UPshow, a Chicago, IL-based TV-powered social marketing platform, closed a $1.5M angel funding round.
Backers included comScore CEO Gian Fulgoni, 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Fieldglass Founder Jai Shekhawat, Edgewater Funds Managing Director Dave Tolmie, and eHealth CEO Scott Flanders.
The company is using the capital to grow its team, accelerate product development and expand sales into new markets.
Led by Adam Hirsen, CEO, UPshow operates an in-venue social media display network in the United States. With over 3,200 screens in restaurants, sports bars, entertainment venues and leading family attractions, UPshow allows patrons to showcase their social media posts instantly on TVs within a venue.
Launched in 2015, the company has experienced continual growth in new customers, while expanding its install base from local businesses like Fatpour Taphouse in Chicago and Crossfit Solace in New York; to national brands like Margaritaville, iFly, Blackfinn Ameripub and Tilted Kilt.