April 3, 2017
Event Tech leaders Noodle Live have announced their next phase of growth following a rapid increase in turnover and a successful round of funding.
Since beginning operations in 2013 Noodle Live have seen an average year on year increase in growth of more than 85%. Following the successful release of a new event app dashboard in July 2016, Noodle Live celebrated their best quarter ever in Q1 of 2017. With such rapid growth, the need to expand has become evident.
Noodle Live have now completed a successful round of fundraising with a view to fulfilling exciting growth plans as a result of a rapid increase in turnover. As a result of this fundraising they have already expanded their team by 50% and are planning to expand by a further 100% over the next 12 months, taking the team total to 24. They also plan to move to new, bigger premises.
Noodle Live CEO and Founder Clemi Hardie says: “Noodle Live’s growth is really a mirror of the growth of the entire event technology sector. It’s moved from being seen as a nice addition to becoming an essential ingredient of any large scale event. It’s really exciting to see our team grow. We’re building on our 4 years of experience in the industry and we’re ready to move to the next stage and to grow our numbers and increase our output.”
Amongst Noodle Live’s new hires is Chief Technical Officer, Glyn Roberts. Glyn brings more than 12 years experience in web development, project management and product delivery. Amongst other projects he is particularly well placed to oversee the scaling up of Noodle Live’s tech products and platform and to lead on an increase in data security. Noodle Live are aiming to look closely at data protection and to respond quickly to new legislation.
“Our focus for the coming year will be to increase our automation capabilities and continue to improve the scalability and security of the platform,” says Glyn. “We need to make sure we are meeting high expectations from the caliber of clients we are now attracting. I’m excited to be brought in to be a part of this journey. I’m also looking forward to being part of a growing team who are ensuring that they lead from the front on event technologies.”
As well as hiring Glyn Roberts, Noodle Live have also promoted Vicki Fox to Head of Events. She will lead the department and oversee the hire of two product specific teams to allow Noodle Live to handle a larger pool of clients. There will also be new hires within the sales team.
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Notes to Editors
- Noodle Live was launched in January 2013 and was founded by female entrepreneur Clemi Hardie. Noodle Live offers event technology solutions and consultancy, utilizing what they believe are the best tools for the job from the Noodle Live box of event tech tricks. Noodle mainly works with mobile apps and RFID smart badges but are constantly exploring new technology to ensure they bring #EventProfs the most current solutions and packages.
- Noodle Live’s client list includes Xero, Fujitsu, Lidl, Arup, Jaguar Land Rover, Deloitte, Google.
- In 2016 Noodle Live launched a new dashboard facility that allows clients to manage their own event apps and reduce the cost of off the shelf event tech. This new product has proved extremely successful and has opened the door to a wave of new clients.
- To oversee the next round of growth Noodle Live are in the process of appointing an advisory board of key industry experts. This will ensure that the company have access to the knowledge and expertise needed to manage the expansion. The advisory board will bring experience relating to commercial strategy, pricing structure, growth plans, technical architecture, financial modeling and business management.