Fever raises $3 million in seed funding for event discovery app
Event discovery platform Fever has officially launched for iPhone and Android users throughout New York City, after a six-month test launch throughout Madrid, Spain. Fever has also announced it has raised $3 million in seed funding for the expansion of its platform, which helps users find local events in a social experience.
When opening Fever, users are asked to choose their top three interests to build their profile. Going forward, the app generates a list of suggested events, based on the user’s previous activity within the Fever app, or how they’ve interacted with other members of the app’s community.
When users find an event they’d like to attend, tickets can be purchased with a user’s credit card, or an RSVP can be filed to hold tickets until a later time. The app guarantees users will receive the best price for an event, or will receive “added benefits” when tickets are offered at face value.
Fever offers real-time updates, so users can see which events their friends and other “select influencers” are attending, helping them decide whether they’d like to attend as well. Since launching in Europe last year, the app has been used more than 500,000 times by 45,000 active users. More than 6,000 events have been curated within the platform, and users have attended events via Fever more than 30,000 times.
With the launch in NYC, Fever will provide access to upcoming events including fundraisers (like Unicef’s Havana Nights), music and arts parties, concerts and rooftop parties around the city.
“Fever understands that millennials make decisions based on both curated content and social components,” says Fever’s founder Pep Gomez. “We built this platform based on how people naturally congregate and hang out — the crucial real world element that allows the app to thrive.”