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September
03
Monday
6:45pm
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Dine with Director of Growth & Communications at ACORN OakNorth: From fintech startup to billion-dollar company

at The Refinery CityPoint, Moorgate (map)

Who's coming

  • Abraham

    Tech Lead

  • Andrew

    Co-founder, Grist

  • Robin

    Vice President, Sales Strats, Goldman Sachs

  • Jane

    Regional Managing Director of Europe, Blockvisory- ICO Advisory

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Sofie

    Senior Account Manager, Aspectus

  • Valentina

    Head of PR and Marketing, OakNorth

  • Warren

    Finance and FinTech Ambassador, TableCrowd

  • Nana

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, Luxury Hub - luxury homes for young professionals

  • Rumbi

    COO & Head of Growth, mama.codes

  • David

    CEO, Nivoda Ltd & Taylor & Hart

  • Adam

    Futurist, CEO, Public Speaker, Greenwood Campbell

  • Arnaud

    Private Equity, M&A Investment Banking, Corporate Finance

  • Sarah

    Project Content Lead

Venue

The Refinery CityPoint

1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9HT
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Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Valentina Kristensen is Director of Growth & Communications at ACORN OakNorth, a fintech firm focused on unlocking the potential in bespoke SME lending globally. In the UK, the firm operates as OakNorth – a challenger bank launched in 2015 providing loans of £0.5m - £30m to fast-growth businesses. To date, the bank has lent £1.5b with no defaults and has made over £10.5m profit. Valentina will be sharing all on their journey from fintech startup to a profitable billion-dollar figure company.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEO’s and management level.
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…
Valentina is a passionate, knowledgeable and seasoned speaker at many high profile tech and fintech events and therefore is perfectly placed to share all on:
✓ The evolution from startup to one of the fastest growing financial companies in Europe.
✓ Why financial services are so primed for disruption.
✓ Future tech trends in the sector
✓ Key lessons and mistakes learnt along the way in scaling ACORN OakNorth.
Expect to be motivated, inspired and to take home key advice that will help you and your own business moving forward!

Who is Valentina Kristensen?
Valentina Kristensen is the Director of Growth & Communications at ACORN OakNorth. She regularly appears on Fintech Insider - the number one business podcast for fintech innovators and influencers – and is the Chair and a Founding Editorial Board Member of INFLUENCE, an award-winning quarterly publication that has featured high-profile interviews with: George Osborne, Arianna Huffington and Laszlo Bock, amongst others.

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. 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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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.

Valentina Kristensen is the Director of Growth & Communications at ACORN OakNorth, a fintech firm focused on unlocking the potential in bespoke lending to SMEs globally using its data and technology platform, ACORN machine. In the UK, the firm operates as OakNorth - a challenger bank launched in 2015 that has to date, lent over £1.25bn to UK businesses without a single default.

Valentina regularly appears on Fintech Insider - the number one business podcast for fintech innovators and influencers – and is the Chair and a Founding Editorial Board Member of INFLUENCE, an award-winning quarterly publication that has featured high-profile interviews with: George Osborne, Arianna Huffington and Laszlo Bock, amongst others.

She is a passionate advocate for improving the female talent pipeline in fintech, as well as closing the gender pay gap in financial services, sitting on the Steering Committee for FinTECHTalents which is working to address this.

Valentina speaks at various fintech events throughout the year which have in the past included: Fintech Connect Live 2017, Finovate Europe 2018, Finovate Spring 2018, The London Fintech Conference 2018, and the CASS Fintech Conference 2018. She also came second in the Money 2020 Europe Payments Race (2018) where she travelled from Istanbul to Amsterdam using only wearable payments - no cash or cards.

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.

The Ambassador for our FinTech & Finance Community is Warren Neil, who works at Crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

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

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