Book‘n’Bloom: With €1 mn in Funding, Is Getting Ready for the South Summit
Book’n’Bloom, the social media tool for small businesses to grow their bookings EMEAstartups.com has presented before, announced that it has raised further fundings from its existing investors, reaching a total amount of 1 million euros of funds so far.
Book‘n’Bloom operates from Thessaloniki, Greece, and Madrid, Spain, targeting various european countries, but they will use the funding for further expansion into new markets. According to an official press release, Book’n’Bloon plans to enter Latin America as well as the US market during 2015, using a city-by-city expansion strategy.
The company offers a Facebook app that provides shop owners with tools to grow their bookings through social media as well as to manage their business; customer catalogue, booking calendar, list of services and products, SMS and app notifications etc. While all the interaction between the business and the customer is taking place on Facebook’s environment, the company that uses Book’n’Bloom is also able to boost its social media presence.
The Facebook app is coming along with a free mobile app that allows customers to make bookings, get notifications, offers, and other information from the shop.
Book’n’Bloom is going to participate in the South Summit, a startup conference taglined as the biggest of the Southern Europe. It was selected among 3.000 applicants and along with 29 more finalists Book’n’Bloom will showcase their product during the conferene, which takes place in Madrid on October 8th. South Summit estimates to attract and connect around 5.000 attendants, such as VC investors, tech experts and successful startups from Southern Europe and Latin America.