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Dine with Danny Meaney: What I look for when I invest in a startup or buy an existing business

at The Green, Clerkenwell (map)

Who's coming

  • Host

    Master of all trades and founder, now sit down, TableCrowd, SilkFred,

  • Jonathan

    Lawyer & entrepreneur (, Jonathan Lea Network & Pivotal Tribes

  • Nidhima

    Founder & CEO,

  • Robert

    Founder & CEO, Robert Fenton Enterprises (

  • Anna
  • Chris

    Founder & CEO, Converso

  • Rachel

    Founder at The Growth Lab, The Growth Lab

  • Seb

    Product Hacker

  • Morgan


  • Shezad

    Business Analyst

  • John

    Marketing Maven & Growth Guru

  • Makoto

    Founder, StepUp

  • Meenah +1

    Business Consultant and Entrepreneur

  • Antonio
  • Tim

    CEO , SportonSpec @sportonspec & @sportonspecLDN

  • Emily

    Mobile strategist and Founder of, Mamalink

  • Simon

    Founder of Go Local

  • Dave

    Founder of Go Local

  • Faith

    Founder at Pinipa, Social Business Change, Pinipa


The Green

29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU

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We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Danny Meaney. You can read more about Danny below.

The £32 booking fee includes dinner & drinks. Thank you to our event sponsor, Rackspace, for their continued support.

Danny Meaney is a serial entrepreneur and investor in early stage techmedia businesses. He is well connected with a track record of helping digital media and technology businesses create shareholder value.

He has over 30 years’ experience in building and selling companies with successful exits to major global brands such as Saatchi & Saatchi, the Pearson Group and WH Smith.

Currently founder and CEO of UP; Managing Director of New Media Partners; owner of Beechwood Ventures; co-founder of Insportive and TripleSEE; and Chairman of Four23, Jouzou and Peekabu

He has delivered a wide range of strategy and change projects with the UK's leading broadcasters, many of the mobile network operators, global OEMs and device manufacturers, most of the top TV production companies, the best marketing and communications agencies, and some of the most interesting indie record labels.

He was CEO in a ground-breaking online B2C download channel joint venture with Nokia. SideloaderTV was one of the first experiments in the delivery of short-form content across a mobile platform.

He is recognised as a global expert in the business of creative placemaking and led New Media Partners’ work on MediaCityUK, Twofour54 in Abu Dhabi, Pacific Quay in Glasgow, Creative London, Bristol’s Harbourside, London's Olympic Park and White City, Corridor Manchester, The Sharp Project, Digital City in Teesside, Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Jeddah's KAEC, Dubai's Internet City, Brisbane's Creative Precinct and Singapore's Mediapolis. 

He has undertaken a number of Board positions in Charities and public bodies and has been a member of two Downing Street Think Tanks and is a member of the Catalyst UK network and a Digital Industries Trade Ambassador for the UK.

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