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David Barrie is the Founder of Wild Blue Cohort a venture investment network based in West London. Wild Blue is a syndicate of ‘angel’ investors who invest in early stage companies led by experienced managers targeting big market opportunities. Wild Blue members tend to seek opportunities that require up to £1m in equity finance. They work in syndicate and often invest alongside seed stage venture capitalists, family offices and other investment organisations. Standout recent portfolio investments include Lexoo, HomeTouch, Live Better With, Trint, HeadBox, and miDrive. David will be talking about angel investors, what excites them, turns them off and makes a great heavenly relationship.
This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners and CEOs interested in raising finance. If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.
The dinner conversation will be…
David is a keen advocate of entrepreneurship, innovation, and community and urban development. In his role, he lives and breathes angel investment, so is perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ The truth about angel investment and angel investors.
✓ How investment through a syndicate of ‘angel’ investors works.
✓ What Wild Blue Cohort look for from an investible business.
✓ Thoughts on the current UK tech investment scene and current top investment trends.
Expect an inspirational talk, lots of views of what an investor looks for when looking to invest, key advice to consider on how to get your own business investment-ready, as well as the opportunity to speak to others in the same boat as you.
Who is David Barrie?
David Barrie is the Founder and CEO of Wild Blue Cohort a venture investment network based in West London. David creates and leads ventures that support entrepreneurship, revitalise cities, communities and bring new social life and value to urban development. His award winning work includes founding The People’s Supermarket and other ventures that have leveraged £500m+ into towns, cities and their communities through public-private partnerships. David’s ventures have been extensively featured by the international media, including the New York Times, Sunday Times, China Daily and Monocle. His background is in media production, as producer, director and executive producer of many factual and documentary television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and CNN.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.
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David Barrie is the Founder and CEO of Wild Blue Cohort a venture investment network, centered on West London and the districts of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster, which he launched at the start of 2013. David creates and leads ventures that support entrepreneurship, revitalise cities, communities and bring new social life and value to urban development. These ventures have been credited with raising £0.5bn+ of new investment through public-private partnerships. They include projects in the U.K, Russia, Eastern Europe and Canada and progressive urban enterprises such as The People’s Supermarket and Wild Blue Cohort angel investor network.
David’s award winning work has been extensively featured by the international media, including the New York Times, Sunday Times, China Daily and Monocle. He has been accredited in the Centre for Entrepreneurs Maserati 100 2016 list and most recently the Smith & Williamson Power List. David also has a strong background in media production and has produced, directed and executive produced more than 60 hours of specialist factual and documentary television programmes for BBC Television, Channel 4, National Geographic and CNN!
Violeta, 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.
Violeta fell into the world of start-ups after joining global media agency Starcom Mediavest group to work on their NextTECHnow initiative. She now works to connect big brands with entrepreneurs - particularly in the areas of mobile, content, data, and social.
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