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Dine with Forward Partners: Raising VC & building companies from ground-zero: tricks of the trade

at The Green, Clerkenwell (map)

Who's coming

  • Vincent

    Founder, TBD

  • Aysha

    Global Tech, Media, Telecoms, Close Brothers Asset Management

  • Nikos

    Co-Founder, Gameplai

  • Julia A


  • Madeleine

    Associate, TPG Capital

  • Arun

    Founder, Fuudies

  • Michaël

    ceo | founder, viablegrid

  • Matthew

    Partner, Forward Partners

  • Osmond

    Organiser, Tech citizen - meetup group

  • Brian

    Chief Commercial Officer, Sentenial. Innovative Payment Solutions & Partnerships

  • Jessica

    Technical Manager, FutureLearn

  • Lijo Sebastian

    Founder, Chewymoon Limited

  • Vince

    Founder, zeVie Cars

  • Josie


  • Sweta

    Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, Kings, Harley St. Wellington Hospitals

  • Rebecca

    Founder, VenueScanner

  • Andrew

    Founder & CEO, PitPat

  • James

    COO, BoroughBox

  • Chaithanya +1

    Founder CEO/CTO, Entrepreneur, Investor !, Incepteo, Capium and Collude

  • Davide

    Founder, Splitcab

  • Eduardo

    Founder, Excuses to Meet

  • Warren

    Finance and FinTech Ambassador, TableCrowd

  • Emilie

    Co-founder, Oddbox

  • Sky

    Serial Business Builder | Founder,

  • Nitin

    Founder, CEO, Currentiax

  • Elie
  • Yury

    Director, Get Printastic Ltd

  • Olga

    Founder, No White Walls

  • Louise

    Founder, TBC

  • Tanya

    The Kairos Collective, The Kairos Collective

  • Andrew

    Chief Scientific Officer,


The Green

29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU

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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Matthew Bradley is an Investor at Forward Partners, one of the UK's leading, largest, and most innovative early-stage VC firms.

What they invest in…
They look to build the UK's next generation of Applied AI, e-commerce and marketplace businesses, with investments typically ranging from £300k-£1m

Their Investment Portfolio Includes…
Their portfolio includes well-known tech businesses such as Appear Here, Wonderbly, Lexoo, Makers Academy, Hailo, Zopa, Thread, Big Health and Drover to name just a few.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEO’s and management working for tech companies looking for pre-seed to seed level investment.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at 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…
Having reviewed over 5,000 pitch decks, Matthew will be sharing his hints and tips on achieving investment, including:
✓ What he looks for the companies he invests in.
✓ The do’s and don’ts when pitching to investors.
✓ Real stories and anecdotes from his investments.
✓ What Forward Partners look for when investing in tech businesses.
Take this chance to meet Matthew, have a clearer understanding of what it takes to successfully raise investment and to talk to him and your fellow diners informally over dinner about what you’re working on.

Who is Matthew Bradley?
Matthew Bradley has been an Investor at Forward Partners since 2014, focusing on supporting pre-seed to seed level startups. Forward Partners have to date, partnered with 40 visionary startups, ranging from fashion, fintech & food to legal & luxury.

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.


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.

Matthew Bradley has been an Investor at Forward Partners since 2014, focusing on supporting pre-seed to seed level startups. Forward Partners have to date, partnered with 40 visionary startups, ranging from fashion, fintech & food to legal & luxury.

Matthew used to work on trading floors at Lloyds and BarCap before seeing the light. Following an MBA at SDA Bocconi and before joining Forward Partners he became an entrepreneur and investor in his own right. He’s focused on sourcing and executing deals and adding value across the portfolio. His other interests and activities include investment strategy, writing and emoji!
Matthew has worked in sales, structuring and trading in technical market research, strategy and execution capacities. He now puts this advanced understanding of risk and opportunity to a different use, investing in and helping the next generation of online businesses to get off the ground, grow and scale.

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.

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

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