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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Russell Buckley is a Partner at VC firm Kindred Capital, an early stage venture capital fund based in London, with a refreshingly novel approach to venture investing. Every entrepreneur Kindred invests in, becomes a co-owner of the fund - which they have coined ‘equitable venture’. They back companies early and work with their community of founders and advisers to help founders get further and faster from the very beginning.
What Kindred Capital invest in…
AI, autonomous vehicles, marketplaces, marketing tech, drones and medtech, to name just a few - making them a pretty diverse VC firm. However as a rule, they always look for UK companies, with strong founders, who are trying to solve real problems and create a world we’d want to live in.
Kindred Capitals portfolio includes…
Wholi, Farewill, Kalo, Unmade, Leaf.fm, Paddle, to name a few.
This dinner is perfect for…
Early stage startups, looking to solve big problems and who are keen to gain investment.
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. Also feel free to check out our other dinners as another might match you perfectly!
The dinner conversation will be…
Russell has turned a successful hobby of angel investing into becoming a full time VC. Kindred Capital take a refreshing approach to early stage investing, continuing their founder-friendly approach. On the night he’ll be speaking about:
✓ The type of founders Kindred backs.
✓ The key criteria that will make your startup investor ready.
✓ Equitable venture - what this means in reality.
✓ Tips for securing the funding your business needs.
Be inspired, learn from and connect with both Russell and your fellow business peers informally over dinner.
Who is Russell Buckley?
Prior to Kindred, Russell worked with the UK Government to help the cream of UK tech companies get Series A funding - his programme raised $150m. Russell is also an experienced angel investor via Ballpark Ventures and mentor startups at TechStars accelerator. Before that, Russell worked for the very successful, AdMob (now part of Google) the mobile advertising network, as its MD in Europe. He is also the ex-global chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association and an occasional blogger at MobHappy.
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.
Russell Buckley, is a founding partner at VC firm Kindred Capital, an early stage venture capital fund based in London, with a refreshingly novel approach to venture investing.
Previously, Russell worked with the UK Government to help the cream of UK tech companies get Series A funding in the Afterburner Programme. This programme raised $150m, from investors in the UK and Europe, as well as The Valley and Japan.
Russell is also an experienced angel investor via Ballpark Ventures and also held a number of advisory and non-exec /chairman roles, and mentor startups at TechStars Accelerator.
Before that, Russell worked for the very successful, AdMob (now part of Google) the mobile advertising network, as its Managing Director in Europe. He is also the ex-Global Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association and an occasional blogger at MobHappy.
Aneka, 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.
Aneka started her career as a professional dancer but due to becoming ill with meningitis she hung up her tutu and discovered her love of turning nothing into something - entering the life of a entrepreneur and since then has not looked back. Setting up a Lifestyle Management company that has thrown celebrity events that has received international press coverage to providing business development for clients in the entertainment industry Aneka is a natural host!
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