The team of Swedes behind Berlin-based Vamos have been quiet in recent months but today announce they’ve released a nicely designed 3.0 version of their app as well as raising a “six digit” seed round led by a group of angels including Erik Wahlforss, co-founder of Soundcloud; Daniel Bornstein, VP of Global Advertising for deviantART; Jan-Åke Classon, board member of the Atlant Fund; and Karl Sandstedt from Google.
If you haven’t seen our past coverage, Vamos is an event discovery app that croudsources public Facebook events automatically from users’ accounts, as well as plugging into eventbrite, Ticketmaster, and other sources. With a new redesign the team has also built a web platform that provides the same functionality as the iOS app, as well as an Android version in the oven, said to be coming out soon.
According to co-founder Luis-Daniel Alegria, the business model is still early stage, but they're getting commission from some of the sports and concert events they lead users to. Event promotion is another thing they're playing around with, especially in Berlin where they're doing promotions for brands. "It's not big revenues, but proving theres an interest in the market," says Alegria.
For the future they'll be focusing on growth, which should be easier when the Android app comes out, as well as the wide accessibility of the web version, which is also tailored for mobile use.