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Announcing our Acquisition of EVENTup: The Next Phase of Gather

By Nick Miller | < 1 min read

It’s been five years since Alex, Tom and I launched Gather, and it’s both exciting and humbling to reflect on how our company has grown and evolved in that time. 

More than 5,000 restaurants and venues across the U.S. use our software to manage (and grow) their events business; in 2017 alone, they planned and managed over 700,000 events, grossing more than $1 billion. We’ve attracted attention from some of the industry’s top minds, and last year announced a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners. We’ve grown from three guys in my living room to more than 80 amazing employees (and we’re still hiring!), and have built and maintained a fun, hard-working culture that I’m so proud of.

Today, I’m thrilled to share another milestone for our company: we are welcoming EVENTup into the Gather family. EVENTup has built a top marketplace for event spaces and venues, connecting millions of event planners to over 7,500 event spaces and venues in more than 300 cities across the country. Like us, they are committed to the mission of making event planning simple, intuitive and fun. Together, we will serve over 12,500 restaurants, event spaces, and venues, connecting our customers to millions of planners throughout the U.S. to grow their events business.

And this is only the beginning! Gather is always looking for ways to continue improving our product and, with our investment in EVENTup, we’re excited to explore opportunities to develop new, integrated offerings that support our customers in growing their events programs.

This is an exciting day for Gather, our new EVENTup colleagues, our customers, and the event industry as a whole. We’ve come a long way in five years, and I feel confident that the next five will take us even further. Stay tuned!

Nick Miller
Co-founder and CEO

Nick is Co-founder and CEO at Gather. Prior to starting Gather, Nick was a strategy consultant at Bain, worked with an early-stage local commerce startup, and studied philosophy at UNC (Go Heels!). He enjoys playing tennis, drinking red wine and hanging with his wife, Laura, and dog, Rupert.

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