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Dine with Freelancer: from tech startup to IPO, with plenty of growth hacking inbetween

at The Happenstance, The City (map)

Who's coming

  • Andy

    Co founder, Loveandfriends

  • Duncan

    2 x co-founder in IT & HealthTech

  • Michael

    Counsel, Shepherd and Wedderburn

  • Warren

    COO, TrafficLight Solutions

  • Gintare

    CEO & Co-Founder, Amberoot

  • Aidan

    CEO, Cofounder, JobLab

  • Jeremy

    Head of Commercial and Customer Success, Buto, The professional video platform

  • Host

    Co Founder, TableCrowd Talent

  • Michele

    COO, Debut

  • Iris

    Founder, Solely Original

  • Nicolas

    Life & Strategy Coach

  • Joe

    Regional Director, Europe,

  • Lauren

    Consultant, LTI Solutions

  • Suren

    CEO & Founder 10i Group , 10i

  • Olivia

    Associate, ShareStyle

  • Nuno +1

    Co-Founder, Rockstar Hubs International


The Happenstance

Modern European
1a Ludgate Hill, London, United Kingdom, EC4M 7AA


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Join us for dinner, drinks & a chance to meet fellow entrepreneurs, followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with Joe Griston, Director of People and Talent at Freelancer.

Over dinner and a few glasses of wine, Joe will share the Freelancer story, from tech startup, onto their growth path, through to IPO - their market cap is around $700 million today. He’s passionate about growth and will share some great insights about the various techniques used by Freelancer.

He might even share how a dinner party changed his life, something close to our hearts!

If you don’t know Freelancer, it’s an online freelancing and crowd-sourcing platform. Joe leads people operations globally for the site that boasts over 18.5 million registered users and 460 staff globally in 6 locations (from 10 staff in 1 office!)

Take this chance to meet Joe and to talk to him over dinner about what you're working on.

Price includes private dining experience with after dinner speaker, 2 course dinner with wine and highly curated and relevant networking.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett (Get Taxi!) on first download of the app. Details on the night.

Joe leads the people and recruitment globally at, the worlds largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace with over 18.5 million users. He's taken the company from a tech start-up through a hugely successful IPO to now experiencing massive scale whilst dominating the globe in their market. Responsible for growing the company from 10 employees in 1 office to 460 of the worlds best Software Engineers, Data Scientists and Product Managers in Sydney, Manila, London, Vancouver, Buenos Aires and Jakarta.

A Computer Science graduate now specialising in people and operational management at scale. Most recently leading, influencing and educating others concerning recruitment strategy, talent management, staff attraction, staff retention, on-boarding, learning and organisational development and establishing and maintaining culture, including advanced HR practices. is not just a technical company creating a product. From helping entrepreneurs build businesses to partnering with NASA, the company allows massive employment, income and opportunity in developing nations and leading industries alike.

They tweet: @freelancer

Please update your dietary requirements in your profile if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergies.

Delicious 2 course dinner with wine.


Chicken satay, peanut sauce

Prawn lollipops, sweet chilli & soy

Salted ricotta, summer beets, toasted almonds (v)

Crispy squid, lemon mayonnaise


Thai coconut curry with chicken, basmati rice

Cheese burger, 8oz british beef, lettuce, tomato, mayo & chips

Quinoa bowl, avocado, edamame beans, spinach, pomegranate, lemon (v)

Fish pie, cheddar potato crust

This dinner is hosted by one of TableCrowd's wonderful hosts. She'll be looking after you on the night.

For any advance questions about this dinner, it is best to reach us at

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