Socio, the leading event management platform for organizations to optimize their live events, announced a completed raise of $6 Million in Series A funding. High Alpha Capital led the round with participation from Greenspring Associates. Mike Fitzgerald, partner at High Alpha, will join Socio’s board.
The funding will largely support two goals. First, it will help Socio rapidly grow its teams at the company’s North American headquarters in Indianapolis and EMEA office in Istanbul. Second, it will accelerate Socio’s development of new products to help customers put on successful conferences, trade shows, and internal and external meetings.
“The average B2B company spends around 22 percent of its marketing budget on events,” said Socio co-founder and CEO, Yarkin Sakucoglu. “When done right, events are the most powerful source of lead generation, brand exposure, and marketing ROI. Knowing how hard it is to execute events right, we want to give organizers a full-stack solution that simplifies their work and maximizes ROI across the entire event lifecycle.”
Along with announcing the raise, Socio also added two new products, Socio Lead Retrieval and Socio Live Display, to its event management platform. Like the Socio Event App, both products focus primarily on the in-event experience. They also align with Sakucoglu’s vision of Socio becoming “the only software event organizers need throughout the lifecycle of their events.”
Socio’s customers include names such as Google, Harvard, and Pinterest along with other major enterprises, associations, and universities. In a little over a year, its client base has grown to more than 400 customers in nearly 50 countries. Currently, the company holds a world-class NPS score of 83.
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