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May
22
Monday
6:45pm
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Dine with CEO of Opun: the ‘how-to’ guide to raising £10m & spending it well

at The Rising Sun , Barbican (map)

TableCrowd - Crowdcube

Who's coming

  • Alex
  • Ana

    Founder, SC

  • Violeta

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Charles

    Founder, Sidedoor Ltd

  • Yanting

    Founder, Talent Trending Limited

  • Victoria

    Director, KudlBox

  • Rod

    Founder & CEO, Opun

  • Samuel

    CEO & Co-Founder, Homerun

  • Nicolas

    Head of Sales, Germany, Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd.

Venue

The Rising Sun

38 Cloth Fair, London EC1A 7JQ
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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Rod Brown is the CEO of home improvement and home remodelling platform Opun, an award winning property tech business, that by using digital, has simplified the home improvements process. They've raised £10m investment, including £3m from Aviva Ventures. Rod is a hands-on CEO, and has used his previous experience to grow and scale a business in an industry sector notorious for being fragmented and poorly served. Rod will offer valuable insight into the process of raising capital as well as how to successful deploy it within your business.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and people working in property.
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.

The dinner conversation will be…
Rod will be sharing his story and speaking about:
✓ How to secure investment – and who to choose as your investment partner.
✓ After you’ve raised it, how to effectively deploy it.
✓ How to overcome the challenges you’ll face when scaling.
✓ After you’ve gained investment - how to effectively work with your investment partner.
Expect to be inspired by the Opun journey to date, to gain valuable advice and knowledge from a fellow business owner and to chat informally over dinner with your business peers about the challenges you're facing.

Who is Rod Brown?
Rod Brown is the Foundr & CEO of home improvement and home remodelling platform Opun, an award winning property tech business. Opun makes people’s lives easier by removing the hassle and complications of any home improvement. Rod’s areas of business focus are: customer service operations, technical service delivery, service management, facilities & property management, strategy & strategy implementation.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd.

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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.

Rod Brown is the CEO & founder of home improvement and home remodelling platform Opun, an award winning property tech business. Opun makes people’s lives easier by removing the hassle and complications of any home improvement.

Rod believes that delivering new services based on mobile technology is now vital in sustaining the operating margins of very many businesses. Consequently, he has used his previous experience in B2B and retail consumer services to found tech-enabled businesses that address consumer needs in large scale, fragmented and poorly served markets. The home improvement market is particularly poorly served and a key reason why he originally co-founded Opun.

Rod’s areas of business focus are: customer service operations, technical service delivery, service management, facilities & property management, strategy & strategy implementation. He has a deep interest and some expertise in: dynamic simulation & modelling in the field of System Dynamics; and gaming & simulation.

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.

2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks.

STARTERS

Ham Hock & Pea Terrine, toasted brioche roll

Soup of the day (Red pepper & tomato or Minestrone)

Grilled halloumi, roasted peppers and relish

MAINS

Chilli con carne, white rice, guacamole, sour cream and nachos

Steak & old brewery bitter, served with carrots, Savoy cabbage and mash or chips

Chicken and bacon salad with gem lettace, roasted red peppers, honey and mustard dressing

Korean style aubergine and roasted beetroot curry

Violeta, 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.

Violeta fell into the world of start-ups after joining global media agency Starcom Mediavest group to work on their NextTECHnow initiative. She now works to connect big brands with entrepreneurs - particularly in the areas of mobile, content, data, and social.

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

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