UK-based platform Tevent has raised $2m (£1.5m) in a seed funding round.
Tevent, built for SMEs and launched in 2021, has been backed by C-suite executives at Medallia, Strikedeck co-founder Shreesha Ramdas and Salesforce SVP, Nathalie Scardino.
The platform allows for webinars and talks, while influencers and creators can also use it for their community engagements and vlog content. A feature called ‘Spaces’ enables communities to schedule meetings, add contacts, create group chats and calls and send gifs.
“We’re not here to devalue physical occasions; we’re more interested in improving remote ones. Only then can we reap the benefits of sustainability, access and affordability. Quite rightly, virtual is here to stay. We’re giving you the tools to make it viable,” said CEO and co-founder Ahmed Amer.
Tevent says it is now preparing for a Series A round, which will launch the platform to the broader market in the UK and the US.
The current investment will be used to scale the platform, develop mobile and desktop apps and allow Tevent to innovate with app integrations, multicast, APIs and automation, according to the company.