Hyde Park Venture Partners leads $1.9 mln seed in PartySlate


PartySlate, a digital platform for party hosts, has raised $1.9 million in seed funding. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round with participation from Hyde Park Angels, InvestHER Ventures, Jump Investors, Wavemaker Partners and Halogen Ventures.

Press Release

PartySlate, the website where leading event professionals share their work with the world and party hosts find new ideas, makes key announcements today.

PartySlate is the first digital platform for party hosts of all kinds to find inspiration, local venues and event professionals. Whether an elegant wedding, a 40th birthday party, a Mitzvah, or a corporate holiday party, PartySlate helps people find new ideas, the perfect venue and the best local pros.

PartySlate has closed its seed round with an investment of $1.9 million.  Hyde Park Venture Partners lead the round along with Hyde Park Angels, InvestHER Ventures as well as three Los Angeles-based venture capital firms: Jump Investors, Wavemaker Partners, and Halogen Ventures.  Total funding to date is $3 million.

Secondly, PartySlate announces the launch of PartySlate Dallas.  Dallas officially marks the third market for PartySlate following Chicago and Los Angeles.  “Dallas was a natural choice for our third market roll out,” says co-founder Julie Roth Novack.  “There is a really strong event professional community in Dallas and we are excited to feature beautiful Dallasevents on PartySlate,” added co-founder John Haro.

Lastly, PartySlate is pleased to announce its partnership with Mindy Weiss, one of the most influential celebrity event planners in the country.  Weiss, a Los Angeles-based, full service planner and lifestyle expert will offer her seasoned consultation to grow the PartySlate brand. “We are thrilled to have Mindy as an advisor, she has great connections in the industry and has so many ideas for our team,” says Novack. “I’m excited to have a beautiful place to share all of my wedding and corporate event photos,” says Mindy Weiss. “This platform is becoming the go-to site to view photos from leading event professionals around the world,” Weiss added.

About PartySlate:

PartySlate is a beautifully designed platform where leading event professionals share their work with the world, build their brand and drive leads. In turn, people planning larger scale parties can find new ideas by viewing and saving hundreds of thousands of beautiful event photos from weddings to corporate, connect with the best local event professionals and find stunning venues. PartySlate features beautiful and unique corporate events, galas, milestone events, and of course, weddings too. Since launch in 2016, top event pros have posted more than 250,000 photos.

People planning parties can:

  • Browse and save high quality photos to spark ideas
  • Create Idea Boards to share with family, friends or event pros
  • Search for local venues and vendors
  • Read about the latest event design trends

Event Pros and Venues can:

  • Post beautiful photos to showcase capabilities
  • Create custom Idea Boards for clients
  • Drive more leads through PartySlate’s premium membership program
  • Contribute thought leadership articles to build brand

Find new deal opportunities, super-charge your fundraising efforts and track top managers with VCJ. Get your FREE trial! Or subscribe now!