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  1. “These companies are literally the economic engine of the city,” said Harrell when presenting the winner of the Best Growth Stage Startup category. The winner, restaurant and venue event management software Gather Technologies, employs over 100 in Atlanta and continues to expand quickly.

    Atlanta Startup Awards Recognizes the Ecosystem’s 2018 Rock Stars

    Hypepotamus, October 15, 2018

  2. "Companies are looking for ways to drive visibility and ease around booking events," said Ron Shah, Founder and CEO at Bizly. "Our partnership with Gather will give our users access to thousands of additional venues and a streamlined booking process which delivers efficiency and savings."

    Bizly Brings Corporate Event Expertise to the Gather Booking Network

    Business Wire, September 25, 2018

  3. The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Atlanta, Georgia.

    2019 Best Tech Startups in Atlanta

    The Tech Tribune, September 7, 2018

  4. Gather is listed in the top 500 companies in Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies 2018 list.

    Inc. 5000 List 2018

    Inc. Magazine, August 15, 2018

  5. Gather has made recent additions to their executive team, acquired the company EVENTup in June, garnered industry accolades (including recognition from the Inc. 5000 Awards), launched the Gather Booking Network, and relocated to a new office to manage a rapidly growing team. By the end of 2018, the company projects to more than double its headcount with 130 total employees.

    Gather Reaches Company Milestones

    Business Wire, August 28, 2018

  6. Wedding Spot will play an integral role in helping Gather Booking Network customers better tap into the booming wedding industry. With a network of over 12,000 potential wedding venues nationwide, Wedding Spot is the ultimate destination for couples looking to find the perfect location to celebrate.

    Wedding Spot Becomes the Newest Partner in the Gather Booking Network

    Business Wire, August 14, 2018

  7. “We are so excited to work with Gather to help propel the event industry forward, offering venues and their clients everything they need to make booking events a quick, streamlined process,” says David Adler, CEO and founder of BizBash Media.

    Gather Adds BizBash to List of Event Booking Network Partners

    FSR Magazine, July 31, 2018

  8. Gather, the leading provider of event management software, today announced the addition of BizBash, the premier outlet for fresh ideas, trends, and vendors for the event and meeting industry, to its growing partnership program, the Gather Booking Network.

    Gather Adds BizBash to Growing List of Event Booking Network Partners

    Business Wire, July 31, 2018

  9. More than $30 billion is spent annually on events and parties in the U.S. Gather’s partnership with Yelp connects restaurants and event venues with the 15+ million people looking to plan events each year.

    Partnership Connects Restaurants, Event Venues with Diners

    Hospitality Technology, July 23, 2018

  10. “We kind of fell into and uncovered what is a manual and disorganized process,” CEO and co-founder Nick Miller told TechCrunch. “On both sides of the table. For both the person planning the event but also for the folks who work at the restaurants and venues. We set out to fix the problem.”

    Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier

    TechCrunch, July 19, 2018

  11. “With the launch of our Yelp partnership, we’re bringing event management up to par with other industries, making it simple and intuitive to book, plan and execute great events.”

    Gather And Yelp Partner To Connect Diners And Planners With Restaurants And Event Venues

    Business Wire, July 19, 2018

  12. If you have a problem to solve at your business, there's probably an app for that — or some other helpful tech tool. From smart robots to savvy software, here are a few more of the many innovative solutions on the market.

    More Tech Tools

    Catering Magazine, July 3, 2018

  13. "More than 5,000 restaurants and venues across the U.S. already use Gather’s software to manage and simplify their event bookings process and, in 2017, planned and managed over 700,000 events, grossing more than $1 billion. This acquisition will provide opportunities for Gather customers to source new events business through listings in EVENTup’s unique online marketplace."

    Event Management Software Company Buys Online Marketplace

    Hospitality Tech, June 29, 2018

  14. Gather, the leading event management software platform for restaurants and venues, announced today that it has acquired EVENTup, a top online marketplace for event venues.

    Gather Acquires EVENTup, a Top Online Marketplace for Event Venues

    Business Wire, June 28, 2018

  15. “Together, we’ll be able to build on our collective momentum and redefine the planning process — driving the industry forward and helping our customers grow their events business.”

    Event Management Software Company Gather Acquires EventUp Listings Marketplace

    Skift Table, June 28, 2018

  16. "With this acquisition, Gather will now streamline the event process, offering customers both the opportunity to source event venues through EVENTup’s marketplace and then, once the venue is booked, seamlessly help them plan the logistics."

    Gather Technologies’ First Acquisition Is Chicago-Based Online Venue Marketplace EVENTup

    Hypepotamus, June 28, 2018

  17. "With Gather, they are able to respond to lead inquiries more quickly, streamline their current booking process, and better analyze how their business is performing. Gather has been a game changer for their business, resulting in more bookings (60% increase) and an incredibly fast and error-proof booking, invoicing and proposal process."

    How Ruthie's Rolling Cafe Boosted Catering Revenue Using Event Software Called Gather

    Food Truck Empire, June 14, 2018

  18. "Did you know that 20-30 percent of a restaurant’s revenue can come from private events? It may seem like a lot to take on, on top of all the day-to-day responsibilities of a restaurant, but new event management software, like Gather, can actually save about 90 percent of an event manager’s time."

    Debunking Event Management Myths (Infographic)

    Modern Restaurant Management, June 11, 2018

  19. "Atlanta-based Gather will relocate to a 31,000 square-foot office in Midtown’s 715 Peachtree. An office of that size could accommodate more than 200 people, according to real estate industry estimates."

    Software firm relocates to Midtown's 715 Peachtree, plans 100-job expansion

    Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 20, 2018

  20. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter explains how paying attention to the back-of-the-house operations is important for mobile operations as well.

    How to Leverage Technology for Food-Truck Success

    QSR Magazine, March 14, 2018

  21. "Swaying from its interpersonal roots, the hospitality industry took on tech this year in hopes of improving the experience for both the restaurant owner and customer."

    21 Trends These Executives Saw in 2017

    Inc., November 19, 2017

  22. The third annual TechTable Summit in New York brought together business leaders and industry creatives to discuss the evolving use of technology in today’s restaurant experience. Here are six important themes from the event that will continue to drive change.

    6 Takeaways from the 2017 TechTable Summit

    Skift Table, October 18, 2017

  23. "I first read about the idea of Radical Candor in Kim Scott’s First Round Review article (Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss), and it stuck with me. After reading about Kim’s success rolling the management style out across teams at multiple companies, I started to consider the positive impact it could have on our team at Gather."

    A Radical Candor Rollout: Interview with Gather

    Radical Candor, September 28, 2017

  24. In this MRM News clip, David Williams, Gather's Vice President of Sales, talks about the challenges of integrating technology within the hospitality industry and the company's mission.

    MRM News: Innovating Event Management

    Modern Restaurant Management, September 10, 2017

  25. "Any function that is core to your business should ideally be served by a permanent hire," said Alex Lassiter, co-founder and VP of customer service at software developer Gather. "For example, we're a software business, so it's very important for us to have a talented engineering team on site every day."

    Six essential steps when hiring your first employee

    CNET, September 8, 2017

  26. Fortune features the news about Gather's strategic partnership with Vista Equity Partners in their daily Term Sheet series.

    Term Sheet: Wednesday, September 6

    Fortune, September 6, 2017

  27. "In the midst of a high-growth, successful year, event management software startup Gather has made moves to expand further into the events industry — investing in further product development and growing its employee base. To do this, Gather has formalized a strategic investment with enterprise software data-focused investment firm Vista Equity Partners."

    Event Software Startup Gather Secures Strategic Investment to Power $1B In Sales This Year

    Hypepotamus, September 5, 2017

  28. “We’re fortunate to be part of Atlanta’s growing tech community and look forward to tapping into an incredibly talented pool of software engineers, sales managers and other professionals to help take Gather to the next level."

    Gather Partners with Vista Equity Partners

    PRWeb, September 5, 2017

  29. “Vista’s financial strength and software expertise will fuel Gather’s next chapter of growth, allowing us to improve our existing product and continue to help clients develop event programs that will serve as major revenue streams.”

    Vista tucks in to restaurant, venue event management software business Gather

    AltAssets, September 5, 2017

  30. To help cut through the clutter and let you decide the best option for your restaurant, Upserve has vetted dozens of products on the market, identifying industry-leading technology and teams, big and small, and carefully selected those that offer the best solution for every aspect of running a restaurant.

    A Restaurant Tech Resource Guide for Busy Restaurant Owners

    Restaurant Insider (Upserve), August 31, 2017

  31. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter breaks down how common misconceptions about events may be costing restaurants sales.

    Debunking the 4 Biggest Private Dining and Event Myths

    Food Newsfeed (FSR Magazine), August 21, 2017

  32. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter reveals how events and catering can diversify a restaurant’s revenue stream, helping it to survive in a difficult market.

    How to Save Casual Dining

    Catering Magazine, August 11, 2017

  33. This article from Gather discusses how restaurant and hospitality operators can preserve human interactions while investing in technology to make their businesses more profitable and efficient.

    3 Ways Operators Can Strike the Right Balance Between Tech and Touch

    Hospitality Technology, August 8, 2017

  34. Gather CEO and co-founder Nicholas Miller explores five reasons why philosophy majors make great entrepreneurs.

    5 Reasons Why Philosophy Majors Make Great Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneur, July 5, 2017

  35. ''With tech-savvy customers looking for more digital and streamlined processes everywhere they go, it only makes sense that restaurants would begin moving toward automation." (Sourced by Nicholas Miller, CEO and co-founder of Gather)

    Hospitality Technology: How Efficient is Too Efficient?

    Information Age, July 4, 2017

  36. "We’ve been Gather fans (and heavy users) since we opened The Garage in 2016. Being in the heart of Tech Square, we have a rare glimpse into the innovation ecosystem and the development of new technologies. Watching Gather evolve has been a real treat."

    Q&A with Gather CEO & Co-founder Nicholas Miller

    The Garage at Tech Square, May 26, 2017

  37. By hearing from candidates why they feel now is the right time to look for a new opportunity, Miller says "you can kind of parse people's motivations, but you can also get a good understanding about whether someone's really intentional about their career."

    A CEO and former Bain consultant shares his favorite job interview question

    Business Insider, May 24, 2017

  38. "Raising money is considered a crucial measure of success for any fledgling business. But it's not everything, says Nicholas Miller, the co-founder and CEO of service industry software Gather."

    A Bain employee-turned-startup-founder says money isn’t everything

    Business Insider, May 22, 2017

  39. "We have a pretty strong private-dining program, and luckily with Gather it makes everything streamlined for us because it’s done online. It’s much easier because no guest wants to deal with sending paperwork back and forth."

    How Mobile is Revolutionizing the Restaurant Experience

    FSR Magazine, May 18, 2017

  40. “Restaurants have a certain number of seats and a certain number of fixed costs. So when those seats are empty, it’s not a good thing for the business,” said Nicholas Miller, CEO of Gather, an event tech startup. “Events offer a way to spin up another revenue line and bring folks in in a different way.”

    Developing a Profitable Events Program

    Restaurant Hospitality, May 8, 2017

  41. "Nick Miller, of the restaurant software company Gather, is a co-founder and CEO who attributes his success to his education in philosophy."

    5 Reasons Why Philosophy Majors Make the Best Entrepreneurs

    Observer, May 5, 2017

  42. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter explains some habits that are actually good to pick up, from being an avid lifelong learner to a willingness to unleash creativity.

    5 Habits of Highly Successful Event Managers

    MeetingsNet, May 3, 2017

  43. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter explores seven affordable and easy-to-use apps that every restaurant manager should have in their toolbox.

    The 7 Must-Have Apps for Restaurant Managers

    Catersource, May 1, 2017

  44. "Today, Gather is the gold standard of what an event management software company should look like. When the founders came together to create the platform, they sought to build a product that people would need in five years and could develop even further five years after that. They continue to push the product by adding new features, but always keeping in mind their mission to create a simplified streamlined experience, accessible for everyone, anytime, anywhere."

    Gather Takes Event Management Software To Next Level

    Total Food Service, April 25, 2017

  45. "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.'"

    This Program "Gathers" All Your Event Details

    Bar Business Magazine, April 18, 2017

  46. "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."

    Atlanta-based Software Startup Makes Big Gains in Hospitality Business

    Atlanta Metro CEO, March 30, 2017

  47. "According to Gather, while the average party size for a full-service restaurant is 3.7 guests with an average spend of $100-500, a private event can bring in $2,500. That is 20 times more you can make than from a typical $100 ticket."

    Event Planning and Management 101 for Restaurant Owners

    Foodable Network, March 24, 2017

  48. From clunky binders to manual filing systems, far too many restaurateurs still rely on outdated management methods to plan and manage their events. Gather co-founder and senior vice president of sales Alex Lassiter explores how technology is streamlining that process, making events more enjoyable for clients and guests.

    Here’s How Tech is Helping Restaurateurs Party On

    Modern Restaurant Management, March 13, 2017

  49. "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."

    Gather Event Planning Deets through Software That’s Sweet

    Hypepotamus, July 7, 2016

  50. "'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.'"

    9 Innovative Entrepreneurs

    The Atlantan, June 1, 2016

  51. "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.'"

    Silicon Valley of the South

    Simply Buckhead, March 1, 2016

  52. "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."

    Technology Helps Organize Private Dining and Events Management

    FSR Magazine, February 9, 2016

  53. "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."

    Atlanta software startup ​Gather raises $2.5 million in venture capital

    Atlanta Business Chronicle, January 19, 2016

  54. "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.'"

    Gather raises $2.5 million to help restaurants and venues manage their events

    Venture Beat, January 19, 2016

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