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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
William McQuillan is a Partner at Frontline Ventures, a leading early stage b2b venture capital ﬁrm who are based in both London and Dublin. Their portfolio of clients includes recent investments in Signal Media, Qstream, Verifly, Currency Fair, and Boxever to name a few. William will be talking about a question on many business owners’ lips - how to get a meeting with a VC.
This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners and CEOs looking to raise capital. If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly into this category, please email us to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.
The dinner conversation will be…
With previous experience both working for and co-founding startups, William has experienced first hand the difficulties that European founders can face when fundraising. Now as a partner of a VC firm, William is perfectly placed to talk about:
✓ How to get a meeting with an investor or VC firm.
✓ How then to make the most of that meeting.
✓ Why investment as you scale can be the vital ingredient to deliver long term success.
✓ What Frontline Ventures looks for in an investable business.
Expect to hear invaluable advice and tips from an experienced and personable VC partner, to get the chance to meet directly with an investor, as well as the chance to chat informally with your business peers over dinner.
Who is William McQuillan?
William was inspired to set up Frontlne, along with two other original partners, following their own experience working on the frontlines of the startup industry. Before Frontline, William was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a startup investment-banking boutique, which grew to 70+ employees in 3 cities within 18 months. William’s work at Ondra led him to discover his passion for rethinking an industry, and he shortly thereafter co-founded Osmoda, a fashion e-commerce company creating a new way for young and up-and-coming designers to sell online.
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant crowd.
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William McQuillan is a Partner at Frontline Ventures, a leading early stage b2b VC ﬁrm who are based in both London and Dublin. William, along with two other original partners, were inspired to set up a fund based on their own experience working on the frontlines of the startup industry.
Frontline look to back companies throughout Europe. They bridge the technical and the human, providing both capital and experience to help shorten a founders' learning curves.
Frontline invests time and money into building the relationships needed to fast-track a business's expansion into the US - from investors to recruiters to other founders.
After leaving university, William was one of the founding employees of Ondra Partners, a startup investment-banking boutique. Within 18 months, Ondra grew from a four-person team to 70+ employees across London, New York, and Paris and was named the top investment banking boutique globally by Euromoney.
William’s work at Ondra led him to discover his passion for rethinking an industry, and he shortly thereafter co-founded Osmoda, a fashion e-commerce company creating a new way for young and up-and-coming designers to sell online. During the same time, William was also the London Ambassador for the Thousand Network, a community of over 1000 innovators under 30.
It was through his work at Osmoda and Thousand that William experienced first hand the difficulty that European founders have when fundraising.
Josie, one of the fabulous 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.
Josie is our Researcher at TableCrowd, she researches people, trends and events in entrepreneurship. Before joining TableCrowd, Josie studied Literature at Oxford University and she uses her creative flair to draw all our individualised place cards. She has done over a thousand to date.
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