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April
08
Wednesday
8:15pm
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VIRTUAL. Dine with Episode 1 Ventures: investing in seed rounds of software-driven businesses

at Zoom Room, Virtual (map)

Who's coming

  • Oscar

    Founder , Cosmetrics

  • Claire

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • George

    Director, Ashurst Execs

  • Marie Chantal

    Founder, Mini Mealtimes

  • Ben

    Managing Director, Advistra Ventures

  • Shahrum

    CEO/Founder, HandsetExpert

  • Gary

    CEO founder, Famiio

  • Valerie

    Founder/CEO, ProToGo

  • Kevin

    Founder, Dialoguers

  • Nick

    Founder, Mash Paddle Brewing

  • Gabriel

    Founder & CEO, Tutti

  • Ariane

    Sales Consultant, Capita, Paris

  • Dan

    Founder, Vism

  • Matthew

    Venture Capital Analyst & working on something new, Midven.co.uk & New Entrepreneur Foundation

  • Uyen

    CEO, eSwapp

  • Misha

    Founder and Chief Artistic Officer, Darlinghurst Enterprises

  • Marc

    CEO, Envesterly

  • Morgan

    CEO & Co-founder, industrium.io

  • Alex

    Finance Development, Katana Group

  • Hector

    Investor, Episode 1 Ventures

Waiting List

Venue

Zoom Room

London
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. Read 'How it works' below for the details. There is no cost to join but guests are invited to make a voluntary contribution to NHS Foodbox Fundraiser for St Thomas' ICU

Enjoy a chance to meet…
Hector Mason is an Investor at Episode1 Ventures, a London based venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in the UK. Episode1 Ventures was created with a mixture of public and private money, including backing from a number of entrepreneurs including Alex Chesterman of Zoopla Property Group and is one of the UK Government's Enterprise Capital Funds – set up to support fund managers who invest in small, high-growth businesses.

What Episode1 Ventures invests in…
Episode 1 Ventures invests in seed rounds of up to £3m in software-driven businesses with the potential to transform industries. They are building a portfolio of companies that are using software technology to disrupt their chosen markets. It is a diverse group across a range of industries, but with two common themes – a great founder and a big market. They also like to invest once a company has launched their product and has some clients they can reference. Revenues are usually from zero to £50k per month when they first invest.

Episode1 Ventures portfolio includes…
Previous well-known investments include Carwow, Attest, Zoopla, Shazam. betfair, FANDUEL, and viagogo, and recent investments include Webiny, Huboo, SupplyCompass, EdgeTier, Attest, and ThirdEye to name a few.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and management level working for disruptive tech businesses. This dinner is not open to service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner).

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…
Episode 1 Ventures invests in seed rounds of up to £3m in software-driven businesses with the potential to transform industries. They’ve been entrepreneurs themselves so provide a frank and fast approach to investing and they like to play a very hands-on supportive role in growing the businesses they back. With this in mind, this is a great opportunity to meet with Hector, who will be speaking about:
✓ Investing in seed rounds of software-driven businesses.
✓ How to successfully pitch your business in one minute or less to an investor.
✓ What Episode 1 Ventures looks for and common things that stop a deal.
✓ Tech and investment trends to key an eye out for!

Who is Hector Mason?
Hector Mason, Investor at Episode1 Ventures, a London based venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in the UK. While at university, Hector funded his first startup, Taskee, an on-demand jobs marketplace. In 2017, Hector founded a tech consultancy, and after a stint in innovation consultancy, he is now investing in early-stage startups for Episode 1 Ventures.

How it works
Due to COVID-19, this is a virtual dinner. You can dial in from your laptop or phone. Joining details will be circulated to attendees on the day. It is FREE to join but we will be limiting the number of guests at each dinner to ensure the experience works for all. So, we ask for the same respect you would have at a face to face event - turn up on time, don't leave until after the Q&A and tell us if you are no longer able to attend.

What's included
A fully hosted experience with knowledgeable speaker and curated group of guests. There will be the usual introductions, talk from our speaker and then a hosted Q&A. Bring your own glass of wine, mint tea or Horlicks!

#MeetandEat

If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us so someone else can take your place!

Hector Mason, Investor at Episode1 Ventures, a London based venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in the UK. While at university, Hector funded his first startup, Taskee, an on-demand jobs marketplace. In 2017, Hector founded a tech consultancy, and after a stint in consultancy, he is now investing in early-stage startups for Episode 1 Ventures.

Hector has a never ending curiosity about how things work and how to improve them. He has had two startups, one of which failed. A Micro angel investor, he also loves carpentry and cooking.

Episode 1 is building a portfolio of companies that are using software technology to disrupt their chosen markets. It is a diverse group across a range of industries, but with two common themes – a great founder and a big market. They like to invest once a company has launched their product and has some clients they can reference. Revenues are usually from zero to £50k per month when they first invest.

No dinner provided, but please join with a glass of wine, mint tea, mug of Horlicks or your usual tipple!

One of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to help you get set up to take part virtually - you can join early if you need a hand! They will then run the event as close as possible to our face to face format - with a few adaptions (no seat move needed!)

All the joining details will be sent to you on the day.

The Ambassador for this dinner is Arianne Bouche, who is currently a Novus Programme Consultant at Capita.

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

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