Events marketplace REVL has announced the closure of a €2.77 million seed funding round. The investors are undisclosed, but REVL stated that the financing round was supported by private investors. The fresh capital will be used to support app launch and expansion across the UK.
REVL is a transformative lifestyle and events brand. The company’s mission is to transform the events app space, with the most compelling usability, an innovative revenue model and a brand people will love.
The app just launched out of stealth mode and helps UK consumers discover more events, shows and performers, while providing a platform for institutions to broadcast their events. To date, REVL has collaborated with over 600 brand partners, including The O2, Wembley Stadium, British Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, and the V&A, along with 17 ticketing partners. UK’s events industry market is estimated at €48.4bn. Overall, REVL launches with over 130,000 events on the platform covering more than 40,000 venues.
Brandon Stephens, Co-Founder and CEO: “The UK has the most vibrant event scene in Europe, but keeping up with what’s going on is challenging and time-consuming. With REVL, we want to ensure that whether it’s quiz night at your local pub or your favorite global-touring artist coming to town, everyone knows about the experiences and events that matter to them.”
Key features of the app include REVL PLAYlists, which enable users to follow their favourite venues, teams, artists and performers, or explore curated recommendations. Users also have access to a live newsfeed to stay up-to-date with the latest event announcements, and a ticket comparison engine to ensure they’re getting the best price.
REVL was created in 2015 in London by Silicon Valley expats, and husband and wife duo. Brandon Stephens is the founder of Europe’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla, and Jennifer Roebuck, previously was Multi-Channel Marketing Director at French Connection. They are joined by fellow co-founder and technology recruitment entrepreneur Aryn Hurst-Clark.