Industry: Information Technology
Funding Received: SC Launch, Inc. Investment
Co-founders Tom Evans and Trey Pringle have combined their UIX design experience, programming interface expertise and event promotion backgrounds to create a product for the growing concert and event industry.
Their solution, SOVI, is an app that curates concert tickets based on a user’s interests and location. The app consolidates multiple ticket sources from large and small venues and uses predictive analytics to gauge demand. SOVI has sold tickets in 25 cities, at more than 300 venues, for more than 1,200 artists.
SOVI chose South Carolina as their home in 2014 and has been an SC Launch Portfolio Company since 2016, when they received a $200,000 convertible note.
SOVI received a second tranche of SC Launch, Inc. funding in 2017. The additional $200,000 has allowed the company the continue to grow.
HOW SC LAUNCH WORKS
The SC Launch Program creates the framework to fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy by providing the resources necessary to successfully launch startups.