The funding will enable the Chicago-area company to scale and expand its proprietary online platform, which has been adopted and championed by leaders in the meetings community. The $263 million industry, with 1.8 million annual U.S. corporate meetings and events, is one of few that have yet to migrate online. Eved’s global, proprietary online platform provides all companies in the event industry supply chain a complete sourcing, marketing, and e-commerce solution that allows buyers, sellers, and resellers the ability to interact and transact online.
Eved enables service providers to meet demand from buyers for lower pricing and better value from suppliers. Meeting suppliers can use Eved to expand their business online, grow their companies, and maintain their margins. Event professionals can source suppliers through Eved’s directories, send and track RFPs, and manage their supplier networks. Companies also can purchase directly from suppliers in Eved’s online marketplace and track their spend through e-invoices. Post-event surveys provide insight into service quality and promote positive experiences.
“Eved is the market leader in the automation of the sourcing, proposal development, and purchasing functions for companies in the event space. Eved’s innovative technology embraces everyone in the business of executing events – large or small,” said Bret Maxwell, MK Capital managing general partner.
Eved and its founder/CEO, Talia Mashiach, have been profiled in The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Entrepreneur. Early investors in Eved included Merrick Ventures, which participated in the current round.
“We are looking forward to our new partnership with New World Ventures and MK Capital,” said Mashiach. “Their insight and commitment to innovation will enable Eved to revolutionize the meeting and event industry.”
For more information, visit www.eved.com.