Congrats to Mike Sparr and team for securing the 1.2M! Boom baby!
Also a post on TechCrunch! Niiiiiice!
Full Press Release below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOOMZEE SECURES SERIES A VENTURE FINANCING
Missoula, MT – March 30, 2010 – Goomzee (www.goomzee.com), a company that has developed an innovative mobile marketing platform that helps real estate professionals connect with potential buyers announced today that it has secured a $1.5 million Series A round of funding. Led by Highway 12 Ventures along with additional investors in the US and Europe, this investment will enable Goomzee to expand its development, marketing and sales efforts.
According to Founder and CEO Mike Sparr, “We are thrilled to have such a terrific syndicate of investors join Goomzee’s mission to be the solution real estate sales professionals turn to as more buyers demand information on their mobile device.”
Goomzee’s text message marketing product, Realty Connect, serves real estate agents nationwide. Agents place signs or ads about a property for sale that prompt consumers to send a text message for information and pricing. Interested buyers send a text message with a unique property ID code and within seconds they receive home information, pricing, and optionally can view photos all on their cell phone. The agent and buyer can then connect in a variety of ways to discuss the properties for sale.
“We are completely impressed with what Mike and his team have accomplished with limited resources” said Glenn Michael, General Partner of Highway 12 Ventures who has joined Goomzee’s board of directors in conjunction with the financing. ”Goomzee has already served agents nationwide, and teamed with various associations and multiple listing services (MLS) to get its industry-leading product in the hands of those who need it. It’s exciting to think about what they’ll be able to do with additional financial backing.”
The company was launched to address a recognized need in the real estate industry, based on requests from agents themselves. It’s service evolves to meet the needs of its customers, and many new products and uses of its technology platform have emerged.
Goomzee Corporation provides a mobile marketing technology platform that connects buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. Goomzee’s flagship product, Realty Connect®, and Mobile Virtual Tours, specifically assists real estate professionals to win more listings, acquire more leads and close more sales. Goomzee is an industry leader in text message marketing and continues to innovate from a client first perspective. We connect buyers and sellers at the point-of-interest. To learn more, visit us online at www.goomzee.com or contact us at (877) 324-1796
About Highway 12 Ventures
Highway 12 Ventures (Boise, ID) is a leading early-stage VC fund investing in high growth, entrepreneurial companies in the Intermountain West. For more information call (208) 345-8383 or visit www.highway12ventures.com