When COVID-19 shattered the economies in early 2020 and introduced the world to standstill, startups throughout the UK had been in fixed strain to make onerous selections to remain alive and with world restrictions, this meant rapidly adapting and pivoting
UK-based occasion administration platform, EventsCase was one in all them who confronted the impression. However appears to be like just like the London-headquartered firm got here out sturdy and has just lately raised £3.5 million in Collection A funding. The spherical was led by a mixture of new and current traders, together with Haibun Companions and Neil MacDougall, Chairman of the British Personal Fairness and Enterprise Capital Affiliation. The startup will use the funding to develop in Europe.
Pivoted throughout COVID-19
Based in 2012, EventsCase makes it straightforward for organisers to launch and handle occasions of all sizes, providing instruments for constructing web sites and apps, attendee registration, networking, e-mail advertising and gamification by a single platform. After COVID-19 introduced a sudden drop in gross sales because of the limitations on bodily gatherings, EventsCase managed to diversify its core enterprise by rapidly introducing a number of recent options for working digital occasions.
Now boasting choices for stay streaming, internet hosting content material on-demand and video networking, the corporate is reaching tens of hundreds of digital attendees each month and has put itself on target for a powerful 100% development yr on yr. In response to the corporate press launch, EventsCase is utilized by the likes of Audi, Santander and the United Nations – that misplaced 75% of our gross sales in 10 weeks because of the restrictions on bodily occasions.
The corporate is now poised to capitalise on the evolution of hybrid occasions, the place audiences are given the choice of attending in-person or on-line.
Jose Bort, Co-Founder and CEO of EventsCase, stated: “From seeing 75% of our gross sales vanish within the 10 weeks main as much as April, it’s wonderful to suppose that we’re now in a greater place than we had been pre-COVID. “This yr has introduced no finish of challenges, however we’ve emerged stronger, with larger capabilities and in a extra aggressive place. We are able to already envisage internet hosting occasions with 100,000 attendees and an additional a million accessing stay streams.”
Hiring and tech improvement symbolize two of the largest focuses for EventsCase going ahead because it appears to be like to satisfy the present ranges of demand for digital options. A lot of the brand new expertise might be located on the firm’s tech hubs in Barcelona, Madrid and Castellon de la Plana, with others based mostly at its workplaces in New York, Dubai and London.