It’s hard to believe that it’s been two and half years since Alex, Tom and I set up our first customer* on Gather. Since then, we’ve continuously improved our industry-leading event management software, assembled an amazing team (we’re hiring!), and grown our customer base from one…to hundreds…to thousands of venues & restaurants across the U.S.
But we’re just getting started.
Today I’m excited to announce that Gather has raised $2.5M from an awesome group of investors. The funding round was led by Ryan Floyd of Storm Ventures, with participation from Jonathon Triest & Brett DeMarrais of Ludlow Ventures and Nick Romano (Founder/CEO of SignUp4). I don’t think we could have found investors more aligned with our goals and mission – Ryan has been at the forefront of Software-as-a-Service since 2001, Jonathon & Brett have great instincts for design and user experience (and they’re truly interesting guys), and Nick is a rare expert on the complicated and multi-faceted events industry. We’re excited to have them on our team.
We’re also excited to use this funding to move faster. While we didn’t need to take on additional funding – we’ve been profitable for some time now – we see an opportunity to accelerate efforts in line with our mission: to simplify event planning for venues and their customers through amazing, user-friendly software. This funding will help us release product updates and improvements at a faster rate, and will allow us the opportunity to work on some new, top-secret projects that we think our customers will love.
On behalf of the team, we are humbled and excited to start the next chapter of our business. There is plenty more to come from Gather, as we’re just at the beginning of our journey. Stay tuned!
*If you’re curious, our first customer was (and still is) Murphy’s in Atlanta – thanks Tom & Jennifer!