EventBoard Brings Cloud-based Conference Room Management to Businesses

EventBoard believes EventBoard for Enterprise solution is the answer to scheduling meeting rooms in today's era of mobile computing.

CJ Arlotta, Associate Editor

October 2, 2014

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EventBoard cofounder and CEO Shaun Ritchie
EventBoard co-founder and CEO Shaun Ritchie.

Managing conference room scheduling can be a hassle for any company with a conference room that’s high in demand, but tech startup EventBoard believes its solution can ease office tensions.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, the cloud-based meeting room management and facilities analytics platform provider on Tuesday said its EventBoard for Enterprise solution is the answer to scheduling meeting rooms in today’s era of mobile computing.

EventBoard for Enterprise allows businesses to mount EventBoard-based devices in accessible locations outside conference rooms. Users can obtain real-time room reservation status at a glance, view future availability of the room and schedule room reservations. The software runs on iOS devices and integrates with existing calendar systems, including Google Apps, Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.

Shaun Ritchie, co-founder and CEO of EventBoard, said his company stands out from its competition by focusing on software instead of hardware. “We also focus quite a bit on the actual data that helps our customers build better work flow systems, cultures and ultimately, businesses.”

In addition to its product launch, EventBoard announced it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding from several investors. These investors range from Google Ventures to Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, a cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) platform.

“The new funding will help us dive deeper into R&D on the data sets that we’re helping provide to customers, and coming up with better insights into how to make their businesses better because of what we’re providing them,” Ritchie said. “We will also be able to bring on enough resources to our customer success team to continue to provide the high level of service, support and consulting we’ve been able to give most of our customers since we started.”

He added: “We’re seeing such a surge in inbound inquiries. We have a hard time getting back to everyone as quickly as we’d like.”

EventBoard isn’t opposed to accepting additional financing from private equity firms in the future if it’s necessary. “Our financing strategy will be a combination of increased revenues as we continue to build more and more valuable products for our customers, as well as potentially additional venture financing when the time is right,” Ritchie told Talkin’ Cloud in an interview.

The company said it already has more than 500 paying customers worldwide — including Airbnb, Box, Pinterest, Yelp, NYU, Yale, Hawaiian Airlines and Disney.

“We have a few more big things we’re working on that we’ll be announcing later this year,” he said. “Primarily we’ll be focused on developing our enterprise platform so that larger and larger companies can more easily utilize EventBoard.”

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