Fever app nets $3 mln seed funds

Fever has secured $3 million in seed funding. The investors include Jeff Pulver, Flickr CEO Bernardo Hernandez, Gary Shainberg, Real Madrid‘s Sergio Ramos and musician Alejandro Sanz. Fever is an event discovery app for iPhone and Android.

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New York — May 7, 2014 — Fever, the event discovery app for iPhone and Android, announces today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from investors and advisors that include (among others), Jeff Pulver (early investor in Twitter, Foursquare), Bernardo Hernandez (CEO at Flickr, Zagat, advisor for Google Ventures), Gary Shainberg (BT) and industry influencers such as Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid or 18 time Grammy Award winner, Alejandro Sanz. The app, which ties in social discovery to allow its users to follow friends, local influencers and tastemakers, is also available today in New York City.
Fever disrupts the mobile event space by introducing a meaningful social experience that is woven into the discovery of local events. Upon opening the app, users are prompted with hashtags to pick their top three interests to build a user profile. The app then generates a curated list of events based on the users’ activity as well as their interaction with the Fever community, filtered from hundreds of options and the city’s most popular venues.
By allowing individuals to make decisions based off of their friends’ activity as well as select influencers — a feature unique to Fever — people can see who has actually purchased tickets and plan on attending events via real-time updates. The app leverages both social and performance elements by combining a collaborative tool with a curated event feed for maximum effect.
“Fever understands that millennials make decisions based on both curated content and social components,” says Fever’s founder Pep Gomez. “We built this platform based on how people naturally congregate and hang out — the crucial real world element that allows the app to thrive.”
How Fever works:
Explore a customized feed of events based on personal interests and those of your social graph
Access and discover the best events in NYC curated by local ambassadors & insiders
Value proposition; Fever guarantees the best price for an event or face value with added benefits
Simple & fast one-click booking, seamless purchases with a credit card, or RSVP to hold tickets
Since Fever’s launch in Europe six months ago, the app has been used more than 500,000 times by its nearly 45,000 active users. To date, more than 6,000 events have been curated in the platform and users have attended events more than 30,000 times, showing a particularly high level of engagement. Upcoming events include fundraisers, such as Unicef’s Havana Nights, music and arts parties like Dimanche by Babel’s and secret rooftop parties on an NYC rooftop. Concerts include shows by Vampire Weekend and Franz Ferdinand as well as other exclusive events only available through Fever.
About Fever:
Founded by Pep Gomez, Fever is an event discovery app to help users find the best events to attend. Since Fever’s launch in 2013, the app has had users attend events more than 30,000 times in the last six months. With the mission to allow locals to unearth the best events to attend with just a few clicks, Fever offers a curated feed of hot options as well as a social component to allow users to follow friends and influencers and share their activity on the go.
For more information about Fever, please visit: http://feverup.com/

 

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