Gather also builds a database of customers. "You can pull in relevant information about them too, like favorite drink, booking history..." says Lassiter, noting it's one of his favorite features. "Making those little connections is what hospitality is all about."
We’re familiar with uniquely Southern hot spots around Atlanta like Ford Fry, Empire State South, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Kevin Gillespie’s restaurants and Buckhead Life group’s restaurants. And while they are all successful dining destinations featuring some of the country’s top chefs, they also have something else in common—they are all working one of the leading event management software companies in the nation, Atlanta’s own software startup, Gather.
They say that all of the fun happens after the planning ends. However, that shouldn’t be the case. Gather is here to add the fun back into event planning by putting your venue’s event calendar — and every detail that comes with it — all under one roof.
'We have a very passionate team at Gather, and I’m inspired when I see our employees take so much ownership and pride in the product we’ve created,' says Lassiter. 'Nick, Tom and I obviously love what we do—but seeing our employees love Gather is truly inspiring.'
Over the next five years, Miller says they hope to continue to expand their users and help drive more customers to their clients. 'We also want to serve the event planners,' he says, 'and help them find our customers.'
Christina Teran, Sage’s corporate director of sales and marketing, had positive memories of Gather, a Cloud-based private dining and events management software, from a previous role, and immediately saw its fit in the company’s unique structure. In December, Sage established Gather at 10 of its locations.
Atlanta startup Gather has raised $2.5 million to help restaurants and venues manage and grow their private events business. About 20 percent to 30 percent of a typical full-service restaurant's revenue is generated from private events, Gather CEO Nick Miller said.
Gather announced that it has raised $2.5 million in new funding to help restaurants and venues manage their events. Led by Storm Ventures, the investment will be used to not only improve the product, but also accelerate development of certain 'top-secret projects.'