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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Sitar Teli is founder and managing partner of Connect Ventures, a venture capital firm specialised in investments in seed stage companies. Sitar has been a VC for 14 years, focusing on early-stage investments in both consumer and B2B companies and Connect Ventures is a venture firm she and her partners started in 2012. Connect Ventures has invested in over 40 companies across Europe, including Fiit, Citymapper, Typeform, Boiler Room, Kheiron Medical, and TrueLayer.
What invest in…
Connect Ventures is a venture firm that typically focuses on seed and early stage investments of £150k - £1.5m in internet and mobile companies in Europe. They are passionate about the power of product to transform people’s lives, on a massive scale, fundamentally believing that products made with love and loved by many, are crucial factors for success and scale.
Connect Ventures Investment Portfolio Includes…
Recent investments include Accountable, EdeMe, Lanes & Planes, OurPath, homie, lifebit and Migacore.
This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders, CEOs and management level at startups.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at email@example.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…
With a keen role in supporting founders, giving them the tough love, hard truths and solid backup that they need, this is a great opportunity to meet with Sitar to have a clearer understanding of what it takes to raise investment from a venture firm.
✓ Challenges facing female founders when it comes to fundraising.
✓ Perfecting your pitch - the do’s and don'ts of pitching to investors.
✓ Key investment advice from a VC with a wealth of investments under her belt.
✓ What Connect Ventures looks for when investing in a tech company.
Who is Sitar Teli?
Sitar Teli is a founder and managing partner of Connect Ventures, a venture capital firm specialized in investments in seed, startup, series A, and early-stage companies. She sits on the board of many portfolio companies. Prior to Connect, she was with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, where she led their Series A round in SoundCloud. Sitar loves working on growth, culture, building high performance teams and finance strategy.
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.
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.
Sitar Teli is a founder and managing partner of Connect Ventures, a venture capital firm specialized in investments in seed stage companies. Prior to Connect, she was with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, where she led their Series A round in SoundCloud. Sitar loves working on growth, culture, building high performance teams and finance strategy.
Sitar is on the board of Kheiron Medical, Fiit, OurPath, Homie and CharlieHR. Outside of work, Sitar likes cooking, eating what she cooks and travelling (to places with great food). Sitar has a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Duke University.
Connect Ventures are passionate about the power of product to transform people’s lives, on a massive scale. They fundamentally believe that products made with love and loved by many are crucial factors for success and scale, so they’ve created a VC firm that is singularly focused on founders who are instinctive about product.
Claire Jenkins from 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.
Claire is also the Ambassador for our Women in Business community.
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