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Tech Tastes Wine

Wednesday 5 August 2015



Tech Tastes Wine brings together tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts for tech talks and tastings. Tech Tastes Wine founder, Mrs. Plentz, chooses wineries and importers of fine and natural wines that have an interesting story to tell. Participants learn about wine production methods, economics, and wine history as much as varietals. "We see wine in a broader context: it is culture, history, geography. We go beyond organoleptic appreciation. We learn about wines and meet influential professionals, investors, and founders from digital and tech companies in the food, fashion, and wine industries.”  

Join us for an evening of talks on leadership and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. And...sample fabulous wines from the US, all in the company of the loveliest, smartest, crowd in London. Follow us @TechTastesWine

7:00 Introduction to The Collective Investment Fund by Arnie Sriskhandaraja, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Collective Group.

7:10 Introduction to the wines to be sampled through the evening. We will announce Fall speakers' lineup, wines, and wineries. Members' are welcome to publicise their own events and make other announcements to promote their services and products. Please email us before the event with details.

7:15 Talk by Techstars Director Tak Lo: On Leadership

7:35 Q&A and short break

8:00 Talk by Michael Buckworth, Managing Partner of Buckworth Law: Raising Equity Finance through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme for investors and founders.

8:20 Q&A and networking

9:00 End

Our Speakers:

Tak Lo is currently Director at Techstars London, his role includes selection of startups, advisory to founders selected to the program, and running workshops.

He is an active member of the London and NYC startup communities. He founded and mentored startups on both sides of the Atlantic.

He traveled the world in his entrepreneurial career – as management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, as an investment banker at Nomura, and is a US Army veteran. A graduate from the London Business School and the University of Chicago, he writes regularly at, a blog that offers great insights in the mind of a founder/entrepreneur/investor.

Raising SEIS Investment

Michael Buckworth will discuss why SEIS is one of the most generous tax incentive schemes for investors in startups in the world and why every entrepreneur and angel investor needs to know about it.

Michael Buckworth set up Buckworths in 2011, a law firm in London working exclusively with startups. Buckworths is highly sought after as the number 1 advisor for startups based in the London market and startups seeking to move to the UK. The firm advises clients from a range of business sectors including tech, fintech and retail. Prior to that Michael worked for top tier US firms, Shearman & Sterling and Cleary Gottlieb focussing on M&A and Emerging Markets. Outside the office Michael regularly hosts lectures and seminars as an expert on startup law and is entrepreneur in residence at LSBU.

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Event details

Wednesday 5 August 2015
19:00 to 21:00
Tutored tasting
Booking required
Venue details
14, Bedford Square London London