Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success
This month we welcome Kevin Dorren (Diet Chef, Angel Investor)
Kevin Dorren is the founder of a number of ecommerce companies in the UK (Diet Chef and Fine Coffee Club) Diet Chef was started in 2008 and have grown organically to over £15m in revenue in its short 5 year existence. The company makes dieting easy, tasty and convenient by delivering a month worth of meals to your door that are chef prepared and calorie counted. In 2010 Piper Private Equity bought a minority equity position in the business for £3m and have worked with the founders on expanding the team, geographic reach and marketing channels. Fine Coffee club is the leading Nespresso compatible retailer in the UK with over 40,000 customers. Our range includes Rwandan, Columbian and Guatemalan single origin coffees.