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Dine with Forward Partners: turning an idea into a valuable business within 12 months

at Jamie's Italian Piccadilly, Soho (map)

Who's coming

  • Karen

    I have an idea...

  • James

    Principal, Belflin

  • Clare

    Founder & CEO, MyFriendsRoom

  • Jacob


  • Simon

    Founder & CEO, Talented Group

  • John

    Founder, Borne Agency

  • Eleonora

    Founder@Digital Innovation DaysI Marketing Manager I Digital Strategy Consultant I SpeakerI Lecturerl , Digital Innovation Days Italy/ Elle Innovation Consulting LTd

  • John

    Partner & Patent Attorney, Dolleymores

  • Swen

    CEO / NED / Author, FTV Ltd.

  • Steven

    Director, Swapforex

  • Matthew

    Partner, Forward Partners

  • Eleonora

    Partner, Trinity Capital (Private Equity)

  • Bill

    Legal Counsel, Ignition Law

  • Laura

    CEO and Founder, Jambo App Ltd.

  • Mohsen

    Partner, Iratel Ventures

  • Matthew

    MD, The Lucid Agency

  • Iris

    Head of Marketing, Conde Nast Commerce/

  • Camron

    Founder, OneLane app

  • Host

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Becks

    Founder, Clarity

  • Alan

    Managing Director, Host Digital

  • Ben

    Co-founder, Scrummy

  • Rezaah

    CEO, WiseAlpha Technologies

  • Iris

    Founder, Solely Original

  • Matthias

    Director, Sports Philosophy

  • Julian

    Founder, Food for Suits

  • Papillon

    Health Entrepreneur, Enerjum

  • Sebastian

    I have an idea, Casual Dining

Waiting List


Jamie's Italian Piccadilly

17 Denman Street, London W1D 7HW

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We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Matthew Bradley. Matthew is an Investor at Forward Partners and invests in idea stage startups.

This dinner is open to founders & entrepreneurs.

Based in Hoxton, Forward Partners are a new style of venture firm that gets ideas off the ground. Focussing on ecommerce, they bring money, proven business processes and ingenuity to form your dream idea into your dream business.

Matthew will be talking through The Path Forward: Forward Partners' framework for turning your idea into valuable business within 12 months, as well as answering all those burning questions you have on the topic of fundraising.

Take this chance to meet Matthew and to talk to him informally over dinner about what you’re working on.

Price includes private dining experience with after dinner speaker, 2 course dinner with wine and highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett (Get Taxi!) on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Matthew is an Investor at Forward Partners: a super-early stage eCommerce VC based in Hoxton.

Forward Partners look to back talented solo-founders at Idea Stage and the best founding teams at Seed Stage and then follow-on. They have a team of full-stack and front-end devs, graphic designers, digital marketers and recruiters to help build businesses and support the portfolio. Some highlights include Lost My Name, Thread, Zopa, Appear Here and Lexoo.

Before joining Forward Partners, Matthew had varying degrees of success (!) with retail and security tech start-ups. He began his career in Sales, Structuring and Trading at investment banks. He holds a BA in Economics and Politics and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.

He tweets: @mattyjam

For any dietary requirements, including vegetarians, please ensure you have completed your dietary needs in your profile.



Crispy romaine & red chicory with crunchy croutons, garlic yoghurt dressing, Bella Lodi cheese, red onion, toasted hazlenuts, chervil & sweet basil (optional - add free-range chicken)


Creamy carnaroli rice with winter greens, roasted mushrooms, mozzarella & extra virgin olive oil


Crispy chunks of smoked pancetta, sweet buttery leeks, lemon & a traditional carbonara sauce



Gooey meringue with whipped mascarpone, limoncello-soaked blackberries, apple compote & spiced crumble

~ Wine & soft drinks ~

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

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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