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Staytuned acquires Evey, a Shopify App that Allows Merchants to Sell Events Directly from their Store

Staytuned acquires Evey, a Shopify App that Allows Merchants to Sell Events Directly from their Store
Staytuned buys Evey Events

Evey is the top app that lets you manage event tickets directly from your Shopify store. It’s extremely easy to use and we’re delighted to welcome this phenomenal app to our Staytuned family. — Navi Hehar, VP Corp Dev, Staytuned

Staytuned, the software company that provides a suite of revenue-growth tools for Shopify merchants, has completed the acquisition of Evey, a Shopify app that provides DTC brands an event toolkit to ensure their events are always a success.

“Upon meeting Jason and Levin, we realized these entrepreneurs had built an incredible application suite that allows merchants like Moonshot Games, Kpop Nite, and 1Picasso100euros to use Shopify to sell live event tickets while owning a direct relationship with their customers. The set-up on Evey is a breeze, nearly any merchant can get this installed, customized, and live in just a few minutes. We are especially proud of applying our streamlined acquisition process—this was one of our fastest acquisitions, taking just four weeks from discussing terms to signing the deal.” said Navi Hehar, VP of Corp Dev at Staytuned.

Staytuned currently serves 19,000+ ecommerce merchants across its portfolio of apps. The mission of the company is to enable merchants to unlock efficient and scalable growth using user-friendly tools—Evey was a clear fit.

“We started Evey after personally hosting an event and hitting many roadblocks with the experience — from complicated set-up to inability to cross-sell our merchandise to taking over 1 month to get paid our ticket sales from our events platform. So, we took this frustration back to our computers and built Evey. Given our depth of knowledge of Shopify, we purpose-built our app to work for Shopify merchants who wanted to set up and sell event tickets within seconds right within the Shopify platform. We’ve been fortunate to work with some incredible brands over the past few years and are very excited to partner with Staytuned to further our mission to enable Shopify merchants across the world to profitably and effortlessly scale their businesses,” said Jason Normore, Founder of Evey (and former director of engineering at Shopify).

Evey started in November of 2013 with the mission to help Shopify merchants sell tickets and manage events right within the Shopify platform. With Evey, you can manage sales, in-person event check-ins, and PDF tickets, for one-time and recurring events (in-person or online).

About Staytuned

Staytuned builds, acquires, and grows Shopify apps that enable ecommerce merchants to grow their business faster and more efficiently. We support our apps with scalable and reliable technology and processes and serve our merchants with empathy, humanity, and respect. Today, over 19,000+ stores are using one or more of our apps to accelerate their business. Got an app to sell? Drop a line!

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Local Committee Acquires Major Landmark in Port au Port Region; Slew of Events Planned

Local Committee Acquires Major Landmark in Port au Port Region; Slew of Events Planned

Local Committee Acquires Major Landmark in Port au Port Region; Slew of Events Planned

Some big plans are in the works now that a local committee has finally gained possession of a major landmark in the Port au Port region.

Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Port au Port West is one of the province’s largest wooden churches. It was designed by noted architect William F. Butler and built in 1914 to accommodate an anticipated population boom from the opening of a limestone quarry in Aguathuna.

The population boom never occurred and the quarry closed in the 1960s.

The church features a steeple that rises 115 feet and is big enough to accommodate 1000 parishioners. It was designated as a Registered Heritage Structure in 1997.

Photo by Jon Myers

Our Lady of Mercy Complex Committee Chair Denise Goosney says although they have been running events in the church for some time, they finally purchased the building and outlying structures from the local Diocese, making them eligible for government funding.

Goosney says their first order of business is to conduct a structural assessment of the church and apply for the appropriate funding. She admits it’s a daunting task.

“It’s kind of scary… but something that needs to be done to preserve the culture and heritage of the area.”

A number of major events are planned this summer including the Port au Port Grand Ol’ Opry Show June 11. A full list of planned events can be found on the church’s website.

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IMG acquires Madrid Open and top European golf event

Madrid Open has joined IMG's portfolio of tennis tournaments ©Getty Images

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Parksville Community Centre Society acquires facility to be used for variety of events – Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Parksville Community Centre Society acquires facility to be used for variety of events - Parksville Qualicum Beach News

The Parksville Community Centre Society (PCCS) has announced it is back in operation, following a 15-month hiatus.

A release issued by the organization read the PCCS will host a broad range of events, including business meetings, trade shows, educational seminars, sporting events, club gatherings, cultural events and concerts in Parksville starting in March.

According to the release, the PCCS board of directors, comprised of a group of community leaders who volunteer their time, have acquired the facilities at 223 Mills St. to be used as a new community centre.

“The board’s mandate is to ensure the centre continues to drive social and economic activity within the local community and encourage participation from all sectors, public, private, business and government,” read the release.

“As it is well known in the Parksville area, the PCCS no longer operates the facility at 132 Jensen Ave. as a result of the lease agreement not being renewed by Mayor Mayne and Parksville council on Jan. 1, 2021. The 223 Mills St. facility will make available six large rooms, between 600 and 850 square feet, which can be rented individually or together. There will also be available eight smaller offices that will be available for hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rentals.”

According to the release, the facility will take time to be cleaned and prepared before it is ready to welcome Parksville residents. The organization would like to invite community members to volunteer their services and help with preparations, including cleaning up the new centre.

“We know this will happen because many Parksville citizens and local businesses came together in 1948, and in 2001, volunteering time and donating funds to create the previous two centres. And we hope you will join us once again to show your Parksville pride so we can once again provide a community gathering space.”

General inquiries to the PCCS can be emailed to: Board-related matters or inquires can be emailed to:

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Abu Dhabi’s IHC acquires 70% stake in Arena Events for Dhs239.8m – Gulf Business

International Holding Company
International Holding Company

Abu Dhabi-headquartered multi-sector conglomerate, International Holding Company (IHC), has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Arena Events Group for Dhs239.8m.

IHC acquired the majority stake in Arena, an event structures and entertainment services business, previously listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

The transaction will see TasHeel Holding Group, Arena’s existing largest shareholder, partner with IHC to further Arena’s operations

Paul Berger, the current Arena EMEA CEO, will transition to become Arena’s global CEO.

Arena is one of the world’s largest event and hospitality structure companies. It provides turnkey event solutions, such as temporary physical structures, modular construction, seating and grandstands, ice rinks, and interior fit out for an extensive portfolio of major sporting, outdoor and leisure events in the UK, North America, Middle East and Asia.

Its latest projects include the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the two newest Formula 1 Grand Prix races in Miami and Jeddah, and the CJ Cup golf event in Korea.

Newly appointed chairman of the Arena Events Group, Peter Abraam, added: “Arena’s established expertise, 15 global offices, 260-year heritage and 1,000-plus employees across multiple regions remain at the core of enhancing and growing our international footprint and offering. With the largest stock of clear span structure in America, and the second largest inventory of grandstand seating globally, Arena’s ambitions are limitless. IHC aims to provide Arena the backing to strengthen the foothold and capabilities of each of its territory headquarters in the UK, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.”

In 2021, IHC reported an all-time-high annual revenue of Dhs28.3bn, an increase of 303 per cent year-on-year. It also reported unaudited net profits of Dhs11.3bn for the period ending December 2021, and increase of an increase of 275 per cent from the Dhs3bn it reported the previous year. IHC’s total assets increased to Dhs87bn by the end oflast year, up 520 per cent from Dhs14bn in 2020.

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Remote work and events startup twine acquires YC-backed Glimpse to launch on Zoom – TechCrunch

Remote work and events startup twine acquires YC-backed Glimpse to launch on Zoom – TechCrunch

Twine, a company that provides networking tools for virtual events and remote teams, will soon bring its services to Zoom thanks to its just-closed acquisition of the Y Combinator-backed startup, Glimpse, which had developed a “speed matching” platform designed for virtual events. Glimpse’s idea was to offer a way to facilitate the connections that typically took place at real-world events, and bring them online by matching attendees within video chats using A.I. intelligence. Recently, Glimpse had been testing a new integration that would allow event hosts to add speed networking to their Zoom meetings, webinars and events.

This integration is powered by Zoom’s new “Breakout Room” APIs, which Glimpse and a handful of others had early access to. Though both companies were working in a similar space of working to connect people remotely, Glimpse’s Zoom integration put them ahead of twine in terms of product development. Plus, twine co-founder and CEO Lawrence Coburn admits his company had even lost some deals to Glimpse.

With this acquisition, Glimpse’s technology will become available to twine’s customer base, including its plans to expand to reach the broader Zoom user base.

In the next few weeks, a small group of apps built using Zoom’s new breakout room APIs will be added to its app store, the Zoom App Marketplace, which today houses dozens of apps either designed to work within the Zoom client itself, or expand its capabilities in other ways. The forthcoming “twine for Zoom” product will be among them, giving customers access to matching tools, networking and virtual watercooler tools that can be used not only for virtual events, but also other types of meetings, like company socials, all-hands meetings, new hire onboardings, community meetups, and more.

“We’ve admired the Glimpse team and products from afar for a long time, and we are thrilled to be teaming up with them,” Coburn said. “What they’ve managed to build within the Zoom ecosystem is nothing short of remarkable, with game-changing impact for remote teams and virtual events.”

Though a relatively young company with only a small amount of revenue, Glimpse had grown to 150 customers and had a waitlist of 700 more businesses interested in using its platform. These ranged from edtech companies to VCs to even enterprise clients. The latter appealed most to twine, which already had larger companies using its tools, including Amazon, Microsoft and eBay, for example.

“Glimpse is a great example of a highly innovative company utilizing the Zoom App Marketplace to enhance the customer experience,” said Ross Mayfield, Product Lead Zoom Apps & Integrations, in a statement. “I look forward to seeing the twine team bring twine for Zoom to market,” he added.

Glimpse had participated in startup accelerator Y Combinator’s winter 2020 batch and had seed-stage investment from both YC and Maven Ventures. Its co-founders, Helena Merk and Brian Li, will remain on retainer to be available to twine during the transition. However, its team of three employees is joining twine, which now has 16 people full-time. The acquisition terms aren’t being disclosed, as this is a small exit, given the early nature of both companies. However, we understand this to be an all-stock deal in the seven-figure range.