We are very proud to announce that Buzzoole has completed a major operation (equity debt) for over $1 million! Special thanks to: the lenders, who believed in the project, the team that has embraced the cause as well as the brands and the influencers who have made this possible.
To all of you, thanks a million!
We are very proud to announce the closing of a new round of financing $1,000,000 (equity + debt) which included the participation of old and new investors, established nationally and internationally. A really important milestone for Buzzoole, a goal that is not only in reward of the work done in these two years as well as recognition of the potential that is in Buzzoole.
That’s why we want to stop for a second, to introduce you everybody who believed in the project to make you understand that this is not only a sign of approval from the market but a chance to do better and grow faster!
We welcome R301 Capital in the shape of Nader Sabbaghian that we thank both for the trust and the words: “We are very pleased to partner with Buzzoole on this exciting journey. Fabrizio has assembled an impressive team of innovators with the right combination of energy, enthusiasm and pragmatism. Buzzoole has the potential to drive some truly pioneering work in social media communication both in Italy and abroad. We look forward to supporting Fabrizio and his team in their ongoing quest for success.”
The two Club Deal have included the participation of Custodi di Successo – Milano, business angel network, DigitalYOU, Spanish company specializing in the development of digital business with a focus on mobile and social multi-device, Alessandro Gatti, CEO of F.G. Invest, Giuliomario Limongelli, Co-Founder and CEO of Groupon Italia, Paola Marzario, Founder and CEO of Brandon Ferrari, Franco Raddi, partner of an international consulting firm.
Since the launch of the beta version today, our goals:
These two years were really challenging for the whole team! After being signaled among the eight most interesting global reality by the Intel Global Challenge 2014 in Berkeley, California, in early 2015 we were selected among the most promising startups in Europe by MasterCard, by Techstars – one of the main accelerator of startups in the US – and by Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) – program for startups promoted by the English government department UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
We closed this first half of 2015 with about 500,000 Euro production value and over 150 customers!
What will change now?
Thanks to the participation of these international investors, we will be able to grow even more rapidly than we have until today and get to expand internationally!
The capital share will enable us to expand the team dedicated to the development and promotion of the products, improve customer care and user service. So keep an eye on our jobpage, maybe the next #Buzzooler will be you!
We will further enhance research and development to create a system of Real Time Bidding and become the first platform for the purchase of RTB visibility 100% native.
We will focus on internationalization, opening two offices in London and New York by 2016, have already started this year by making buzz marketing campaigns for the USA, UK, France and Eastern Europe – and on scalability of the platform with the objective to get to 1,000 customers within the next twelve months.
Moreover thanks to the support of Digital Magics, we will consolidate our position in the Italian market, with the entry of senior account following the top clients, supporting the development of the digital start-ups, which are currently growing 30% month over month. Buzzoole has closed its first semester of 2015 with about 500.000 euro production value.
Special thanks, however, goes to you all: our influencers, who joined our community to our customers who are now more than 150. They have recognized the effectiveness of our platform and to all our #Buzzoolers who contributed with their work and their passion to make this project great.
To all of you, thanks a million!Fabrizio Perrone
CEO and co-founder of Buzzoole, Fabrizio is a visionary, perfectionist, and serial entrepreneur. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2008 and since then has not stopped, becoming a mentor at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship for Virgin Unite alongside his entrepreneurial projects, until finally the ambitious Viral Eye project, which later became Buzzoole. Get in touch with him on Twitter at @fabrlzio.
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