Event tech start-up HeadBox expands into Ireland
Fast-growing event tech company HeadBox has launched its new meetings and events platform in Ireland.
HeadBox is a transactional platform for meeting, off-site and event spaces. It simplifies the process of searching for and booking venues, allowing planners to communicate directly with venues and book quickly.
It saw 275% sales growth between 2017-18, and raised £8.2m in funding. In November, the company secured an additional £4m of funding from Guinness Asset Management.
The platform will launch with 800 spaces across Dublin and Ireland on headbox.com. It is also making use of 3D venue tours, to demonstrate venues to prospective bookers.
Julie Manahan, Marketing Manager at Croke Park, commented: “We were very impressed with HeadBox 3D and how it will enable potential and existing clients to explore the variety of spaces we have available anywhere in the world, 24/7.
“We’re also very excited to be one of the first venues in Ireland to purchase this product and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the benefits it brings.”
Andrew Needham CEO of HeadBox, said: “Today is a huge milestone for HeadBox as we launch in our first city outside of the UK.
“Dublin is an extremely vibrant city with a fantastic array of unusual spaces for us to unlock and we’re looking forward to connecting those spaces with some of the large global brands we have started to work with in the capital.
“Dublin’s booming technology scene made it a no-brainer for our first international city and we’re looking forward to growing our presence across Ireland and expanding into more European cities during the course of this year.”