The case for face to face: a guest post by Matthew Bradley, Investor at Forward Partners

From across the table at our dinners, partnerships have been formed, new clients have been engaged, teams have been grown and new business opportunities have been discovered. Matt Bradley, Investor at leading UK venture capital fund Forward Partners, spills the beans on the "case for face to face" - a subject close to our hearts!   Matt Bradley is a regular speaker at TableCrowd dinners. He is generous with his advice and his ...

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We’re hiring an Events & Marketing Manager at TableCrowd

TableCrowd helps people that want to start or grow a business take the most direct and enjoyable route to success.   Right now, we host networking dinners in private dining rooms in London. We have big plans to grow our offering. The right person for the role will have a love of technology and entrepreneurship and will thrive on helping others succeed. Key skills needed: ~ Highly organised with strong attention to detail. ~ Quick learner ...

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Introducing Charlie Rosier, TableCrowd Ambassador for Women in Business

We're introducing Ambassadors to TableCrowd, who are passionate about their sector or industry. This means there will be someone with their ear to the ground on the most interesting speakers, as well as a face you'll recognise at every dinner for that industry. Find out more about Ambassadors here. Our Women in Business Ambassador is Charlie Rosier. We interviewed her to find out a bit more about her and her business:   Explain your ...

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TableCrowd’s new Ambassadors

Personality, love and attention to detail make a good, cohesive and valuable community. Whilst we host dinners across a wide range of sectors and topics and know a fair bit about who’s-who and relevant trends, TableCrowd is not and does not claim to be all-knowing or an authority on everything. That's why we're introducing Ambassadors to TableCrowd, who are passionate about their sector or industry. This means there will be someone with ...

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Jargon buster! EIS, EMI, VCT, MVP, ROI and more – Part 1

It seems the startup and business world just luurve a 3 letter acronym! I’ve put together some simple explanations to unravel some of the 3 letter beasts banded around regularly, as well as some of their longer compatriots . This is Part 1, Part 2 to follow. Word in bold and caps have their own definition elsewhere in the post. Advance Assurance This is a piece of paper issued by HMRC that confirms a ...

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Create a painkiller, not a vitamin

We need painkillers - some of us choose to take vitamins. It’s a good test when working on a new business idea. This phrase really resonated with me when I first heard it. At any time, there are 1,000s of entrepreneurs beavering away with new businesses but how many of the ideas and concepts that underpin them, will grow to become essential-can’t-do-without-them features of our lives? In no particular order, here are ...

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As well as your mobile phone, why not take a bottle of vodka up to bed?

I just saw a Tesco TV advert where the key message was, “your phone is more than just your phone, it’s kind of your life”. I couldn’t agree less. My view is that mobile phones are the devil. Shame on you Tesco! When you idly check your phone without purpose whilst with friends, it sends just one message to the people you’re with. The prospect of what might be on here, ...

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10 interesting things I found out about Blockchain, cryptocurrencies & ICOs last night

Last night at TableCrowd, we welcomed Tory Norcross of Blockchain Rookies, who was tasked with the challenge of demystifying Blockchain over food and wine – as well as exploring with us the opportunities it brings. Cut to the chase, if you’re not sure what Blockchain is, try this video. Whilst my knowledge has gone from a low 2 to a high 6, I'm still definitely not the best person to explain ...

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GDPR is ruining my life

A simple check list if you don't plan to appoint advisors and don't have cash to spend on this - or are choosing not to.   The reason for the title? Well, someone actually said this to me last week! This prompted my post - a simple commercial view on what you actually need to do, without extracts from legislation or any arse covering catch-all analysis. What we know for sure > GDPR is ...

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The 10 types of investors you’ll meet when crowdfunding

I have two crowdfunding experiences - and over the years have met 100s of investors. I found that the investors you meet when crowdfunding fall broadly into ten categories. Some good, some not so good. If you’re crowdfunding, read on for a useful heads-up. If you have experienced crowdfunding, my views may resonate! If you invest in crowdfunding businesses and you identify yourself in one of the categories, this message is ...

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