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April
04
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Neil Shah, VC Investor at Dawn Capital: How to get that $2m cheque!

at Aubaine - Regent Street, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Michael

    CEO, Stickyworld

  • Kate

    Founder, Mile5

  • Neil

    Investor, Dawn Capital

  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Sam

    analyst, seb

  • Efe

    Director of Sales and Marketing, Showroomist

  • Tine

    Director, Equaleyes Solutions Ltd

  • Ben

    Chief Erotic Officer, Zaboo

  • Giles

    CEO, Payfor Ltd

  • Ben

    Co-Founder, Datify

  • Ryan

    Portfolio Manager, Entrepreneur, and Behavioural Finance Aficionado, PoundWise

  • Rob

    Founder, Fountain

  • Denisa

    Head of Business Development, MindX

  • Mark

    Entrepeneur, DoorstepAgents.com

  • David

    CEO & Founder, Velapp

Venue

Aubaine - Regent Street

French
4 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BS
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Neil Shah is a VC Investor at Dawn Capital, an early stage venture fund focusing on enterprise software and fintech. Their portfolio companies include Collibra, Gelato Group, iControl, iZettle, Mimecast [MIME], Neo Technology, Showpad, to name just a few. Neil will be talking about the importance of investment, not as the end goal, but as an opportunity to then change, develop, and further scale into an iconic brand.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and CEOs working in the fintech, SaaS and enterprise software sectors and those looking to learn more about the fundraising trail and journey.

The dinner conversation will be…
Neil covers the UK and wider European markets for Dawn Capital focusing primarily on fintech and B2B software companies. He has looked at over 1500 decks for Dawn Capital so is perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ Understanding the fundraising trail and journey.
✓ Why Investment is not the end goal for your business, but just the beginning.
✓ What makes a pitch deck truly stand out.
✓ Current investment trends and the opportunities for fintech and B2B software companies.
Expect to hear from an experienced and successful VC Investor and to leave with a better understanding of the true value that investment can bring to your business as it scales. You will also have the opportunity to speak to others facing the same challenges as you informally over dinner.

Who Neil Shah?
Dawn Capital are business builders and they invest at the inflection point when a business has a proven product and business model and is ready to scale. Their sweet spot is writing cheques between $2m - $6m. Prior to becoming a VC Investor at Dawn Capital, Neil was at McKinsey & Co, working on projects primarily serving financial institutions including advising UK banks on operational and strategic matters to comply with Basel III, and supporting European banks on the launch of their digital offerings. Neil holds a B.S.c in Economics (first class) from LSE.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.

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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.

Neil Shah is a VC Investor at Dawn Capital, a venture fund focussing on enterprise software and fintech. They are business builders and invest at the inflection point when a business has a proven product and business model and is ready to scale. Dawn Capital’s sweet spot is writing cheques between $2m - $6m and portfolio companies include Collibra, Gelato Group, iControl, iZettle, Mimecast [MIME], Neo Technology, Showpad, to name just a few. Neil has looked at over 1500 decks for Dawn Capital.

Prior to Dawn, Neil was at McKinsey & Company in London, working on projects primarily serving financial institutions including advising UK banks on operational and strategic matters to comply with Basel III, and supporting European banks on the launch of their digital offerings. Neil holds a B.S.c in Economics (first class) from the London School of Economics, where he concentrated on Game Theory and Industrial Economics. He has looked at over 1500 decks for Dawn Capital.

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.

STARTERS

Soupe du Jour

Bayonne ham, Cantalouple melon, rocket, honey & balsamic dressing

Grilled halloumi, heirloom tomatoes, chive dressing

MAINS

Pan-fried sea bream, braised fennel, black olive & spring onion sauce vierge

Sun-blushed tomato & mozzarella gnocchi, butternut squash puree pesto & wild rocket

Confit chicken, mash potato, green beans, red wine jus

The TableCrowd hosting team will be there to welcome you through the door and introduce you to the right people!

Violeta fell into the world of start-ups after joining global media agency Starcom Mediavest group to work on their NextTECHnow initiative. She now works to connect big brands with entrepreneurs - particularly in the areas of mobile, content, data, and social.

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

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