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January
28
Tuesday
6:45pm
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Dine with Downing Ventures: From seed to Series A, what makes an investable deal?

at Venue tbc - all venues are TechCity/ City/ Farringdon/ Soho/ West End & close to tube, London (map)

Who's coming

  • Mandy

    Events, TableCrowd.com

  • William

    Principal, Downing Ventures

Venue

Venue tbc - all venues are TechCity/ City/ Farringdon/ Soho/ West End & close to tube

London
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Will Orde is an investor with Downing Ventures, a leading VC firm, looking to back excellent entrepreneurs based in the UK, with the potential to build world class businesses. They have supported over 60 businesses, investing some £90 million in early-stage businesses.

What Downing Ventures invests in…
They invest in tech-enabled brands, online marketplaces, fintech, insurtech and ledger tech. They seek to invest from £250k to £5m per company, investing in both seed-stage deals and Series A deals, and then look to continue to support those companies through phases of subsequent growth. Fundamentally, they aim to be supportive and helpful investors.

Downing Ventures portfolio includes…
Recent investments include Trouva, Funding Xchange, FundamentalVR, E-Fundamentals, Hummingbird Technologies, Invizius, Spirable, and Papier, to name a few.

This dinner is perfect for…
Founders and management level at startups working for technology businesses. This dinner is open to a limited number of service providers / advisors (unless a TableCrowd partner). Please see the details under the 'Join this table' button.

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…
Downing Ventures look for visionary entrepreneurs with the ability to execute as well as dream! On the night Will will be talking about:
✓ From seed to Series A, what makes for an investable deal?
✓ Tips for successfully approaching an investor or VC firm.
✓ Post investment - what you should expect from your investors.
✓ The business verticals that will be popular for investors in 2020.
✓ What we look for at Downings Ventures.

Who is Will Orde?
Will Orde is a Venture Capital investor with Downing Ventures, looking to back excellent entrepreneurs based in the UK and with the potential to build world class businesses. Will joined Downing in September 2019 as a Principal in their Ventures team. He focuses on backing early-stage companies building tech-enabled brands, online marketplaces and fintech businesses.

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.

P.P.S. If your dog needs a sitter so you can come, Gudog is offering £10 off your first booking - Code TABLECROWD

If you book a place and then can't make it, please make sure you tell us. An empty place at the table with your name card is not a great start to dinner!

Will Orde is a Venture Capital investor with Downing Ventures, looking to back excellent entrepreneurs based in the UK and with the potential to build world class businesses. Will joined Downing in September 2019 as a Principal in their Ventures team. He focuses on backing early-stage companies building tech-enabled brands, online marketplaces and fintech businesses.

Will enjoys working with ambitious entrepreneurs who are passionate about improving their customers lives and taking on big problems. Prior to joining Downing, he was an Investment Director at Oxford Capital, where he spent seven years investing in early-stage digital startups. Will has a Diploma in Corporate Finance and Associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.

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.

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

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