Event management software startup Attendware raises $1M from .406 Ventures

From Boston Business Journal
Jun 25, 2013, 7:00am EDT

Greg Skloot, NU Alum and Founder of Attendware

Greg Skloot, NU Alum and Founder of Attendware

Boston startup Attendware, which offers software for event check-in and auto-generated name tag printing, on Tuesday said it has raised a $1 million Series A round from .406 Ventures of Boston.

Attendware’s product was initially developed at Northeastern University last August. That’s where co-founder Greg Skloot headed the university Entrepreneurs Club — and found shortcomings in current event management software.

Attendware’s product “enables event organizers to effortlessly capture attendance data and easily report on key metrics to measure event success,” according to a news release. Attendware also automates name tag printing and other time-­consuming aspects of events, the company says.

The software “turns any laptop or tablet into a check-­in kiosk” that’s used to take attendance, auto-generate name tags, send text alerts for VIP arrivals and manage real-­time attendee data, Attendware says.

The startup reports having 10 customers — with Northeastern University among them — who have used the software to autoprint name tags for tens of thousands of attendees at events.

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