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March
13
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Draper Esprit: investing in Europe’s most disruptive companies

at Apulia, Smithfields (map)

Who's coming

  • Arun

    Founder, MyFav

  • Osmond

    Organiser, Tech citizen - meetup group

  • Claire

    TableCrowd: COO and Chief Host, TableCrowd

  • Hywel

    Director, Wilson Capital Ltd

  • Gary

    CFO, Amondo.com

  • Casper

    Founder, Capdesk

  • Rebecca

    Founder, VenueScanner

  • Andrew

    Founder & CEO, PitPat

  • James

    COO, BoroughBox

  • Irena

    Co-Founder, Lyrical Science

  • Vinoth

    Principal , Drapers Espirit

  • Andreas

    Founder & CEO, CatchApp

  • Hasmita

    Associate Director, Kantar Vermeer

  • Alisdair

    International Entrepreneur, Adventurer & Commercial Guru - Seeking all investors interested in science led innovation, i2i

  • Shahrum

    CEO/Founder, HandsetExpert

  • Siim

    CEO, Investly

  • Melissa

    Finance and Operations Lead, myrecovery

  • Elie
  • Emmanuel

    Chief Commercial Officer and Co Founder, The Money Cloud Ltd

  • Jason

    CEO, Co-founder, GetLoci

Venue

Apulia

Mediterranean
50 Long Lane, London, United Kingdom, EC1A 9EJ
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Vinoth Jayakumar is Principal VC at Draper Esprit, one of the largest and leading VC firms in Europe. Draper Esprit is a Pan-European venture capital fund that invests into disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages.

What invest in…
As one of the largest and most active VC firms in Europe they invest into visionary and growing companies and also have the ability to do direct secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios.

Their Investment Portfolio Includes…
They have a massive portfolio of well known, current and exited companies, including recent investments in Resolver, Clue App, Perkbox, Trustpilot, Graphcore, Push Doctor, Crowdcube and Pod Point, to name a few.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEO’s and management level working for disruptive tech companies.
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…
At Draper Esprit, Vinoth has experience of investing into growing companies, managing secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire VC portfolios. He is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ What a business needs to consider before looking at investment as a finance option.
✓ Finding the right investor - how to measure if they are the right fit for your business.
✓ The key criteria that Draper Espirt look at when considering an investment opportunity.
✓ The current state of the UK investment market.
Take this opportunity to meet with Vinoth, explain all about your own business and to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Vinoth Jayakumar?
Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Before Draper Esprit, Vinoth worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded startups. Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW), with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

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.

#MeetandEat

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.

Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Before Draper Esprit, Vinoth worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded startups. Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW), with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Draper Esprit was founded in 2006 with a mission to back Europe's most ambitious entrepreneurs. They invest into visionary and growing companies and also have the ability to do direct secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios. Draper Esprit raise funds from a variety sources and always are able to source capital for the best opportunities through our partnerships. Leading institutional LPs have committed more than $1 billion to their funds historically, and they are one of the largest and most active VC firms in Europe.

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 hello@tablecrowd.com.

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