May 1, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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London's leading get-together for entrepreneurs only. Following an incredible first event and fantastic subsequent feedback I'm thrilled to announce (some of) the line-up for the 2nd sailing of London's Failboat, and open invitations to take the first presenter spot!
7:00pm - Arrive, grab a beer, have a mingle.
7:15pm - Lukas Fittl: How we allowed sales, fundraising and M&A to derail our startup, despite knowing better. After 18 months we open-sourced the technology behind Efficient Cloud. This is a post-mortem on what went wrong.
7:45pm - Dan Hill & me: How and why we failed to become Airbnb. At the point of acquisition, Crashpadder was a tiny fraction of the size of Airbnb despite founding at a similar time. We're going to do our best to explain why.
//BREAK - pizza and beers. //
8:45pm - William Reeve, founder of LOVEFiLM & now on the board of numerous companies including Graze.com, Oxalyst, Paddy Power, Secret Escapes, and Zoopla. William will be talking about how LOVEFiLM, despite a $300m exit to Amazon, failed to put smiles on the faces of its founders, management or investors. I can't wait!