An Insightful Discussion: Robin Klein from LocalGlobe and Steve O’Hear from TechCrunch at Startup Grind London

**Description – Start of Party featuring Robin Klein and Steve O’Hear**

Welcome to the annual Summer Startup Party, hosted by Startup Grind. Join us for an exciting evening filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks, amazing music, and incredible people to network with.

During this event, we’ll be featuring a captivating fireside chat with special guests Robin Klein and Steve O’Hear from TechCrunch.

Robin Klein, often referred to as the godfather of Europe’s venture scene, has played a pivotal role in the success of numerous impactful private businesses in London over the past two decades. As a co-founder of The Accelerator Group (TAG) and a General Partner at LocalGlobe, Robin’s extensive experience as an early-stage investor in companies like Transferwise,, and Zoopla has made him a prominent figure in the venture capital industry. [^1^]

Steve O’Hear, a well-known technology journalist at TechCrunch, focuses on covering European startups, companies, and products. Apart from his impressive journalism career, Steve also has a background in entrepreneurship, having co-founded Beepl, a startup that was later acquired by Brand Embassy. With his extensive knowledge in the startup ecosystem, Steve has contributed to various publications, including The Guardian and ZDNet. [^2^]

Join us as Robin and Steve delve into fascinating discussions about startups, investing, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insights from these industry experts.

Tags: startups, investing, venture capital, robin klein, steve o’hear, techcrunch, interview, localglobe, index ventures, exits, acquisitions, entrepreneurship, startup

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Startup Grind is hosting the annual Summer Startup Party. Food, drinks, cool music and great people to meet.

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.

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