Thailand: InVent leads series A round in event management platform

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Event Pop Holdings, a Bangkok-based end-to-end event management platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in series A financing round led by SET-listed Intouch Holdings Pcl through its venture capital arm InVent.

Thai corporate venture capital funds as well as Beacon Venture Capital, a VC fund of Kasikornbank, also participated in this round.

Event Pop, launched in 2015, has differentiated itself from other event organisers by offering comprehensive technology-oriented services from ticketing and on-site access control to in-event cashless payment solutions.

“We see strong business potential in this market. Event Pop is one of the fastest growing startups in this industry. With business expertise of the industry and proprietary technology, Event Pop not only brings a new level of efficiency to event organisers but also unique experience to event attendees,” Kim Siritaweechai, Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management of Intouch, commented on the company’s 12th investment.

Event Pop has served over 3,000 events since its launch and it plans to use the latest funding to develop new services in Thailand and expand its operation overseas, Pattarapon Bodhisuwan, co-founder and CEO of Event Pop, said.

“As we dive deeper into data analytics, marketing tools and engagement tools, we strive to enable all event promoters and organizers to grow by providing insights, deeper understanding of attendees and simpler engagement both online and offline,” he added.

InVent is a corporate VC pioneer in Thailand, which focuses on investing in growth-stage internet and mobile companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Its previous investments include Ookbee, Wongnai and Social Nation.

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