Hyper-local event startup Burbio grabs funding


Burbio, a hyper-local event aggregation platform, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was Hudson Valley Startup Fund.

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Kingston, NY – Burbio closes investment from Hudson Valley Startup Fund On October 18, 2017, Burbio, a Hudson Valley-based digital start up that streams school, non-profit, and business event information for local communities, secured a seed investment from the Hudson Valley Startup Fund. This investment is the 4th for the fund, a member-managed seed capital fund that launched in 2016 to support high-growth companies in the Hudson Valley. Burbio, which was recently named as the event platform for the City of Yonkers, NY, and the City of Stamford, CT, publishes content in hundreds of local communities and serves information through a consumer website, iOS app, and Alexa Skill. Funding will be used to continue developing both technology and marketing.

“Burbio is an exciting investment opportunity for us because the team is working on solving a difficult challenge – building an event platform for communities that addresses the problems faced by everyone from individuals and families with busy schedules to community leaders looking for a service that consolidates events in one place,” said Noa Simons, founding manager of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund. “Burbio shares information in searchable formats and dynamically updates data through its calendar integration solution, making the service a tool for community and business building.”

“We look forward to having Hudson Valley Startup Fund as value-added investors supporting our development,” said Julie Roche, co-founder of Burbio. “The fund’s commitment to the region and the expertise of its principals in developing scalable digital enterprises is going to be a great asset in driving our growth.”

About Burbio
Burbio is a hyper-local event aggregation platform that delivers the simplest way for organizations to provide and consumers to get the answers they need about upcoming events. Community organizations and local businesses use Burbio as a tool that enables events to be readily discovered and published in a variety of consumer friendly ways, including via search, the Burbio Skill on Amazon Alexa, Burbio.com and the Burbio iOS App.

About Hudson Valley Startup Fund Hudson Valley Startup Fund is a member-managed seed capital fund, comprised of local business and community leaders who invest time and resources to support the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The fund provides seed funding, mentorship, and connections for local entrepreneurs, while delivering investment returns to our members. We are a catalyst to strengthen the path for entrepreneurs in the region, and support a vibrant, thriving local economy. Entrepreneurs are welcome to submit applications for investment consideration through the HV Startup Fund page on Gust. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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