EventUp, the online marketplace which helps people find and book unique venues for their events, has now expanded into eight markets, after recently adding Washington, D.C., to its list of cities. The company, which now has operations in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, said that the market is among a number of markets it plans to expand into during 2013, as it rolls out its service nationwide. EventUp says it now has over 5,000 venues signed up fo rits service, letting users find and book properties where they can hold parties, wedding receptions, conferences, and much more.
EventUp's selection of properties covers a wide range of venues, and has been known for such locations as Malibu beach homes, art galleries, and many other locations outside of the ordinary, in addition to banquet halls and similar locations. Headed by Tony Adam and backed by Science, Inc., EventUp launched almost a year ago. On the property owner side, EventUp has been looking to help property owners generate revenue on what otherwise would be vacant or unused property, and includes a $1M guarantee on damage to a property, among other services for property owners.
EventUp is backed by such investors as Lightbank, Crosscut Ventures, and New Enterprise Associates, and comes out of the highly watched technology incubation efforts at Science, Inc., the startup studio headed by former MySpace CEO Mike Jones.