Swisscom Broadcast acquires Veertly event platform

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Veertly & Swisscom Team

From left to right: Alexander Spahn (CEO Veertly); Joao Aguiam (CTO Veertly); Joschka Finkbeiner (CFO Veertly); Tobias Saurer (Head of Digital Media Swisscom Broadcast); Sven Bethke (Head of Business Unit Media & Events Swisscom Broadcast)

  • Four years after developing the first prototype and two years after closing a seed financing round, the virtual event platform Veertly is being acquired by Swisscom Broadcast
  • The strategic acquisition opens a world of possibilities for growth and the evolution of the technology the Veertly team has built

Swisscom Broadcast is part of the Swisscom Group, a major telecommunications provider in Switzerland, and has acquired the virtual event platform Veertly. Launched four years ago with the vision of connecting people globally, Veertly has established itself as an innovative platform for virtual and hybrid events. Thousands of events have been hosted on the Veertly platform from small workshops and networking events to large townhall meetings, corporate conferences, and international exhibitions. Veertly served clients in more than 20 countries in particular many SMEs in the DACH market as well as internationally renowned brands.

After the seed financing round in 2021 with participation from coparion and business angels, this strategic acquisition marks a major milestone for Veertly. It opens new avenues for growth and the opportunity to further enhance the technology. Swisscom Broadcast's move emphasizes its strong commitment to providing top-tier virtual and hybrid event solutions.

Veertly was incorporated in 2020 by Alexander Spahn, Joao Aguiam, and Joschka Finkbeiner. “We are incredibly grateful to all customers, employees, investors, and partners for their trust, feedback, and support over the past four years.” states Alexander Spahn. Joao Aguiam adds: “Moreover, we are looking forward to this union which promises to continue and evolve Veertly's success story under the name Swisscom Broadcast.”

About Swisscom Broadcast

Swisscom Broadcast has decades of experience in information and communication solutions for customers with particularly high security requirements. Among other things, Swisscom Broadcast supports its customers with telecommunications, IT, streaming media, content delivery and event management services - from the moment the idea is conceived to downstream services. The solutions in the safety and security environment range from video surveillance, drone detection and operations to early flood detection and people density prediction. Around 270 employees work for Swisscom Broadcast. The company is part of the Swisscom Group.

About Veertly

Veertly is a European software technology company offering a flexible all-in-one platform for hybrid and online events, as well as digital collaboration, completely rethinking digital interactions. Founded in 2020, Veertly's vision is to build bridges to connect and collaborate anywhere with anyone.

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