UpOut, a San Francisco, CA-based guide that provides personalized recommendations to events, raised $850k in seed funding.
Started out as a weekend project in the dorm rooms of Babson College by CEO Martin Shen and Will King, UpOut helps locals discover the most interesting events in San Francisco.
The company’s technology aggregates local events and ranks them based on accuracy and preferences, giving users suggestions that better fit their needs. The mobile app, released last year, helps people discover what’s going on around them now.
Founded in August 2011, UpOut participated in Tandem, a mobile industry accelerator based in Burlingame.