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Dine with Matt Lerner at 500 Startups: the art of growth

at The Clerk and Well, Clerkenwell / Farringdon (map)

Who's coming

  • Duncan

    2 x co-founder in IT & HealthTech

  • Juhi

    Business Development , Cyber-Security

  • Juliana

    Partner & Co-Founder, Outcomes Based Healthcare

  • John

    CEO, MyGravity

  • Julie

    Founder, Raremark, Raremark

  • Violeta

    Senior Executive, Starcom MediaVest Group

  • Simon

    Founder, INK

  • Camron

    Founder, OneLane app

  • Host

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Alan

    Managing Director, Host Digital

  • Iris

    Founder, Solely Original

  • Julia

    Founder - i2i social app for university students

  • Dr. Finn

    Founder of & BeautifulData, Beautiful Data

  • Enfys

    Owner, Executive Producer, Producer, WonderLust Pictures

  • Sajni

    Host, TableCrowd, Starling Bank

  • Matthew

    Co Founder, JobLab

  • Matt

    Founder, Startup Core Strengths

  • Ed

    Business Founder

  • Laurel

    --, Lyfe Essence Ltd

  • Phil

    CEO, Techspace

  • Steve

    CEO, tosay

  • Karen

    Senior Associate, Memery Crystal

  • Yu

    Co-Founder, VisionaryLab


The Clerk and Well

156 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DU


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Join us for dinner, drinks & a chance to meet other entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Matt Lerner, London Partner at 500 Startups.

Matt leads 500 Startups’ operations in London, where he’s looking for promising seed and post-seed startups. A member of the Distro team, he helps companies to scale. “Distro Dojo” is a 3 month program run in London where they invest in post-seed companies and work closely with them to scale their growth and attract follow-on investment. Previously, he built and managed growth teams at PayPal.

Matt is a “growth guy” and on the night he will be sharing practical tips and advice on how to approach growing your business (yes, it is a process that needs a clear plan). Matt has mentored over 40 startups, so is perfectly placed to share some interesting case studies and real life examples. Over dinner and a glass or two of wine, expect the nitty-gritty details - and the stuff you can’t read online.

Don’t miss this chance to meet Matt informally over dinner and to share what you’re working on with him.

Proud to partner with Taylor Wessing.

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.

Matt is a “growth guy” with 10 years’ experience leading B2B teams; he approaches each role first as a general manager and then as a marketer, product manager or both, as needed. His approach is quantitative, rooted in deep customer insights and testing, and based on fast iteration. He's always learning, and really enjoys teaching and helping those around him to learn and improve. Skip to the references in his Linkedin profile, you'll see that he's regarded as a thought leader in many areas of business, and an inspiring people manager who reliably delivers ahead of expectations.

He tweets: @mattlerner

500 Startups is a new kind of seed fund and startup accelerator. They believe successful internet startups are born from usable design, customer-focused metrics, and online distribution. They provide funding ranging from $25K to $250K to early stage startups.

They tweet: @500startups

Please update your dietary requirements in your profile if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.

Edamame with sea salt

Vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli

Crispy duck rolls with hoisin sauce

Pork Ribs with yuzu & chilli sauce

Seared beef salad with chilli lime dressing

Beef bulgogi skewers with lemongrass & peanut sauce


Beef bo luc lac with mushroom & lettuce cups

Thai chilli chicken with mixed peppers tamarind & onions

Chicken Thai green curry with assorted vegetables

Sizzling sambal prawns with tomatoes, green beans & onions

Steamed Mixed vegetables with oyster sauce and shaoxing

Jasmine rice

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

The Wall