Vivify Raises Multi-Million-Pound Funding


Vivify, a Manchester, UK-based provider of a digital platform for booking of local venues from schools, sports clubs and community halls, raised an undisclosed amount of funding.

The transaction was led by Simon Lord and Jamie Newall at multi-family office Arete.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations across the UK and significantly grow its base of partner schools.

Founded in 2020 by Russell Teale, Alaine Swis and Andy Mellor and chaired by Richard Millman, Vivify provides a digital platform with managed service where under-utilized school facilities can be listed for hire to maximise social and physical activities within communities and generate revenue.

The company is also backed by digital transformation agency Parallax.