.

  • Veronika

    Program Director, Antler

  • Saleem

    Architecture, Planning, & Design

  • Aldis

    Non Executive Director & Founder

  • 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

  • Josselin

    CEO, Wine Picker

  • George

    Founder

  • Raphaël

    Co Founder & CEO, Hiroes

Venue

The Driver

International
2 - 4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, North London, UK, N1 9RY
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Carlos Eduardo Espinal is Partner at Seedcamp. Seedcamp is your first round fund. They back ambitious founders from around the world and help them build billion-dollar global companies by providing them the right access at the right time to learning, network, and capital. Seedcamp invests initially €200k and accelerates startups across the product market fit, traction, growth, and scale stages, from seed funding to IPO. They’ve backed over 200 companies, including one unicorn, Transferwise, from which they also have a notable recent exit. Carlos will share what he looks for in the companies they work with, and provide tips and insights for growing businesses.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs 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…
Carlos has plenty of experience - in 8 years he’s led investment in 200 companies, including one unicorn and with 91% having raised further funding to a tune of $350m. He is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ What Seedcamp looks for in the companies they work with.
✓ Tips and insights for growing a business.
✓ Practical examples of do’s and don’t’s from their portfolio companies.
Carlos has spoken at dinner twice before and we’re excited to welcome him back! Expect a lively and informative evening and to leave with new connections and new ideas for your own plans.

Who is Carlos Eduardo Espinal?

Carlos is usually the first door that founders knock on when they join Seedcamp. He leads the experience from initial investment to Seedcamp Academy and beyond, ranging in topics from company formation issues, strategy, fundraising, legals, and holds regular office hours. Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was a venture capitalist at an early stage investment firm based in London. There he honed his understanding of what investors look for when considering an investment. Carlos has led the investment in 200+ companies.


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.

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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.

Seed Investor & Partner at Seedcamp

Carlos is usually the first door that founders knock on when they join Seedcamp. He leads the experience from initial investment to Seedcamp Academy and beyond, ranging in topics from company formation issues, strategy, fundraising, legals, and holds regular office hours. Prior to Seedcamp, Carlos was a venture capitalist at an early stage investment firm based in London. There he honed his understanding of what investors look for when considering an investment.

Carlos has led the investment in 200+ companies including: Transferwise, Farmeron, Property Partner, Grabcad, Profitero, Stamplay, EDITD, Basekit, Traity, Saberr, Try.com, BorrowMyDoggy, and many more.

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.

STARTERS

GRILLED GOAT'S CHEESE - Pickled beetroot, roasted mix nuts, squash, raspberry vinaigrette
GRILLED CHORIZO SALAD - Avocado & cherry tomato salad with halloumi, rocket and honey mustard dressing
SEARED QUEEN SCALLOPS - Butternut squash puree, Serrano ham, basil oil

MAINS

HONEY CHILLI CHICKEN - Coriander, sweet potato, pak choi, pineapple salsa.
FISHCAKE - Smoked haddock and Applewood cheese fishcakes served with rocket, mooli salad & fries
MUSHROOMS & FENNEL RISOTTO - Topped with cambozola pine nuts, rocket & parmesan

Aneka, one 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.

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 hello@tablecrowd.com.

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