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

at The Driver, Kings Cross (map)

Who's coming

  • Swen

    CEO / NED / Author, FTV Ltd.

  • Matthew

    Partner, Forward Partners

  • Sanjeev +1

    Consultant , Mattioli Woods plc

  • Alina

    Co-founder , Rutech Ventures

  • Aneka

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Heather

    Customer Data and Insights professional, Independent consultant

  • Chelsea

    Founder, GritWell

  • Hashim

    Founder, Protopia Open Innovations

  • Benedict

    Co-Founder, Inspiring Interns

  • Jyoti

    Founder & CEO, Red Rickshaw

  • Fatina

    Digital Marketing Consultant, Independant

  • George

    CEO, noFAQs

  • Suli

    Director, DC Advisory

  • Veronika

    Program Director, Antler

  • Lizzie

    Customer & Brand Strategist, The Flying Collective

  • Dekota

    Customer Services Agent , Royal Borough of Greenwich

  • Raphaël

    Co Founder & CEO, Hiroes

  • Rachel
  • Lucy

    founder, ViewVo

  • Hosam

    Business development manager, AllSharp Corporation ltd

  • Harry

    CEO, Buildupp

  • Jennifer

    Asset Management Specialist, Peronen

  • Hasmita

    Associate Director, Kantar Vermeer

  • Charlie

    Founder & CEO, Culture Cake

  • Kasia

    VP, Affiliate Sales, Scripps Networks Interactive

  • Gisela

    Founder , Hera Sports Media

  • Mark

    COO, Rabble

  • James

    Founder & CEO, Rise


The Driver

2 - 4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, North London, UK, N1 9RY

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.

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.


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


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

This dinner is hosted by Ankea, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts. 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!

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