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Dine with founder of the first online estate agent: from inception to exit

at The Anthologist, The City (map)

Who's coming

  • Drahim

    CEO & Co-Founder, Inadash

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Mo
  • Charlotte


  • Sharief


  • Nick

    CEO & Founder - Changing locum recruitment for ever. Seeking full stack co-founder, Filled

  • Wei

    Finance Director, Headstart Financials Ltd

  • Graham

    Founder & Chairman, The FIA

  • Chris


The Anthologist

Modern European
58 Gresham Street, London, City of London, UK, EC2V 7BB

Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Graham Lock is Founder of the House Network, the pioneering ‘Online Estate Agency’, which launched in 2003. House Network was devised by founders Graham Lock & Mark Readings, with a desire to change people's perception of estate agents, reducing fees and providing first class customer service. Graham will be sharing all on starting a business with just £1000 in the bank, scaling to a team of 100 people, raising c £9m and exiting the business in 2016.

This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders, CEOs and management level and people working in startups – all in PropTech and property sectors.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at 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…
Graham had always had his finger on the pulse the industry, with a keen sense of ‘what next. He is keen to give back to the tech sector and to offer advice and knowledge to other property professionals building tech businesses. Graham will be speaking about:
✓ His journey and experience with the House Network.
✓ Raising investment and finding the right team.
✓ Keeping motivated and dealing with startup and business trials and tribulations.
✓ Future tech trends that will impact the traditional property industry and proptech sector.
Expect to hear from Graham on what is currently cutting edge in the property and proptech sector, to leave with ideas and inspiration for your own business as well as the opportunity to speak to others facing similar industry challenges and opportunities as you informally over dinner.

Who is Graham Lock?
Graham is a former investment banker, high street estate agent, the founder and CEO of House Network the original online estate agent, MD at The Property Franchise Group and now the Chairman of the Federation of Independent Agents (member-only network of independent estate agents). Launched in 2003, Graham exited the House Network in 2016, after scaling the team to 100 people and raising c. £9m.

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. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.


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.

Graham is a former investment banker, high street estate agent, the founder and CEO of House Network the original online estate agent, MD at The Property Franchise Group and now the Chairman of the Federation of Independent Agents.

The Federation of Independent Agents, is a member-only network of like-minded independent estate agents who gain a competitive advantage by sharing best practice, utilising corporate style commercial discounts combined with franchise grade support and modern marketing tools.

Launched in 2003 and exited by Graham in 2016, the concept of House Network draws upon the selling process of a traditional agency, while utilising technology to showcase clients homes. The business was born from a desire to create fairness in the field, and aspire to give their clients the best possible service for the fairest price.

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.

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.

The TableCrowd Ambassador for Property and PropTech is Drahim Hasula, Founder of PropTech business Inadash.

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

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