Los Angeles, CA – November 11, 2015 – Heaps, the technology startup devoted to change the social experience of partying, today announced an early stage round led by investor Ron Burkle, Steve Aoki, Vine Star Logan Paul, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner/RSE, EDM pioneer Paul Campbell and Music Tech entrepreneur Paolo Moreno of a Electric Ventures Fund, among other strategic partners.
The exact amount of the funding is undisclosed but will accelerate Heap’s growth and enable the expansion into the United States.
Heaps, a Tinder-like app that lets groups of friends swipe people and parties, also opened the product to the Los Angeles (and California) market today, as its first big move into the U.S. Using Heaps, social groups can discover events and parties hosted by nearby groups and then connect with each other.
Growth & Collaborations
Founded in Copenhagen by a group friends, Heaps launched into private beta late last year touring the college scene and accumulating more than 40,000 users in only a couple of months.
Further, Heaps successfully collaborated with Universal Denmark to release albums, Roskilde Festival as Official Social App and VICE Denmark to document the initial development.
“We gave people a product they were missing. Simplifying how we party and meet people going out, is simply making something we already do, a lot easier.
I am confident that Heaps will be huge in LA too! There is a massive party scene here, as well as the entertainment and a disruptive tech industry, which is why this is our natural next step.,” says Niels Hangaard, CEO.
Heaps is a simple and sleek concept, that lets groups of people explore what’s going on in their neighbourhood. You create a group with your friends and browse people and parties nearby. It’s safe, fun and without the awkwardness of dating!
Heaps is available for download on;
App Store: http://bit.ly/HeapsAppStore
Google Play: http://bit.ly/HeapsGooglePlay
If you have any questions, please hit up Frederik at firstname.lastname@example.org