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CloudGuide, the unique application for Museums, closes Seed Round of financing.

SPAIN – Oct. 9, 2014

The new mobile social experience application to learn, share and view the world’s cultural heritage receives the support from a Google Executive, Ecosystem Ventures and other global business angels.
BARCELONA – September 1st, 2014 – CloudGuide SL has closed an initial Seed Round of financing with the participation of international investors from Spain, Belgium, Germany, Japan and the United States. Six angel investors, including a Google Executive, and Ecosystem Ventures, a Silicon Valley based Fund, participated in the current round.
“All the investors have a wide experience in managing successful international businesses, which will add much value to the company. Furthermore, since the investors are spread in various countries, their respective network will help us enter those markets faster.” says Olga Plets, one of the three Co-founders. CloudGuide also received public financing from the Catalan Administration as a promising innovative start up.
The funds raised by the company will allow it to finance the multiple Pilots with museums and to improve the application by adding enhanced features. It will also accelerate the international expansion by hiring some country representatives in various European countries and the United States.
“The response from Museums, not only in Europe but from around the world, has been amazing. We have a large funnel of interested partners. Let’s not forget that millions of people visit museums every year. Our application will allow visitors to do much more than just read about the current exhibition. For museums, we are providing a platform to increase their revenues and reach their visitors even after they leave the museums”, explains Cristina Pérez, another Co-founder.
“The visitor will no longer have to carry around the old-fashioned, unhygienic audio guide or download multiple apps per museum. Everything will be available from a single multi-lingual application. They can also make purchases in the museum's in-app gift shop, acquire tickets and join the museum association”.

About CloudGuide
CloudGuide SL was incorporated in late 2013 by three Master classmates from the prestigious ESADE Business School. The founders come from Belgium, Russia and Spain, giving the company from day one a global advantage. CloudGuide aims to provide museums and galleries with a modern channel of communication. The Content Management System platform for museums will allow them to create multimedia guides without any investment. The system supports audio, video, text, links and suggested routes, among other features. Moreover, the museum can review all the related statistics gathered through CloudGuide. Please visit www.cloudguide.me for more information.


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