VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 16, 2011 – QuickMobile, the global leader of mobile solutions for the meetings and events industry, today announced that it has closed a $2.3 million round of funding. The investment, a combination of debt and equity from angel investors, will be used to support new product development, innovation and to expand QuickMobiles customer base internationally. QuickMobile is on pace in 2011 to record a 500 percent increase in bookings compared to 2010.
Already the market leader in mobile event management, QuickMobile is continuing its rapid growth by adding significant new Fortune 100 clients quarter after quarter, said investor Steve Harmer. QuickMobile has the right team, strategy and solutions to clearly stand out in this rapidly evolving mobile application space.
Meeting Planners Clamoring For Eco-Friendly and Interactive Replacement for the Paper Event Guide
We have seen exponential growth over the last year as meeting planners have moved away from traditional print-?based media and adopted our mobile conference app to fully leverage the ubiquity and interactive capabilities of mobile devices, said Patrick Payne, chief executive officer of QuickMobile. As evidenced by our growth, both conference organizers and meeting attendees are looking for more efficient tools and environmentally friendly solutions to their static event program guides. Our apps are much more than simple replacements for the paperbound agenda, providing an unprecedented level of interactivity, connectivity and engagement while also dramatically reducing paper and printing.
QuickMobile Leads Early Adoption of Mobile Event Apps
In the United States alone there are 1.8 million meetings per year with more than 205 million attendees. The size of the market and ever-increasing reliability on mobile technology, coupled with the fact that less than 10% of events use mobile applications, creates a major opportunity for QuickMobile.
Payne added, The growing reliability on mobile devices and increased usage of social media is changing the way event planners and organizers use technology for managing their events. This new investment will help us capitalize on the growing market for mobile apps, allowing us to pursue and fund our aggressive growth strategy.
QuickMobile Delivers Engaging Mobile Applications for Events of All Sizes
QuickMobiles mobile meeting applications vary in complexity, customization, interactivity and features. Based on the needs of individual customers, QuickMobile can develop a branded, highly-?customized, robust application for events of all sizes and budgets. Among other features, the apps include social media tools, real-time content updating, surveys, audio and video streams and game-?style incentives and are available for nearly every mobile device and operating system. In addition to expanding its customer base, QuickMobile continues to generate an 85% renewal rate from its global customers such as Accenture, Cisco, Dell, Disney, World Economic Forum, Global Business Travel Association, Google, Hilton Worldwide, Intel, Microsoft, PhocusWright, SAP, Salesforce.com, and the San Francisco, Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals.
Among the features available in QuickMobile’s custom applications are the following:
- Mobile analytics and instant user feedback, so that clients can understand end-?user behavior
- Mobile sponsorship and advertising
- Integrated Social Networking Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, FourSquare and others
- PUSH messaging
- Program guides or event schedules
- Personal scheduling
- Speaker and Attendees Lists
- Participant messaging
- City Guides
- Surveys, polling and real-time audience interaction
- mCommerce capabilities
- Personalization and privacy setting
- User-?generated content such as Photo Gallery and speak-out boards
Designed for today's mobile-savvy attendee, QuickMobile’s mobile app and analytics platform creates meaningful and lasting experiences. QuickMobile helps its customers deliver personalized, productive and fully-integrated events and meetings–across the enterprise and beyond–that captivate and engage attendees. With unparalleled expertise and a commitment to best practices, QuickMobile has helped thousands of high-performance organizations around the world transform their meetings and events. QuickMobile’s head office is located in Vancouver, Canada.