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Ecommerce dinner with Ivan Retzignac, founder & CEO of, as after dinner speaker

at The Noodle House, Soho (map)

Who's coming

  • Host

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

  • Frank

    Founder, frankcontent

  • Nathan


  • Gussie

    E-Commerce Consultant, Augusta Steele Limited

  • Mark

    Retail, Ecomm & Finance Sales, Dyn

  • Michele

    Investment Banking

  • Richard

    R&D Analyst , Alma Consulting Group

  • Hayley

    Business Development , TableCrowd

  • Philip


  • Kerry

    --, TableCrowd

  • Louise

    Business Consultant, Deloitte

  • Rikke

    Founder, BorrowMyDoggy

  • Richard

    CEO, Co-Founder, CLICKON

  • Kristi

    Director, Berry Clever Ltd

  • Francesco

    CEO, Doggy & Co

  • Jules

    Client Partnership Director, Quill Content

  • Ivan

    Founder & CEO,

  • Anthony

    Founder and CEO, The Webinar Vet

  • Cordula

    Sales Director UK, Risk.Ident GmbH

  • Chris

    Founder & Managing Director, Verb Brands Limited

  • Anton

    Engineer, Nexmo


The Noodle House

117 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AD

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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 Ivan Retzignac, founder & CEO of is among the largest e-commerce companies in Europe specialised in veterinary and pet retail and is the largest online pet retailer in the UK by sales. Founded in 2008, the company has raised over $45m in funding and is one of the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce companies in Europe with revenues of over £70m and a team of approximately 250 people. MedicAnimal specializes in sale of veterinary products, namely medicines, food and accessories, to end pet owners. The company has over 2.7m transacting customers and operates in the UK, France, Germany, Benelux and Spain. MedicAnimal was last year ranked the 11th fastest growth technology company in the Sunday Times Tech Track league table and was chosen as one of the Future Fifty companies, a UK Government backed initiative supporting “scale-up” businesses.

Ivan will share his story with as well as insights and advice for succeeding in the industry.

This dinner is open to people working in and interested in e-commerce or the pet industry. Take this chance to meet Ivan informally over dinner.

The cost which includes private dining experience with after dinner speaker, 2 course dinner with wine plus highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. GetTaxi are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) on first download of the app. Download the app in advance. Instructions on the night!

Ivan received a BA in Economics from Tufts University in 1997 and worked in Equity Research in New York, London and Madrid. In 2000 Ivan joined Geocapital Partners, a US and London based venture capital fund, making investments on both sides of the Atlantic, during which time he witnessed the internet bubble and aftermath. Following this experience he received an MBA from Columbia Business School and it was in his second year of the MBA that he wrote the business plan for MedicAnimal. Immediately after Business School Ivan joined the Sales & Trading desk of Goldman Sachs in London, first trading Credit Derivatives and ultimately Commodities. Upon leaving Goldman, Ivan set up MedicAnimal, together with his business partner Andrew Bucher (a veterinary surgeon), which was a very late entrant in the space and over the course of the following 6 years grew the business into the largest online pet retailer in the UK.

On the menu
Garlic edamame
Prawn crackers
Vegetable rolls
Chicken satay
Duck Dumplings
Crispy duck and pancakes
Green chicken curry
Beef char kway teow
Vegetable pad thai
Roti canai
Wine & soft drinks

This dinner is hosted by one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts, Caroline. She'll be looking after you on the night.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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