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May 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Founders Network London: Fireside Chat with Tim Jackson on Startups, Roundtable with Angel Investors and VCs


130 Wood St, London EC2V 6DL
London, EC2V 6DL United Kingdom


Founders Network
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We are delighted to announce that Tim Jackson will be our keynote speaker for our monthly session at Founders Network.  For any start up Founder this is not one to be missed.

Tim Jackson, General Partner at Walking Ventures

Tim Jackson is a CEO coach, investor, entrepreneur and tech commentator. He is a general partner at Walking Ventures, and has been an active early-stage investor since 2000 and an advisor and non-executive director to a number of private companies, and coaches a number of founders and CEOs who have raised rounds between $1m and $20m.

Tim served as managing director of a $700m European technology venture fund formed by the Carlyle Group, a US private equity firm. Formerly he was a founder and chief executive of QXL (NASDQ:QXLC), which was sold in 2007 for $1.9 billion. Tim wrote a weekly technology column for the Financial Times for seven years, was previously on the staff of The Economist, and served as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief in Tokyo and Brussels. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford, and is the author of three business books. 

Founders Network is a private membership for Founders who want to help each other.  Members are welcome as well as their guests. If you have never been you are welcome to attend as a non-member as long as an invitation has been received or approved by a current member.

You can register on Eventbrite as a non-member, but please not it will only be accepted if you are a full-time tech Founder, prospective attendees will be vetted. Any questions on your attendance please contact minjung@foundersnetwork.com  



  • 6:30 – 7:10 pm || Arrive and Socialise
  • 7:10 – 7:15 pm || Opening Remarks by Michael Blakeley
  • 7:15 – 7:20 pm || Intro to Tim Jackson
  • 7:20 – 7:50 pm || Fireside chat / Q&A 
  • 7:50 – 8:00 pm || Introduction to a VC.
  • 8:00 – 8:50 pm || Peer-2-Peer Start-up Speed Wins
    – Elevator Pitch, ask for assistance from your peers and give back to others.
  • 8:50 – 9:00 pm || Closing announcements
  • 9:00 – 9:30 pm || Attendees are welcome to stay and continue conversations on we will head to a nearby pub to continue.

Our events are for tech startup founders only. Please only RSVP if this applies to you. Registrants will be checked.


Buzzacott (130 Wood St, London EC2V 6DL)
Phone: 020 7556 1200


If you are interested in learning more about Founders Network, please request an invitation to join. And if you are not a current member, or have not been nominated for a membership, please join the event to meet your potential nominator.


Registration will be closed at 11:30 pm on Monday, 6th of May.


130 Wood St, London EC2V 6DL
London, EC2V 6DL United Kingdom


Founders Network
View Organizer Website


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