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June
14
Wednesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Mosaic Ventures: getting ready for VC investment

at Le Pain Quotidien, Borough Market (map)

Who's coming

  • Simon

    Corporate Technology Lawyer, Taylor Wessing

  • Josie

    TableCrowd

  • Denisa

    Head of Business Development, MindX

  • Chris

    Marketer & Founder

  • Omar

    Student/ Co-Founder, LSE/ Broken Mirror Ldn

  • Farooq

    Associate Partner, Mosaic Ventures

  • Atila

    Managing Director, 360 DotNet Ltd.

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Venue

Le Pain Quotidien

15 Winchester Walk, Blows Yard, London SE1 9AG
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Farooq Abbasi is an Associate Partner at Mosaic Ventures, a new Silicon Valley-style venture firm based in London, which invests in leading European and Israeli startups. They are currently investing a $140 million fund and aim to invest in the most ambitious, gifted founders in Europe and Israel with focus on fintech, SaaS, AI, digital health and marketplaces. In their 30+ years of investing experience, they have invested across 10 countries in over 70 companies that together have created an estimated $200 billion of value. Farooq will be talking about getting your business ready for VC investment.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business Owners, CEOs and management level team.
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…
Farooq is an experienced investor, passionate about supporting dynamic entrepreneurs on their mission to fix and improve the way we live and work. At dinner, he’ll be speaking about:
✓ The difference between working with angels and working with VCs.
✓ Preparing your business for VC & series A funding.
✓ What an investable business looks like.
✓ Thinking like a VC – seeing your business from the other side of the table.
Take this opportunity to have dinner with Farooq and to meet other business owners and CEOs at a similar stage to you.

Who is Farooq Abbasi?
Farooq is a former Californian, now based in London with Mosaic Ventures as an Associate Partner. Farooq started his career at Sandbox Industries, a technology incubator and corporate venture capital fund with a focus on healthcare. Following a brief stint at a Bay Area-based investment bank, he worked at DN Capital's Sand Hill Road offices. Fast forward to 2016 and Farooq took the leap to move across to London to work at Mosaic Ventures.

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.

Farooq is a former Californian now based in London with Mosaic Ventures as an Associate Partner. Mosaic Ventures is a new Silicon Valley-style venture firm based in London which invests in leading European and Israeli start-ups primarily at Series A.

It was during his college years that Farooq deepened his interest in the field of startups as well as opened his eyes to what talented software engineers could build, when he sought out and worked with the General Catalyst team in Silicon Valley.

On graduating Farooq joined Sandbox Industries, a technology incubator and corporate venture capital fund with a focus on healthcare - it was here Farooq had his first foray in entrepreneurship, employing lean startup methodologies and value investing under the mentorship of two great operators (Nick Rosa and Bob Schapiro; Nutrasweet and Monsanto). Following a brief stint at a Bay Area-based investment bank, he worked at DN Capital's Sand Hill Road offices, supporting the team’s successful momentum-based investing strategy targeting tech laggard industries. Fast forward to 2016 and Farooq took the leap to move across to London to work at Mosaic Ventures.

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.

Two course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

Sharing Starters

Assiette - Charcuterie
Assiette - Fromage
Hummus Menage a Trois
Bakers Basket

Mains

Smoked Chicken cobb
Warm Organic Spelt, Roasted Salmon & Kale
Choice of Tarts ( Ham/Cheese or Butternut Squash)
Chilli Sin Carne

Josie, 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.

Josie is our Researcher at TableCrowd, she researches people, trends and events in entrepreneurship. Before joining TableCrowd, Josie studied Literature at Oxford University and she uses her creative flair to draw all our individualised place cards. She has done over a thousand to date.

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

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