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Dine with Simon Menashy at MMC: from seed to series A

at Aubaine Mayfair, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Simon

    VC at MMC Ventures

  • Dan

    Founder, Propelia

  • Julian

    Co-founder/CEO, MBJ LONDON

  • Ryan

    CoFounder, Henchman

  • Neil


  • Mark

    Co-founder, Amondo Ltd

  • Steve

    CEO, tosay

  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Sam

    analyst, seb

  • Gary

    NED, Nude Finance Group

  • Helena

    Investment & Growth Expert, The Guide to Growth

  • Laura

    CEO, Professional2C Ltd

  • Daniel

    UK Regional Manager, Funderbeam

  • Elmar Gasimov

    Founder, Rentoo

  • Emanur

    CEO, onkho

  • Shan



Aubaine Mayfair

31 Dover Street, London, W1S 4ND


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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Simon Menashy is a director in the investment team at MMC Ventures, one of the UK’s leading venture capital firms. Since joining MMC in 2011, they have made over 60 investments. They invest in early stage businesses in sectors where the UK is a world leader, including e-commerce, digital media, fintech and software/SaaS.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and those wanting a deeper understanding of how to fundraise.

The dinner conversation will be…
Simon spends his time meeting entrepreneurs and leading investment deals. He will be calling on his broad experiences to talk about:
✓ Practical advice for your seed round through to series A.
✓ The do’s and don’ts when fundraising.
✓ Overview of the current state of the UK funding market.

Who’s Simon Menashy?
A director in the investment team at MMC, Simon tends to lean towards deals in B2B software and tech-enabled services, fintech, digital media and ad tech. He sits on the Board and represents MMC with several of their portfolio companies. We’re delighted to welcome Simon back to our tables. The last time he joined us, he offered really honest and helpful advice in his talk and during the Q&A.

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


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.

Simon is a director in the investment team at MMC Ventures, one of the UK’s leading venture capital firms. They are passionate about building innovative, high-growth technology companies – for 15 years they have been backing entrepreneurs with global ambition, and partnering with them to provide capital and support as they grow.

He splits his time between meeting entrepreneurs, leading investment deals and supporting their superstar teams. They've made over 60 investments since he joined MMC in 2011 and they're actively adding new companies to the portfolio, normally at or around the Series A stage. Personally he leans towards B2B software and tech-enabled services, fintech, digital media and ad tech.

He sits on the Board at Sky-Futures (drone platform for oil and gas), Masabi (mobile ticketing for transit), Brightpearl (ecommerce SaaS platform), Admedo (programmatic advertising) and MUBI (awesome cinema, online), and represent MMC with several of their other portfolio companies.

He tweets: @simonmenashy

Please update your dietary requirements in your profile if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.


Soup of the Day- served with our sourdough bread

Superfood salad- Quinoa, roast butternut squash, beetroot, broccoli, mung beans, alfalfa, peas, pomegranate & mixed seeds

Calamars frit-Paprika & chili-dusted,fresh chilli, spring onion & lime aioli


Chicken paillard, Kalamata olives, pistachios, pesto, sundried tomatoes & Rocket

Pan fried Salmon, mash potato & sun-dried tomato dressing

Gorgonzola and walnut Ravioli with a mushroom broth

This dinner is hosted by Violeta, one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts and she'll be looking after you on the night.

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.

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