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Tales from the Trenches: Startup Journeys with Richie Barter, ex City banker turned software engineer & co-founder of Coolgarif Tech

at The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch (map)

Who's coming

  • Host

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

  • Santhosh

    Project Manager, Large Banking Group

  • Richie

    Startup Founder & Software Developer

  • James

    Co-founder Coolgarif Tech

  • Nigel

    Co-Founder of Croydon Tech City, MD of 3n Strategy

  • Louise


  • Hugh


  • Meenah +1

    Business Consultant and Entrepreneur

  • Maheshkanna

    Director at Anmasys, Anmasys ltd

  • Gerald

    Advisor, Government

  • Rosscoe

    Investor & Portfolio Manager


The Hoxton Hotel

81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

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This week’s “Tales from the Trenches” is with after-dinner speaker Richie Barter.

Richie is a software engineer and former derivative trader, who quit the investment banking industry in 2011 to found Coolgarif Tech, a product and services technology company which specialises in designing bespoke data visualisation for enterprise.

Richie’s story is an interesting one: he quit banking with no clear view of the business he wanted to start and limited software development experience, but went on to bootstrap Coolgarif Tech into a revenue generating company. Richie is a great speaker, with an abundance of experiences and learnings to share.

We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Richie.

The £32 booking fee includes dinner & drinks.

Event sponsor: Rackspace

The menu:
Potato wedges, sour cream
Chipotle hummus, flatbread
Hot chicken wings
Roast chicken, rocket, gremolata
Caesar, parmesan, croutons
Served with chips
Pecan & bourbon pie
Warm chocolate brownie

Our “Tales from the Trenches” dinner series feature interesting and successful startup founders who share their journey or their expertise on a particular topic in an informal after dinner talk and Q&A. Our dinners are intimate networking events, where everyone’s voice is heard. As well as enjoying a delicious meal, you’ll meet everyone properly and be able to ask your questions directly to the speaker.

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