Elance is the world's leading platform for online work. Today over 800,000 businesses and 2.8 million freelancers use Elance in over 170 countries.
Innovative global enterprises, small businesses and startups tap into the Elance talent pool, building teams from software engineers, application developers and web and graphic designers to copywriters, market researchers, data scientists, social media marketers and more. Over 1 million freelance jobs are completed through Elance annually.
Robyn is the founder of Dattch, the first dating app designed for women that lets lesbian, bisexual and curious women connect. Prior to Dattch she spent 5 years working at branding agency Calling Brands.
Dattch has been designed exclusively for women and optimised around female behaviour, with verified accounts from day 1, Pinterest style profiles and an absolute focus on making it as easy as possible for women to get talking. In her spare time Robyn co-organises the London division of Geek Girl Meetup.
Dave leads Badoo's product strategy and execution on web. He is a passionate data-driven geek with 14 years experience in media and online industries. Dave's previous achievements include digital strategy for the Daily Mail, Hachette/Hearst and BBC iPlayer.
Badoo makes it fun to connect with new people in your area to chat, meet-up or make new friends. The users of Badoo generates 563 million daily profile views, 10 million daily matches and 200 million USD in yearly revenues. Mobile grew by 69% last year, surpassing web in both number of users and revenues. As a freemium social network we offer a wide range of free services, plus paid special features to help you meet even more new people.
Badoo was launched in 2006, and is now one of the leading social networks in Europe and South America. We have 202 million users, with close to 100,000 new sign-ups every day. People use Badoo to find new friends in 239 countries and 44 languages. Badoo has 250 employees and is based in London, with offices in Moscow and San Francisco.
Samir El-Alami is a performance marketing aficionado – with extensive experience marketing for start-ups small and large alike. Director of online marketing for Lovestruck, previously from badoo, Samir likes quality disruptive products with high growth potential. He also likes skittles… a share-bag a day keeps the dentist in pay.
Lovestruck is an award-winning hyper-local premium dating service in the UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Boasting web, native apps, mobile web, and offline events, Lovestruck is the de facto choice for time poor city professionals looking to meet amazing people. A great success story from the Silicon roundabout, Lovestruck was recently recognised at Deloitte’s 5th fastest growing tech company in the UK.
'Chew The Fat' is a monthly series of conversations with high profile entrepreneurs, founders, VC's and generally epic people, designed to stimulate, motivate and inspire!
Adding to our existing roster of tech events (Silicon Drinkabout, Don't Pitch Me Bro, and Digital Sizzle), we'd like to welcome you all to 3beards' fourth event, 'Chew The Fat' - crafted to feed your brain and to get to the meat of the matter...
Each event will have 2 interviewers stepping into the hot seat:
We're bringing you face-to-face with the people that inspire, invest and drive all of us on to bigger and better things - and we expect you to be ready with questions of your own!
Here at 3beards, we know there's nothing like experiencing something first-hand - so we thought we'd bring you someone new and exciting each month, to open up the stories behind the people behind the headlines we all read daily.
Of course there'll be the customary 3beards hospitality with complimentary drinks included.
Come along, be inspired, be inquisitive, and most importantly Chew The Fat.
3beards is a content, promotion and events company. Sounds a bit dull and corporate, but there it is. We felt that 'Community Firestarter-enablers' sounded a bit overblown. We run the weekly Silicon Drinkabout in London, which has this year expanded to Copenhagen, Manchester and also Amsterdam. In addition to this we also run a monthly event called Don't Pitch Me Bro, all about startups demoing their products in order for the crowd to give constructive feedback. Lastly we run a larger quarterly event called Digital Sizzle, which takes a different form each time...