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Dinner for solo founders with early stage VC, Forward Partners

at Obica - Poland St, Soho (map)

Who's coming

  • Stephen

    Co-founder, SilkFred & TableCrowd

  • James

    Innovation Manager, Nascence

  • Doug

    Director , Better Schools Project

  • Abidali

    Founder, Absco

  • Kelita

    Founder, Yours Truly Organics

  • Host

    Hostess Extraordinaire at TableCrowd!

  • Sharon

    Founder, Grow Great Britain Global Ltd

  • Hina

    Founder, WellVine

  • Jamie

    Founder, Bobs SSG

  • Anna

    Founder, Glimt

  • Sahar

    Founder & CEO, Trunkaroo

  • Papillon

    Director, ENRJM Ltd

  • Rucky

    Integration Architect (Infrastructure & End User Computing), Hewlett-Packard

  • Rui

    Innovation and Products, Coppr

  • Jimmy

    Founder ,

  • Vincent

    Founder, Yniche

  • Matthew

    Partner, Forward Partners

  • Ivo

    Founder, MD / Freelance Marketing Director, Startup Food subscription service (TBC)

  • Abhirukt

    CEO, Snyffle

  • Peter

    Managing Director, Huge

  • Ben

    Founder & Consultant, Spoken / Cadence

  • Dustin

    --, Agio Technologies


Obica - Poland St

19-20 Poland Street, London, W1F 8QF

Started by:

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 solo 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 about the challenges for solo founders, the when/how/why of when to build founding teams as well as when he invests in startups.

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.

~ Main ~
> Lasagna - Homemade beef ragù lasagne made with mozzarella di bufala
> La margherita di Obicà - Pizza with organic tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala
and fresh basil (v)
> Parmigiana di zucchine grigliate - Salad with grilled courgette, organic tomatoes,
mozzarella di bufala and parmesan (v)
> Spaghettoni cacio e pepe - Spaghettoni from Gragnano with pecorino, Romano DOP and black pepper

~ Dessert ~
> Panna cotta all'amaretto, made with amaretto liqueur and amaretti biscuits
> Torta di Capri - Warm chocolate & almond cake served with fior di latte ice cream
> Torta di ricotta di bufala e fragole - Light ricotta di bufala & strawberry cheesecake

~ 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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