EventUp Raises $1.8M From Groupon Founders, Others

Santa Monica-based Eventup, the online marketplace run by Tony Adam and backed by Mike Jones' Science Inc., is announcing today that it has raised $1.8M in a seed funding round. The funding round comes from Lightbank, the Chicago-based investment fund of Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, along with Crosscut Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, New World Ventures, as well as angels. According to the company, it is using the funding to xpand nationally, launching in Chicago today and with plans to expand into other major markets over the next few months. Eventup allows users to book and find event spaces, ranging from everything from art galleries to private residencies, all online. Eventup is one of the first firms created out of Science Inc., which is headed by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones. More information »


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