Hownd in the News

  • Press Release
  • December 3, 2019

As the Title Sponsor, Hownd® is making Phoestivus vendors’ promotions available to consumers on both evenings. Consumers who have downloaded the free MyHowndTM mobile app from the App Store or Google Play can redeem an exhibitor’s special offers at the event.

Featuring hand-crafted gifts from more than 200 small businesses, the Phoestivus Public Market showcases a variety of jewelry, home goods, clothing, and decorations by Arizona artists, as well as many farmer’s market vendors of locally grown and prepared foods.

  • Press Release
  • December 3, 2019

Hownd® has received $1.8 million in seed round funding from SunChase Capital as its lead investor as well as an additional $1.2 million in capital from Phoenix-area angels. Hownd, will use the funds primarily for targeted domestic expansion through its Affinity Programs, channel partners, and direct sales, as well as international expansion through its Latin American and European partners.

  • Article
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • November 27, 2019

Tempe-based Hownd Inc. has raised $3 million to expand its foot traffic generation software for local merchants. Hownd® closed on its seed round Tuesday after receiving $1.8 million from Scottsdale-based SunChase Capital Inc. The remaining $1.2 million came in during the past year from seven Phoenix-area angel investors who wish to remain anonymous, said Hownd CEO and founder Brandon Willey.

  • Podcast
  • The Naked Truth
  • November 18, 2019

Host Lori Corrigan (a.k.a. The Snake Charmer) invited Hownd’s Chief Brand Officer, Mike Carrillo, and advisor Eric Keosky-Smith to discuss how local businesses can stay competitive. The trio also covered the importance of practicing Conscious Capitalism in today’s business climate and the challenges of doing a complete brand, platform, and product overhaul.

  • Press Release
  • November 13, 2019

Hownd® has partnered with Local First Arizona to make their members’ promotions available to consumers throughout the state as part of the Hownd for the Holidays™ campaign. Consumers who have the MyHownd™ mobile app can easily claim and redeem Local First members’ holiday offers.

  • Press Release
  • November 13, 2019

Hownd® (formerly FetchRev), a foot traffic generation platform that helps local businesses attract new and returning customers, and Virtuix, developer of the Omni Arena virtual reality esports attraction, have announced a partnership to drive incremental player traffic to Omni Arena operators.

  • Press Release
  • October 29, 2019

Hownd​® has announced its new inaugural Affinity Partnership with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce to bring its patent-pending Effortless Foot Traffic™​ generation platform to the chamber’s members.

  • Press Release
  • October 18, 2019

Hownd® is providing the organization’s members with advantageous pricing and is also making members’ promotions available to consumers at the L​ocal First Arizona Fall Festival held on Nov. 2 at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The festival (#AZFallFest) is free to attend for all ages.

  • Press Release
  • October 17, 2019

Hownd® (formerly FetchRev) has announced the availability of its new automated promotions platform that effortlessly generates the new and repeat customers local merchants need to grow their business and consistently generate more profitable revenue. With the launch of Hownd, the company is retiring its FetchRev name.

  • Article
  • Phoenix Business Journal
  • October 16, 2019

Besides changing its name and launching a new online platform for business customers to lure in more consumers, the company is planned a move into a new 20,000-square-foot office space in December — with more hiring planned.

  • Press Release
  • July 17, 2019

Hownd CEO, Brandon Willey and Chief Brand Officer, Mike Carrillo, shared the story behind FetchRev (soon to be Hownd®), the importance of automation and the tremendous value small businesses bring to our local communities that (and how we strive to showcase them!). Thank you to host Thomas Barr of Local First Arizona for inviting us on the Arizona Good Business podcast!

  • Podcast
  • Arizona Good Business
  • September 11, 2019

FetchRev® (soon to be Hownd®), provider of an automated marketing platform that generates profitable foot traffic for local businesses, is expanding beyond North America with new language support, consumer privacy capabilities, and international partnerships.