Tabler: The Post-Pandemic Party App Fashion Influencers & Stars Are Using To Network Across The Globe

Tabler: The Post-Pandemic Party App Fashion Influencers & Stars Are Using To Network Across The Globe

For over a year, our social lives were stagnant due to the coronavirus. Networking took place via Zoom and partying with friends seemed like an activity of the past. But now that things are opening back up in most corners of the world, Tabler, a new app founded by brothers and entrepreneurs Deni Sebastian Eferl, 28, and Alan Amadej Eferl, 32, is aiming to ease people back into social life—and it may change our approach to partying entirely.

Deni (CEO) and Alan (COO) launched the app this January after realizing they wanted to enhance their own nightlife experiences, travel the globe and meet new people following months of lockdown.

“We built Tabler with the vision of bringing people together to share impressive experiences and lifelong memories wherever they are in the world,” Deni said. “The hope is that Tabler will give those of us who have been stuck at home a purposeful way of easing back into society.”

From the start, the two had a list of key regions they wanted to target, so this year they began a Tabler tour to promote the app. They started in Tulum and Dubai, and since early June have been stationed in Miami, where, in just a few weeks, they’ve already gained an impressive following consisting of locals, travelers, business owners, models and influencers.

By the end of 2022 they plan to expand their presence in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, in the U.S., as well as Mykonos, Southern France and Ibiza, in Europe.

How does it work? 

The way Tabler works is simple: If you are a user, or a “tabler,” you create a basic profile—like you would on Uber or LinkedIn or Hinge—you search for events with open “tables” in your area and you ask to join. Joining a Tabler table can literally mean you have a reserved seat at a table—in a club, restaurant or bar—or it can mean you have a reserved VIP spot at a private party. This week, for example, the founders hosted a “taco Tuesday” party in their Miami penthouse and listed the event on Tabler. Almost 40 people on the app saw the listing, asked to join and showed up at the party.

As hosts, Deni and Alan created the listing, reviewed each profile and accepted the users they felt comfortable with. On the app, a host can set various preferences depending on the nature of their event, such as number of guests, price commitments and even vaccination requirements—since we’re not out of the woods yet. Once the host accepts a member, the two can connect via the app’s chat feature before the event.

So, from the point of view of a user, the app is ideal for networking and finding exclusive experiences in unfamiliar areas—or even discovering secret spots you hadn’t yet visited in your city.

For venues, the experience of using the app is the same, but the benefits can be much greater. If you own a club, you likely took more than a few financial bullets during the pandemic, so your goal this summer and in the years to come is to sell as many tables as possible and fill them with people who are anxious to buy your services and have a good time. With Tabler, a person can purchase a $10,000 table with bottle service at your nightclub, list the table on the app and fill it with people who are able to chip in.

Deni said the app can also help promoters, since it gives them an easier and safer way to connect with people, ensures they have fewer cancelations and gives them the possibility of pulling in last-minute party-goers.

“We aim to aid the most loved nightlife establishments with a platform to continue marketing their business and generate revenue as we emerge from the pandemic,” Deni said.

He explained that while some users may initially be skeptical about sharing their profile with strangers or attending a party with people they don’t know, that is exactly what we’ve been doing over the past several years with social media, remote jobs and video conferencing programs.

“You meet interesting people on Tabler, get to know them and their hobbies through messaging beforehand and meet them in a safe public environment with other like-minded users at the table,” Deni said. “In the end, everyone is there for the same reason.”

The founders have received plenty of user feedback since the launch of Tabler, and overall, users are happy with the experiences the app has led them to. “We found that while some users may be intimidated, the chance to find unique connections, new friends and a good party is extremely worth it,” Deni said. 

Alan described Tabler as “a hospitality marketplace for sharing and inviting people to gatherings of all types.” He said their goal is to get locals, visitors and business owners with the app to “curate their groups, fill empty spaces and seats with new interesting people, share costs and enjoy exclusive tables at the best clubs, dinners, rooftops, homes, boat parties and private events worldwide.”

Who is using Tabler?

Deni said he and Alan didn’t launch Tabler with a specific consumer in mind, rather, they believe their app can change the way people from all walks of life socialize in our fast-paced digital world.

“In the end, our users are going to ‘make’ the app,” Deni said. “We aim to connect people from all kinds of backgrounds: from students who want to save money to entrepreneurs who want to share the costs and network, celebrities who want to go out with fans and members of the LGBTQ+ community who want to raise awareness and meet new people.”

Having said that, because of how lavish Tabler’s recent events have been, the founders have drawn in a pretty elite crowd. 

Celebrities who have partied with Tabler include models Leanna Bartlett and Natalia Barulich, fashion entrepreneur Hofit Golan, DJ Carnage, fitness stars Jessica Arevalo and Bruna “Bru” Luccas, influencer Funky Matas, TV host and model Julieta Rodriguez, celebrity choreographer Anze Skrube—who has performed with Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Usher—and various Instagram personalities.

The brains behind Tabler 

Prior to launching Tabler, Alan owned various businesses, and Deni had a government-associated corporate job. Though they didn’t have much experience in tech, they had an idea about how to run a company, and most importantly, they were experts in traveling, networking and living the adventurous lifestyle that inspired—and is now at the very core of—their brand.

They also had each other. Deni said it was never really their plan to work together, but they knew that if they ever chose to pursue a joint project, they would complement each other well. Deni described his older brother as having a “multimillion-dollar mindset,” one that always has him reaching for more. He, on the other hand, sees himself as more down to earth, though equally hungry for success.

Earlier this year, the founders were able to secure initial investments through word of mouth, social media advertising and partnerships with models, influencers and creators.

Tabler’s series-A investment round will launch in September with the hope of securing $4 million with a post-money valuation of $30 million.

It’s the founders’ passion for globetrotting and their sincere goal of creating a global Tabler community that has pulled users and investors in from day one. In the past couple of months, they have already reached users in over 70 countries and are set to reach over 50,000 by the end of this year.

So, is Tabler the future of partying? It could be. 

“Right now, the nightlife and hospitality sector is outdated, and Tabler is bringing it to the next level,” Deni said. “Digitalizing nightlife with a one-click sharing solution to bring the party to you is Tabler’s goal and links the digital world that we’re all so attached to, with reality.”

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