BlaBlaCar, flexible childcare, Dubai-based seed investors – Next week’s dinners at TableCrowd

You may have heard the name ‘BlaBlaCar’ bandied around at the moment and it certainly is a company that’s made us sit up and listen, did you see that they just raised $200m? Next week, we’re lucky enough to have Daniel Benamran, the UK Country Manager of dining with us at one our new venues, Mas Q Menos. Alternatively, come and join the conversation about flexible childcare on Tuesday night at The Green, or why not swing by on Wednesday night to dine with Sheena Morjaria from TIS Ventures, a Dubai-based venture capital fund that invests in the UK, Middle East and India? Phew, a busy week ahead!

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A slightly different style of dinner this time, with an open discussion about co-working spaces and the future of childcare. The lack of affordable and flexible childcare options in the UK is an ongoing problem, and Ann Nkune from Bloomsbury Beginnings, who runs parent workspace sessions, and Leo Wood, director of Winkley Studios and Cooks Yard coworking spaces and PlayPen, a weekly cowork&crèche session, will be with us to lead the discussion about workspace providers and child-friendly businesses. Come along to network and share ideas about this relevant topic for parents and businesses alike.
Dinner is at 6:45pm on Tuesday 29 September at The Green, Clerkenwell.

Dine with TIS Ventures, seed investors in UK, Middle East & India
We’re so pleased that Sheena Morjaria, Managing Partner of TIS Ventures, will be providing an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A at dinner whilst she is in town for a couple of days from Dubai. She will be talking about when she invests, the differences between the markets in the UK, Middle East and India, as well as the strategic advantages of having an investor across multiple regions. Get face time with Sheena at this dinner and discuss some of the ideas you’ve been working on.
Dinner is at 6:45pm on Wednesday 30 September at Lima Floral, Covent Garden

Dine with BlaBlaCar – 20 million members in 18 countries (*hot off the press, just raised $200m)
Daniel Benamran, BlaBlaCar‘s UK Country Manager,  will be sharing their story, expansion strategy and how the company plans to continue to grow to gain global control and domination of the car sharing market. Daniel’s experiences bring him a global vision of the challenges inherent to scaling a business. This dinner will be an amazing opportunity to network with others in the sharing industry as well as talk to Daniel informally over a delicious dinner.
Dinner is at 6:45pm on Wednesday 30 September at Mas Q Menos, The City

Take a look at the full list of upcoming TableCrowd dinners here.

For those of you who are new to TableCrowd – take a quick gander at our video to see what it’s like when you join us for dinner:

 

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