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Dine with Downing Ventures: From seed to Series A, what makes an investable deal?

January 28 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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.

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.


Venue TBC
TechCity/ City/ Farringdon/ Soho/ West End & close to tube