GOrendezvous Inc, an online agenda and appointment management platform, has closed a $755,000 financing. The round was backed by eighteen members of angel network Anges Québec and Anges Québec Capital. Founded in 2012, Montréal-based GOrendezvous developed its platform for professionals in the health, beauty, wellness and fitness sectors. It plans to use the funds raised to fuel growth through investments in marketing that help generate sales in new markets outside of Québec. Marcel Larochelle, formerly a senior financial executive, led the round for Anges Québec.
GOrendezvous fuels its growth with a $755,000 financing round
November 21, 2017
Eighteen members of Anges Québec and Anges Québec Capital teaming together to accelerate growth for the agenda and appointment managing application
Montréal, November 21st, 2017 – Anges Québec and Anges Québec Capital are announcing together the conclusion of a $755,000 financing round with GOrendezvous. The Montréal-based company conceived and developed an agenda and appointment managing technology, mainly targeted at professionals from the health, beauty, wellness and fitness sectors.
This new capital will be used mostly to fuel the growth of the company, investing in marketing in order to generate sales outside of Québec. GOrendezvous will be able to showcase its application’s ease of use and its various practical functions like online booking, automatic reminders, automatic cancellation replacement, client files, group classes, insurance receipts production and online payment.
“We needed financing to accelerate our growth and enter new markets. But the support we get from members from Anges Québec goes beyond. Their coaching and counseling will bring us further, by avoiding some strategic mistakes, and also by introducing us to potential partnerships”, says Philippe Papillon, Cofounder at GOrendezvous.
“Their business project is very interesting, but we were also seduced by the entrepreneurs’ dynamism, their reactivity and their ability to listen. GOrendezvous is tackling a very challenging sector, with many active competitors, but we know they can stand out”, explains Kalthoum Bouacida, Vice-President, Investment, for Anges Québec Capital.
“We were highly impressed by the feedback shared directly from GOrendezvous clients during the due diligence process. They praised the quality of GOrendezvous’ solution, its user-friendliness, its various functionalities and its excellent cost/benefit ratio. Many GOrendezvous clients also mentioned having received numerous positive feedbacks from their own clients since implementing GOrendezvous for their online booking. All this results in a high level of new client referencing, and an almost inexistent non-renewal rate”, indicates Marcel Larochelle, Anges Québec member and lead-angel for this round.
Founded in 2012, GOrendezvous’ mission is to simplify the making of online appointments for professionals and their clients. The application is mainly targeted at professionals in the health, wellness, beauty, and fitness sectors. GOrendezvous wants to make it easy and affordable for all professionals to start offering their appointments online and save time in the process. Their application has already generated almost 2,600,000 appointments
About Anges Québec Capital
Anges Québec Capital is an investment fund created to financially support the members of the Anges Québec network. Sponsored mainly by Investissement Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the fund supports financial angels who invest in innovating start-ups, with $86M put at the disposal of entrepreneurs, allowing them to benefit from more substantial financial leverage in order to considerably increase the development of their enterprise.
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