SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EventBoard today announced the official launch of EventBoard for Enterprise, a cloud-based software platform designed to bring the management of meeting room scheduling into the modern mobile era while providing businesses with valuable, cost-saving tools and analytics.
The company also announced it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from several investors including Google Ventures, Zetta Venture Partners, Marc Benioff, Dave Elkington and Josh James, among others. The company already has more than 500 paying customers worldwide – including Airbnb, Box, Pinterest, Yelp, NYU, Yale, Hawaiian Airlines and Disney.
EventBoard’s intuitive room scheduling software was designed to run on existing iOS devices, such as Apple’s iPad™ and iPad mini™, thereby functioning as an interactive display screen. By mounting these EventBoard-enabled devices in highly visible and easily accessible locations outside conference rooms, users are able to obtain real-time room reservation status at a glance, view future availability of the room, and schedule room reservations. An easy-to-use online dashboard allows for simple and secure remote management of all devices running EventBoard.
“In addition to the everyday functionality of EventBoard, the product has added a very visible technology focused design to the office,” said Alun Owen, Global IT Support Manager at Airbnb. “The screens are beautiful and really showcase our mindset as a leader in the technology space.”
Beyond scheduling capabilities, EventBoard also includes a powerful analytics framework that quantifies workplace activities by illuminating data that has previously been unavailable. This type of data includes knowing when and with what frequency conference rooms are being utilized, tracking average occupancy rates, and identifying underused and overused resources and spaces. EventBoard Analytics helps customers identify positive and negative trends in their workplace that will allow them to make important operational, financial and technological improvements.
“Meeting room scheduling is a fairly common pain point across most organizations, regardless of company size. Once we eliminate this issue for our customers, they can then start thinking strategically about their organization from an operating flow perspective,” said Shaun Ritchie, CEO and co-founder of EventBoard. “Today’s workforce is very different from the workforce of 10 years ago, where the primary technology in an employee’s life was provided by their employer. Now, with the rapid advancement of the mobile era, employees are actively seeking out the same technology in the workplace as they use in their everyday lives. EventBoard gives companies the ability to embrace these changing trends as well as implement the same technology their employees are already accustomed to.”
Along with the hundreds of customers who have signed up to use EventBoard, several prominent investors have already backed the company as well. MG Siegler, a partner at Google Ventures, said, “In the race to quantify and optimize everything online, EventBoard has created a clever, highly useful way to do it in real-world work environments. This strikes us as a great entry point to helping organizations make real differences in their daily operations and ultimately, their bottom lines.”
EventBoard, by Ender Labs, Inc., is a cloud-based meeting room management and facilities analytics platform that is taking over conference rooms all over the world. The software helps companies and their employees make better decisions on space and facilities utilization. To date, the Salt Lake City-based startup has raised $1.5 million in seed capital from Google Ventures, Zetta Venture Partners, Marc Benioff, Dave Elkington and Josh James, among others. The EventBoard display software is available on Apple iPad™ 2 or newer, and easily integrates with many existing calendar systems, including Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange, and Office 365. For more information on EventBoard, visit www.eventboard.io or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.