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Dine with Peter Dowds: on a successful exit of a marketplace business & launching business #2

at Aubaine Mayfair, West End (map)

Who's coming

  • Ben

    Founder & Managing Director, Inspire Digital

  • Greg

    Co-Founder, CMO, Inspire Digital

  • Kylie

    --, The Food Rush

  • Pete

    Founder , Elder & Mopp

  • Rachel

    Founder, Vallard Global

  • Wendy


  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Yanting

    Founder, Talent Trending Limited

  • Rebecca

    Founder, VenueScanner

  • Mike

    Cofounder, fastgardener

  • Austin

    Founder, FeedUp

  • Charlie

    co-founder, classic car labs

  • Alexander +1

    CEO, SnapBoost

  • Bill

    Partner, Ignition Law


Aubaine Mayfair

31 Dover Street, London, W1S 4ND

Started by:
Table Crowd

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a chance to meet…
Peter Dowds, ex co-founder of Mopp, an online UK service which helped homeowners find cleaners. Founded at the end of 2012, the business scaled to 60,000 customers, and from $0 to $8m turnover in just 19 months. Six months later, Peter and his fellow co-founder, decided to sell the company to US competitor - Handy, and a successful acquisition and exit then followed. Peter swiftly moved onto his next business, armed with the learning (and same co-founder!) from the first and is now focussed on Elder, a platform that provides better access to the right live-in care.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs & management level.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.

The dinner conversation will be…
Peter has hands on experience of leaving his city job to start a tech business, bootstrapping, raising capital, scaling and scaling fast and then negotiating a company buyout and exit - and all within the space of a couple of years! He will be speaking about:
✓ The story with Mopp – how they did it!
✓ Getting to an exit and why having an exit strategy is key.
✓ The post acquisition period – what happened next and how it felt!
✓ Applying the learnings to his new business – what he will do (and won’t do!) this time around.
Peter is one of TableCrowd’s earliest (and favourite!) members and has a wealth of experience to share. You’ll leave with a honest insight into his experience and with plenty of practical advice to apply to your own business.

Who is Peter Dowds?
Peter Dowds is now the co-founder of Elder, a homecare marketplace matching customers with professional carers. Peter started out as a corporate lawyer in the City but left that behind to co-found Mopp - a technology led start-up bringing domestic cleaning into the 21st Century. Founded at the end of 2012, the business scaled to 60,000 customers and from $0 to $8m turnover in just 19 months and then sold to a US competitor 6 months later.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or 2 soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

Peter Dowds is now the co-founder of Elder, the platform for the elderly generation. They have started with a homecare marketplace to match customers with professional carers for a fair price.
Peter left his city job as a corporate lawyer to co-found Mopp - a technology led start-up bringing domestic cleaning into the 21st Century.

Founded at the end of 2012, the business scaled to 60,000 customers, and from $0 to $8m turnover in just 19 months.

Along the way they raised a $1.3m seed round from a venture capital fund, and before acquisition had term sheets for a Series A. However an acquisition and eventual exit seemed the right and natural choice.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks.


Soupe du Jour

Bayonne ham, Cantalouple melon, rocket, honey & balsamic dressing

Grilled halloumi, heirloom tomatoes, chive dressing


Pan-fried sea bream, braised fennel, black olive & spring onion sauce vierge

Sun-blushed tomato & mozzarella gnocchi, butternut squash puree pesto & wild rocket

Confit chicken, mash potato, green beans, red wine jus

Sajni, one of the TableCrowd hosting team will be on hand to make sure you are welcomed through the door and introduced to the most relevant people to you.

Sajni has transitioned from cocktail waitress to investment banker and is now a tech startup geek. She enjoys meeting new people, learning and sharing ideas to make the world a better place. By day she works for Accomable, an online platform to help disabled people find accessible accommodation worldwide and in the evening she loves to host, bringing TableCrowd diners together.

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

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