OnePlan strategic investment leg-up to venues



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OnePlan, the world’s leading live event site and venue planning platform, announced on March 2nd it has raised $6M in a new strategic investment led by the Elysian Park Ventures and Verance Capital (US).

‘OnePlan’ stated that the strategic relationship and investment will accelerate OnePlan’s commitment to supporting live event venues, with a focus on the sporting venue market.

London (UK)-based OnePlan is the world’s leading event site planning platform used by over 25,000 events in 107 countries. Their software helps event organizers and venue owners plan successful events collaboratively with their stakeholders in an efficient, sustainable and secure manner, while bringing strong commercial benefits. It has instant, built-in intelligence that shows area space and capacity, meaning events can be planned accurately and to scale, with realtime information allowing organizers to be agile and minimize risk. Their proprietary softwares bring commercial benefits too, through sales and marketing tools and cost-of-use.

OnePlan’s digital twin technology, Venue Twin, provides its clients with an accurate, virtual representation of their venue, minimizing the need for multiple site visits, and making it a sustainable exercise for all involved, while adding a level of sophistication to sales and marketing presentations.

The Elysian Park is a global investment platform dedicated to building the future of sports. Created by the ownership of the Major League Baseball (MLB) team Los Angeles Dodgers, the Elysian Park invests where sports intersect with the global markets of health, culture, commerce, and technology. The Elysian Park works with companies across stages from seed to growth to provide perspective, relationships, capital, and exclusive strategic resources including the Trailblazer Venture Studio, Global Sports Venture Studio, Robin, Fitt Insider, and the EP Golf Ventures in partnership with the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America, among others.

Albany, New York (US)-based Verance Capital is a growth investment firm focused on sports, media and live entertainment, including the technology and software that power these sectors. Verance takes a flexible and long-term approach to investing, leveraging industry expertise and an expansive global network to drive success for its partners.

‘OnePlan’ further stated that OnePlan provides proprietary groundbreaking 3D digital mapping tools that allow venue planners to expertly and seamlessly organize live events of all sizes – from marathons to music festivals, cycling races, football games and triathlons.

Founded in 2019, OnePlan’s technology has been used to power over 25,000 of the world’s best live events at iconic venues in 107 countries, including the 18,000-capacity under-construction Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California, home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team Los Angeles Clippers, Silverstone, as well as USA Triathlon.

OnePlan is the Official Supporter of GIS Mapping and Digital Twin Software for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and commonly known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multisport event that is scheduled to take place from July 26th to August 11th, 2024 with Paris as its main Host City and 16 Cities spread across Metropolitan France and one in Tahiti – an island within the French overseas country and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia – as a subsite.

Shared Paul Foster, OnePlan Founder and head honcho, “We’re honored to have the support of Elysian Park Ventures and Verance Capital as we further our mission of revolutionizing the events and venues industry the world over. It’s heartening to see how our customers, at some of the biggest venues in the world, get immediate operational and security benefits from using OnePlan, along with significant commercial gains.”

Paul Foster, CEO and Founder, OnePlan, UK, is a Member of Coliseum – Global Sports Venue Alliance.

With OnePlan, venues can leverage automated realtime data intelligence to plan for and measure crowd capacity and safety, arrival and exit flows, optimal placement for stages or marquees, and even the right placement of refuse facilities. OnePlan’s digital twin product, Venue Twin, gives organizers virtual access to the real world venues, opening new opportunities for venue owners and operators.

In addition to the operational planning benefits, Venue Twin can be used as sales and marketing tool for advertisers, sponsors and fans, and enables third party licensing of official virtual venues as consumer applications for the metaverse open up. The platform is leveraged by World Triathlon, World Obstacle and more.

Asserted Ami Galani, Venture Partner with the Elysian Park Ventures., “Venues, and particularly sporting venues, play such an important role in our communities by providing spaces for communities to gather and celebrate. OnePlan’s immersive 2D and 3D digital twinning provide game-changing tools to create rich experiences. We are excited by how OnePlan gives access to this powerful platform to the broadest set of live event planners, from the largest of global events to local community events.”

Observed Julian Kershaw-Weih, Principal with Verance Capital, “Live events are an increasingly integral aspect of our society and OnePlan’s technology enables comprehensive and seamless event planning for stadiums and venues, as well as intuitive software that suits any event organizer. We believe OnePlan’s best-in-class systems will bring live events to the next level for attendees, organizers and venues alike.”

OnePlan has recently hired a Director, North America, based in Los Angeles as the company continues to grow in the United States.

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