Kansas City-based Pop Bookings has snagged $150,000 of its seed round that will boost development and marketing of its online event-staffing platform.
The company ultimately hopes to push its round to $250,000 before closing, Pop Bookings CEO Erika Klotz said. A recent graduate of business accelerator SparkLabKC, Pop Bookings opened its round in April at $250,000, with lead investments from Kansas City-area angel investors.
Pop Bookings created an online platform on which staffing agencies can hire and manage temporary labor for specific events. The platform also allows temporary workers to find opportunities with various agencies. For example, if Red Bull wanted to find talent to hand out its beverages at a NASCAR event, Pop Bookings would connect agencies with the talent to fill the need.
Klotz said that Pop Bookings plans to continue raising funds to complete its platform by year’s end, and launch mobile apps in 2016. Once closed, the funding round will help expand Pop Bookings development team to enhance its products.
Founded in 2014, Pop Bookings now has six full-time staff members and clients across the country.