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Dine with Vinoth Jayakumar, Investment Director at Draper Esprit: investing in high growth companies

January 9 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Vinoth Jayakumar is Investment Director at Draper Esprit, one of the largest, leading and innovative VC firms in Europe. Draper Esprit is a Pan-European venture capital fund that invests into disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages.

What they invest in… 
Draper Esprit back entrepreneurs who will change the way we live, work and consume. They invest into visionary and growing companies, and also have the ability to do direct secondary deals into late stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios.

Their Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Recent investments include Apperio, Roomex, Endomag, Crate.io, Revolut, PremFina, Graphcore, Perkbox and Push Doctor, to name just a few.

The dinner conversation will be… 
Draper Esprit look for high-growth companies with strong IP, powerful technology and strong management teams. They operate in new markets, with serious potential for global expansion. If this is relevant to you, it’s a great time to meet with Vinoth who will share all on:
✓ The Draper Esprit investment strategy.
✓ How to successfully pitch to a VC.
✓ Why having an extraordinary team is so important.
✓ Being the first tech-focused VC firm not tied to five-year cycles.

Who is Vinoth Jayakumar? 
Vinoth joined Draper Esprit as a Principal in 2016. Before Draper Esprit, Vinoth worked at a boutique management consulting firm in London for 6 years. He previously ran a micro-angel fund, investing in crowdfunded startups. Vinoth is a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ICAEW), with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics

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.


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January 9
6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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