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July
30
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Managing Partner of Ascension Ventures: backing seed to series A tech businesses

at The Green, Clerkenwell (map)

Who's coming

  • Ola

    Director

  • James

    Managing Director & Shareholder, Autotrip

  • Alex

    Founder & MD, 93digital

  • Neil

    CEO

  • Claire

    TableCrowd: COO and Chief Host, TableCrowd

  • Asima

    Co-founder & Head of Growth , The Accountancy Cloud

  • Casper

    Entrepreneur & Technologist

  • Jean

    CEO, Ascension Ventures

  • Liam

    CEO, Harper

  • Shahrum

    CEO/Founder, HandsetExpert

  • Ivo

    CEO & Co-Founder, Staykeepers

  • Samuel

    CEO & Co-Founder, Bippit

  • Arya

    Founder and CEO, FutureBricks

  • Andrew

    CEO, GLU

  • Gregory

    Consultant, Handshak3

  • David

    Co-Founder, My Digital College

  • Nicholas

    Esher Advisory

  • Lian

    Founder and CEO

  • Michael
  • Danielle

    Entrepreneur, Founder, and Creative Director.

  • Agustin

    CEO / Founder, FLYERBEE AG

  • Mai
  • Susan

    Founder & CEO, BAMBINISTA

  • Bhavin

    Founder , PerDoc

  • Mhorag

    CEO and Founder, Harbour84

  • Kjell Waloeen +1

    CTO, Volta Trucks

Venue

The Green

Gastropub
29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
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Started by:
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Jean de Fougerolles is Managing Partner & Founder of Ascension Ventures, an early-stage investment fund supporting UK businesses from Seed to Series A. Since 2013 Ascension Ventures have invested in over 75 early stage companies. They have a rigorous investment evaluation process and are highly selective in putting forward opportunities for investment from their funds. Jean will be talking about backing UK tech businesses and what Ascension Ventures look for when investing.

What Ascension Ventures invests in…
Ascension Ventures invest in UK businesses from Seed to Series A stage, investing in various verticals from online video, adtech, publishing, edtech, ecommerce, fintech, applied AI, through to social impact and tech4good. Current funds include the ASCEND SEIS (Seed), CENTAUR EIS (Seed+), UK-India EIS (Seed+), and its Fair By Design social impact fund, helping to reduce poverty in the UK and globally.

Ascension Ventures Investment portfolio Includes…
Recent investments include We are Digital, Credit Kudos, Veratrak, ChilliConnect, Poplar, Cooperative Innovations, NumberEight, A Million Ads to name a few.

This dinner is perfect for…
Startup founders and management level at startups working for tech businesses.
This dinner is not for service providers or advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner).
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at hello@tablecrowd.com 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…
Jean is a hands-on investor and plays an active role in the growth of businesses. As Managing Partner & Founder of Ascension Venture he has overseen the investment in over 75 tech businesses. Take this opportunity to hear from Jean who will be talking about:
✓ Common mistakes that founders make when looking for investment.
✓ How to reach out professionally to a VC firm.
✓ Backing 75+ UK tech businesses - the typical success factors that Jean has observed.
✓ What criteria Ascension Ventures apply when investing in a business.

Who is Jean de Fougerolles?
Jean de Fougerolles, Managing Partner & Founder of Ascension Ventures, an early-stage investment fund supporting UK businesses from Seed to Series A. Ascension Ventures backs entrepreneurs with big visions by providing capital, access to their network, and expert mentors to help grow scalable businesses. Jean is also an active angel investor and was an early seed investor in Atom Films, eventually sold to Viacom for $200m.

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.

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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.

Jean de Fougerolles, Managing Partner & Founder of Ascension Ventures, an early-stage investment fund supporting UK businesses from Seed to Series A. Ascension Ventures backs entrepreneurs with big visions by providing capital, access to their network, and expert mentors to help grow scalable businesses. Jean is also an active angel investor and was an early seed investor in Atom Films, eventually sold to Viacom for $200m.

Jean has over 20 years experience working in media and digital businesses. After obtaining his MBA from INSEAD in 1996, he became Head of Distribution for MTV Europe out of the London office.

He then started working at Two Way TV, a pioneer in interactive technology, games and digital content, where he became CEO and structured partnership deals with many leading content owners (Big Brother, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, X-Factor, Deal or No Deal, Test the Nation), broadcasters (BBC, ITV, C4, C5, Sky Sports, Flextech, Cartoon Network), and platforms (Sky, Virgin, UPC, BT). In 2008, Jean led the sale of Two Way Media to Virgin Media and a leading private equity group.

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.
For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at hello@tablecrowd.com

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