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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
James Hind is founder at carwow, a new way to buy cars, where the UK’s best-rated dealers compete for your business. They currently have 3% of the UK market (having sold over £1bn+ worth of cars).
This dinner is perfect for…
Founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, marketers who are selling online.
The dinner conversation will be…
Marketplace models work tremendously well at scale but getting to that scale is no easy feat! James and his team has done just that and will be sharing the company’s story, including:
✓ The marketplace magic! Tips to secure the wins - and avoid the fails.
✓ From inception to selling over £1bn+ worth of cars.
✓ Tips on raising the funding your business needs.
Who’s James Hind?
James, founder of carwow, started off life in finance before seeing an opportunity to start his business. carwow has secured £18.5m in investment from prominent angels and VCs and has grown from 7 -100 employees in the last 24 months. James is now taking the business overseas, starting with Germany!
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.
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After studying Finance at the University of Nottingham, he spent time interning at Midas Capital in the city in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, which put him off that career for life. He worked as a ski instructor for a season before finally launching his own business.
To date, carwow has raised more than £18.5m worth of investment from angels and Venture Capitalists such as Alex Chesterman, Balderton Capital, Episode 1 Ventures, Samos Investments and Accel Partners.
In the last 24 months, staff numbers have grown from 7 people to 100 employees working over two floors of a central London office. The number of cars sold through carwow has grown considerably each year, now reaching over £1bn since launch. The first car was sold in Germany in May 2016 after carwow.de launched and James plans to make car buying hassle-free in more countries soon, as well as expanding into the used car market. Nearly 2m people are now signed up to carwow and, collectively, the site has saved customers £100m since launching. 3% of all new cars bought in the UK are purchased through carwow.
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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