Summer Startup Party with Robin Klein (UK's godfather of VC) & Steve O'Hear (TechCrunch)

Wework Moorgate - 1 Fore Steet London, EC2Y 5EJ London
Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

Startup Grind is hosting the annual Summer Startup Party. Food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet. In addition, we'll also be highlighting London's most notable startups. 

Our signature fireside chat will be with Robin Klein & Steve O'Hear (TechCrunch).

Robin Klein is often described as godfather of Europe’s venture scene: as cofounder of The Accelerator Group (TAG) in 1995, and an early stage investor in the likes of Transferwise,,, Love Film, Zoopla and Agent Provocateur, he has catalysed the success for some of London’s most impactful private businesses over the past two decades. He is General Partner at LocalGlobe and was a venture partner at Index Ventures (until 2015). Prior to joining Index, Robin co-founded The Accelerator Group, with his son Saul. Prior to investing he built and sold a number of businesses, the last of which was the Innovations Group. He sits on the board of several companies, and conducted the first documented e-commerce transaction in the UK in 1995.

Steve O'Hear is best known as a TechCrunch technology journalist, where he focuses on European startups, companies and products. In June 2011, Steve took a break from journalism to co-found the London and Prague-based startup Beepl. In his role as CEO, he helped the company raise its first VC round, along with seeing the Question & Answer site through development, and a high profile public launch. In November 2012, Beepl was acquired by Brand Embassy. Along with TechCrunch, Steve has written for numerous publications, including ZDNet (where he wrote the well-respected blog ‘The Social Web’), The Guardian, Macworld, TES, Last100 and ReadWriteWeb. He also wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Silicon Valley documentary ‘In Search of the Valley’, which was released in September 2006. In recognition of his contribution to e-learning, Steve was made a fellow of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in 2002. From 2004 to 2005 he served on the Board of Governors for the University of East London.

Join us on June 13 and come meet Robin & Steve in person. Who knows what happens when they will like your startup. By the way, let us know if you would like to showcase your startup. Come and join the fun!


  • Steve O’Hear

    Steve O’Hear


    Entrepreneur + Journalist

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  • Robin Klein

    Robin Klein


    Founding Partner

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  • When

    Thursday, Jul 13
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (BST)


    Wework Moorgate
    1 Fore Steet LondonEC2Y 5EJ

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