TableCrowd's dinner with Head of Downing Ventures

Date: 17-May-17 to 17-May-17
Location: Vinoteca / London / United Kingdom
Category: Education

They focus their investments around consumer internet & mobile, enterprise software, defence and security technology and financial technology businesses, seeking to invest between £100k and £1m per company. Standout recent investments include Habu, Live Better With, Miappi, Glisser and Flock to name just a few. Matt is keen to talk up the UK tech scene and to highlight why now is a good time for VC’s to invest in UK tech businesses – and how to attract that investment for your business.

This dinner is perfect for...
Business owners and CEOs.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.

The dinner conversation will be…
Matt’s career has focussed fully on venture capital so he is therefore perfectly placed to speak about:
✓ Why now is a good time to invest in UK Tech – and how to attract that investment.
✓ Why the UK tech scene will survive brexit.
✓ The key criteria that makes your business an investable proposition.
✓ How to get on the radar of a VC firm or investor.
Expect an overview of the UK investment scene plus the chance to speak directly with the head of a VC firm, as well as your peers, informally over dinner.

Who is Matt Penneycard?
Matt joined Downing in 2014 to head up Downing Ventures. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Law, Matt started his career in venture capital as one of the early hires at Octopus Investments in 2002. After four years with Octopus and two years at Hermes Private Equity, Matt moved to the US in 2009 and co-founded DTI Capital, a technology focused VC investment firm based out of New York. Matt has been an active angel investor in the UK and US early-stage technology sectors.

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


Matt Penneycard

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