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Partner and Investor Director, Saatchinvest
Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Leo Castellanos is Partner and Investment Director at Saatchinvest, an early-stage investment firm based in London who make seed and early stage investments in startup companies within the technology sector.
What Saatchinvest typically invest in…
Saatchinvest back big ideas that fix huge pain points. They fall in love with creative-minded entrepreneurs who obsess over product and typically invest c. £300k at seed. They like massive pains solved with seductive products from humble learning machines!
Their Investment Portfolio Includes…
Citymapper, Dojo, Ometria, Technology Will Save Us, Streetteam, Farewill, Evrythng, Gluru, Endource, Leaf, Picasso Labs, Mrs Wordsmith,ComparaBien, ThingThing...
This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and CEO’s of technology businesses looking to find out more about the possibility of raising VC funding.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at email@example.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…
Leo is an experienced investor who specialises in business and financial modelling and innovation commercialisation. He also brings his own entrepreneurial experiences to the table. Take this opportunity to hear and learn from Leo as he speaks about:
✓ What really goes on in venture capital funding - the stuff no one tells you!
✓ Product, product, product! The importance of product.
✓ What you should be looking for from a VC investor.
✓ The journey of Saatchinvest - building a portfolio that they believe in and trust.
Who is Leo Castellanos?
Leo is a Partner in Saatchinvest. They typically put c. £300k in at seed stage for simple, disruptive ideas that aim to solve massive pain points. Leo was also founder and MD of the London City Incubator and The Hangout London; initiatives looking to successfully accelerate the launch and sustainability of high-growth startups. He compliments his investment knowledge with his entrepreneurial experience as a founder of Comparabien, a multinational comparison website with presence in six countries in Latin America.
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. This is a dinner, not a dropin event, so we ask that guests turn up on time and don’t leave until after the Q&A.
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Leo Castellanos is a venture capitalist based in London. He has been a partner and investment director at Saatchinvest since 2012, where he has led the economic analysis, negotiations, active monitoring and support of investments in the portfolio. The portfolio to date includes international brands such Citymapper, Dojo, Evrythng, Touchcast, PicassoLabs and TechnologyWillSaveUs.
Leo specialises in business and financial modelling and innovation commercialisation. He was founder and MD of the London City Incubator and The Hangout London; initiatives looking to successfully accelerate the launch and sustainability of high-growth startups. He compliments his investment knowledge with his entrepreneurial experience as a founder of Comparabien, a multinational comparison website with presence in six countries in LatinAmerica.
Leo holds an Executive MBA (distinction) from Cass Business School and completed a Venture Capital and Private Equity programme at Harvard Business School.
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