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OnePlan raises $3.8m in Series A funding

Event-planning services provider OnePlan has raised $3.8m (£2.8m/€3.2m) in Series A financing from investors in the UK and US as it looks to expand its platform.

OnePlan, a start-up formed two years ago, seeks to streamline the design and production process for venue owners and event organisers through a selection of 2D, 3D, satellite and aerial maps, with its platform providing real-time collaboration.

The company allows venue owners to unlock operational and commercial benefits through a hyper-realistic, fly-through-able Venue Twin of any stadium or arena. OnePlan’s clients include Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada (pictured).

Over 2,000 events across 50 countries have used OnePlan and the Series A financing round was led by Pembroke VCT and Eppes Creek Ventures, a consortium of leading investors. Pembroke is a British venture capital trust, while Eppes Creek is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm led by Brady Murray.

OnePlan will use the funding to expand its team, accelerate growth, develop new products and scale internationally.

Paul Foster, founder and chief executive of OnePlan, said: “We’re excited to start the next leg of our journey with an amazing team of investors who share our vision for OnePlan. Above all, we’re passionate about continuing to help our customers create amazing events in a simpler and more efficient way.”

Foster has advised Interpol, Formula 1, Fifa World Cups, Commonwealth Games and the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Foster has used his experience of planning six Olympic and Paralympic Games and other festivals by launching OnePlan to support venue owners and organisers in planning their own events.

OnePlan’s solution uses cutting-edge technology to simplify the planning process and provide tools that can work for any event.

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