Dine with Eze Vidra, Managing Partner of Remagine Ventures: investing in Entertainment tech

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
Eze Vidra is co-founder and Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investments at the intersections of entertainment, sports, commerce and data. Previously, he was a General Partner at Google Ventures (GV), Alphabet’s venture capital arm, the European head of Google for Entrepreneurs and the founding head of Campus London. Remagine Ventures has now completed $35m in funding from a number of entertainment and media corporations, including Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat.1, Japanese Adways and American Liontree LLC. Last year global media group Sky put $4 million into the fund as part of the launch of its new innovation office in Berlin.

What Remagine Ventures invests in…
Remagine Ventures is a relatively new European VC fund that focuses on investments in entertainment tech, including AI, gaming, sports and eSports, AR/VR, consumer and commerce.

portfolio Includes…
To date, Remagine Ventures has invested in six entertainment startups, including: Minute Media, a user-generated content platform for sports; Syte.ai, a visual search startup; Novos, a gamer training platform; HourOne, which operates in the world of synthetic media; Vault-ai.com, predictive analytics for film and television; and Madskil, an eSports company in stealth.

The dinner conversation will be…
Eze mentors and participates in various professional organizations in New York, London and Silicon Valley including SeedCamp, Bethnal Green Ventures, Oxygen, Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine, Entrepreneur First. He’s a frequent public speaker on innovation and entrepreneurship. Now as Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures, this is the perfect time to hear from Eze who will be talking about:
✓ Investing in AI, gaming, sports and esports, AR/VR, consumer and commerce.
✓ The benefits of collaborating with corporate partners in the entertainment sector.
✓ Why your startup team is important.
✓ Why Remagine Ventures like to meet and invest in startups early.

Who is Eze Vidra?
Eze is co-founder and Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. Previously, he was a General Partner at Google Ventures, Alphabet’s venture capital arm, the European head of Google for Entrepreneurs and the founding head of Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups, now available in 7 countries and 30 partner hubs. While at Google, Eze helped launch Google Shopping, Local Shopping, and Google Wallet in various European markets. Before joining Google, Eze held product management leadership roles at Shopping.com, Gerson Lehrman Group, Ask.com and AOL Europe.

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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Dine with Investment Director at Wharton Asset Management Company: investing from pre-seed to series B and pre-IPO

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Eva Tarasova, Investment Director at Wharton Asset Management Company, a private single family office established in London in 1992. Wharton AM looks after a diversified direct global venture capital and private equity portfolio, with their current portfolio spread across the US, Canada, Africa, Europe and all the way to Pakistan.

What Wharton Asset Management Company invests in… 
Wharton AM investments in sectors ranging from highly innovative healthcare, biotech and high tech (particularly AI), to more traditional consumer goods as well infrastructure. The firm has four major strategies: founding/incubating, investing from pre-seed to series B and pre-IPO as well traditional private equity on MBO, LBO and infrastructure projects.

Wharton Asset Management Company portfolio Includes… 
As part of their in-house incubation/founding program, in the last 3 years team at Wharton has founded and funded a number of startups in sectors such as fintech, security and life sciences. Their portfolio comprises over 60 companies including Simba sleep, superawesome, Rexgenero and medisieve.

The dinner conversation will be… 
Eva is responsible for sourcing deal flow at Wharton AM, so this is a perfect opportunity to meet with Eva who will be talking about:
✓ Investing from pre-seed to series B and pre-IPO.
✓ Finding investable deal flow.
✓ How a startup should successfully connect with an investor.
✓ Key lessons learnt from working with their investment portfolio.
✓ Reason why your startup will not be investable.

Who is Eva Tarasova? 
Eva Tarasova is the Communications and Investment Director at Wharton Asset Management Company, a private single family office. Eva leads cross sector origination, analysis and development of investment opportunities. Eva works with the principal to source and execute investment opportunities with investment sizes ranging from 500k to 20m, works to enhance revenue on existing investments, and engages with private equity, venture capital and other family offices sourcing deal flow, fundraising and developing co-investments opportunities.

Dine with Angel Investor, Chris Mairs: investing in AI and deep tech

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Chris Mairs is a prolific angel investor and Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First. Chris has made over 85 predominantly deep tech investments since 2012 and is a leading entrepreneur. He was a co-founder and CTO of Metaswitch Networks, including a period working in Silicon Valley. He was chairman of Magic Pony Technology, acquired by Twitter for a reported $150m. Chris is always on the hunt for disruptive tech startups and will be talking about investing in AI and Deep Tech ventures.

Chris’ Investment portfolio Includes… 
Recent investments in Kheiron Medical, Proportunity, AimBrain, Tractable, Phoelex, CloudNC, GTN and Flyt, to name a few.

This dinner is perfect for… 
Startup founders and management level at tech startups.

The dinner conversation will be… 
With a wealth of angel investment experience and a successful entrepreneurship and management background, Chris is ideally placed to share advice and knowledge with fellow tech peers and founders. Chris will be speaking about:
✓ Investing in AI and deep tech.
✓ Working in technology – the key mistakes that he has seen a wealth of tech startups make.
✓ What he looks for as an investor and the key telltale signs that will stop an investment.
✓ How to successfully reach out to an investor.
✓ Future tech trends to watch out for!

Who is Chris Mairs? 
Chris is a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First and a prolific angel investor, having made over 85 predominantly deep tech investments since 2012. He was a co-founder and CTO of Metaswitch Networks, including a period working in Silicon Valley. He was also chairman of Magic Pony Technology, acquired by Twitter for a reported $150M.

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.

 

Dine with Ecosystem Lead at Anthemis Group: raising investment for financial services companies

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Katrina Cruz is Ecosystem Lead at Anthemis Group, a London-based global venture investment and advisory firm focused on financial services companies across the world. Anthemis invests in technology-driven companies that are driving change in finance. Their portfolio comprises a diversified portfolio of best-in-class, high-growth, digitally native financial services companies based around the world and Katrina will be sharing all on finding co-founders and raising investment in digitally native financial services companies.

What invest in… 
Anthemis are thesis-driven investors and hold several vehicles in which they invest discretionary and non-discretionary capital across a wide range of finance companies, from early stage to growth.

Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Anthemis Group’s portfolio includes Currencycloud, HappyMoney, Tide, Atom Bank (exited), REalyse and Flock.

The dinner conversation will be… 
Katrina’s main role at Anthemis is to build Anthemis’ ecosystem of founding teams, investors and portfolio success partners, so this is a perfect time to meet with Katrina who will share all on:
✓ The current UK fintech scene – opportunities and challenges.
✓ The importance of your founding team.
✓ Future tech trends that will further impact on digital financial services.
✓ What Anthemis Group look for when investing in digitally native financial services companies.

Who is Katrina Cruz? 
Katrina works as Ecosystem Lead at Anthemis Group, a global VC investor with a portfolio including: Currencycloud, HappyMoney, Tide, Atom Bank (exited), REalyse and Flock. She is responsible for building Anthemis’ ecosystem of founding teams, investors and portfolio success partners from venture-building phase through to growth stage. Katrina previously worked in Europe’s leading impact investment firm, ClearlySo, raising capital for its early stage entrepreneurs and advising on their investment-readiness.

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.

Dine with Angel Investor, Richard Alvin: investing in fashion, media & tech

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Richard Alvin is an Angel Investor and Founder at Audere Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specialising in investing in high growth companies in the media, technology and fashion sectors.

What invest in… 
Richard has historically invested from £50k to £600k in media and fashion businesses. He has a ranging portfolio of invested businesses, from a live band streaming company which brings live music experiences into your living room, to a haute couture fashion company famous for making the wedding dress for Princess Diana.

Richard’s Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Richard’s portfolio includes CrimeDeter, Capital Business Media, Brighter Comms, Lewis & Oliver, SofaGig, Elizabeth Emanuel and ELA.

The dinner conversation will be… 
As an active angel investor, this is a great opportunity to hear from Richard who will share all on:
✓ The key ingredients for angel investment success.
✓ What criteria he applies to find the most exciting businesses to invest in.
✓ Key technology trends.
✓ The do’s and don’ts when raising angel investment.
Take this chance to meet with Richard, have a clearer understanding of what it takes to raise investment from an angel investor and to talk to him and your fellow diners informally over dinner about what you’re working on.

Who is Richard Alvin? 
Richard Alvin is an angel Investor and founder at Audere Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specialising in investing in high growth companies in the media, technology and fashion sectors. Richard founded Audere Capital, following the trade sale of three previous businesses which he founded, wholly owned, managed and exited.

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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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.

Dine with Salone Sehgal, Principal Investor at London Venture Partners: investing in tech – women only

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Salone Sehgal is Principal Investor at London Venture Partners, a seed fund that invests early. The LVP Team has been seed investors in companies that have created approximately $14b in value. Salone is also an experienced entrepreneur and founder, having built her own VC backed business before joining London Venture Partners – this means she understands things from both side of the table!

What invest in… 
London Venture Partners is a venture capital seed fund investing in tech gaming companies, through to fantastic ideas for revolutionary games technology or services.

Their Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Supercell, Unity, NaturalMotion, Playfish, Peak, Applifier, Boomlagoon and Radiant Entertainment to name just a few.

The dinner conversation will be… 
Salone Sehgal is a leading, award-winning female in the UK tech industry. She is an experienced keynote speaker at top tech & gaming conferences across the world and has 13+ years of cross-sector experience in entrepreneurship, investment banking and corporate strategy. Take this opportunity to hear from Salone who will be sharing all on:
✓ Investing in tech.
✓ Pitfalls to avoid when growing and scaling your own tech business.
✓ Challenges women face in capital raising and team building and how to work around it.
✓ Key advice, as a women-in-tech business leader, to other female entrepreneurs.

Who is Salone Sehgal? 
Salone Sehgal is an early-stage investor in the interactive media and entertainment industry; with a focus on investment management, fund strategy & portfolio growth. She has 13+ years of cross-sector experience in entrepreneurship, investment banking and corporate strategy, with demonstrable capability in operating, evaluating and advising business. Salone’s career trajectory has traversed 5 different countries, 3 world class financial institutions, 1 entrepreneurial venture (where she raised multiple funding rounds) and 1000’s of learning opportunities.

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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Dine with Angel Investor, Michael Blakey: what makes a tech business truly investable?

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Michael Blakey is angel investor and co-founder at Avonmore Developments. Since becoming an angel investor in 2000, Michael has invested in over 25 companies in the UK and achieved 7 successful exits. During Michael’s career he’s been named ‘UK Angel Investor of the Year’ by the UK Business Angel Association, selected as one of the ‘Maserati 100’ and voted by Angels News into the list of ‘Business Angels You Should Know’.

What they invest in… 
Avonmore generally provides initial funding of £50k – £250k from its own resources, but works with a wide range of high net worth investors, family offices and venture capital funds to raise larger syndicates. They focus on early-stage and seed level investments. They usually act as lead investor and regularly invest in multiple rounds.

Their Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Reposit, The Ticket Group, Chattermill, Trouva, Bybox, OC Robotics to name just a few.

This dinner is perfect for… 
Startup founders, CEO’s and management working for tech businesses.

The dinner conversation will be… 
Michael is responsible for Avonmore’s initial investment selection, so this is a great opportunity to get face to face with Michael to hear more on:
✓ What makes a tech business truly investable to an angel investor?
✓ The differences between angel, VC and crowdfunding and which route to take.
✓ The current UK angel ecosystem and investment trends to be aware of.
✓ What criteria Avonmore look for in an investable deal.

Who is Michael Blakey? 
Michael Blakey is angel investor and co-founder at Avonmore Developments. Founded in 2000, Avonmore Developments has invested in over 25 companies in the UK and achieved 7 successful exits. Michael is not only recognised for his successful investments, but for the relentless support he gives to the founding and management teams of the companies he invests in, as well as his generous contributions over the years towards building the startup and investor ecosystem in the UK. Michael has also invested in 8 startups in Southeast Asia and recently co-founded Cocoon Capital, a SE Asian focused fund that has invested in a further 10 companies to date.

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.

#MeetandEat

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.

Dine with Angel Investor, Richard Alvin: investing in fashion, media & tech

Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet… 
Richard Alvin is an Angel Investor and Founder at Audere Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specialising in investing in high growth companies in the media, technology and fashion sectors.

What invest in… 
Richard has historically invested from £50k to £600k in media and fashion businesses. He has a ranging portfolio of invested businesses, from a live band streaming company which brings live music experiences into your living room, to a haute couture fashion company famous for making the wedding dress for Princess Diana.

Richard’s Investment Portfolio Includes… 
Richard’s portfolio includes CrimeDeter, Capital Business Media, Brighter Comms, Lewis & Oliver, SofaGig, Elizabeth Emanuel and ELA.

This dinner is perfect for… 
Business owners, CEOs and management working for disruptive fashion and media companies looking for investment.

The dinner conversation will be… 
As an active angel investor, this is a great opportunity to hear from Richard who will share all on:
✓ The key ingredients for angel investment success.
✓ What criteria he applies to find the most exciting media and fashion startups.
✓ Key technology trends in the media and fashion sectors.
✓ Key lessons learnt from investing in media and fashion business.
Take this chance to meet with Richard, have a clearer understanding of what it takes to raise investment from an angel investor and to talk to him and your fellow diners informally over dinner about what you’re working on.

Who is Richard Alvin? 
Richard Alvin is an angel Investor and founder at Audere Capital, a venture capital and private equity firm specialising in investing in high growth companies in the media, technology and fashion sectors. Richard founded Audere Capital, following the trade sale of three previous businesses which he founded, wholly owned, managed and exited.

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.

#MeetandEat

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.