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QuickMobile raises $3.3 million in funding round

@denschaal

Oct 16, 2012 10:48 am

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QuickMobile is addressing a huge market opportunity with its mobile solutions for meetings and conventions.

— Dennis Schaal

Evolving Strategies in Travel Ad Tech and Bookings

To cover any new eventualities, QuickMobile raised $3.3 million in a funding round led by fellow Canadian BDC IT Venture Fund.

Vancouver-based QuickMobile, which provides mobile solutions for meetings, conventions and other events, says it plans to use the funding “to continue its rapid international expansion, strengthen its infrastructure, boost marketing efforts, and advance the development and launch of new products and services.”

BDC IT Venture Fund was joined in the round by Canada credit union Vancity and angel investors. QuickMobile, founded six years ago, received $2.6 million in equity investments in 2011 from Vancity and angel investors.

QuickMobile’s mobile solutions enable meetings’ organizers to communicate schedule changes and send push notifications to attendees, and attendees can use their meetings’ app to chat with other participants and even interact with event speakers.

Within the travel industry, QuickMobile has provide its mobile solutions to Hospitality Performance Network Global, Signature Travel Network, Cruise Line Industry Council, Disney Destinations, Sheraton Hotels, Hilton Worldwide World Travel & Tourism Council, Elite Meetings International, and PhoCusWright.

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