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Dine with partner at Walking Ventures: Tim Jackson on choosing the right VC & securing investment from them

at The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell (map)

Who's coming

  • Tom
  • Tim

    General Partner, Walking Ventures

  • Arun +1

    Founder, Fuudies

  • Ben

    Founder & Managing Director, Inspire Digital

  • Robert

    CEO, CityMunch

  • Steve

    CEO, tosay

  • Josie


  • Douglas Lloyd

    Founder, Azoomee

  • Stuart

    Mentor, Coach, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher & Counsellor to Entrepreneurs, Cobalt

  • Denisa

    Head of Business Development, MindX

  • Chris

    Marketer & Founder


The Modern Pantry

47 - 48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ

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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Tim Jackson is partner at Walking Ventures, a London based seed fund that invests in Internet and mobile startups with rounds from £500k and £1m. Tim is one of Europe’s leading technology entrepreneurs, investors and commentators. He has over 40 active investments and a billion-dollar exit under his belt. On the night, he'll be talking about how to choose the right VC, how to secure investment from them and how to work with them successfully.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs who have in-house tech, a live product and real users & those looking to understand what to look for when selecting a VC to work with.
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.

The dinner conversation will be…
Tim spends his time meeting new businesses and investing in them, so is perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ The differences when receiving investment from a VC vs angels or crowdfunders.
✓ How to choose (and then reach!) the right VC.
✓ How to maximise the benefit and opportunities when working with a VC (do they really add value?)
✓ How best to manage your relationship with investors.
Expect plenty of insider knowledge from Tim about the investment process. Bring those burning questions!

Who’s Tim Jackson?
Tim Jackson, partner at Walking Ventures, 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 or soft drinks 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 Walking Ventures 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 Walking Ventures
Walking Ventures 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.

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.

Josie is our Researcher at TableCrowd, she researches people, trends and events in entrepreneurship. Before joining TableCrowd, Josie studied Literature at Oxford University and she uses her creative flair to draw all our individualised place cards. She has done over a thousand to date.

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