Hownd in the News
Greater Phoenix is an emerging tech market. The region is sought after for its talent, collaborative environment, business-friendly culture and quality of life. Emerging tech companies choose Greater Phoenix to establish their footprints, test their technologies and scale.
We’re proud that the report features Hownd as one of the city’s expanding and new-to-market companies based on our projected growth.
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council has selected four local software-as-a-service companies to help grow their business globally, using the United Kingdom as a starting point into Europe.
“We’re creating a strategy for them to enter into the UK market, and we need some time to do that,” Soberanes said. “We want to support the local ecosystem with companies who are based in the Phoenix metro area, operating profitably and who are willing to work closely with us to continue growing this ecosystem.”
Through the partnership, BBB Pacific Southwest’s Accredited Businesses can sign up for a free, zero-risk Hownd® account to create their first promotion in less than five minutes, and they only pay when Hownd brings customers through their entrance. Accredited Businesses can also upgrade and get a 10% BBB discount on Hownd’s Essentials and Plus plans that include additional features designed to further increase a member’s data collection, foot traffic, and profitable revenue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hownd® is providing the organization’s members with advantageous pricing and is also making members’ promotions available to consumers at the Local First Arizona Fall Festival held on Nov. 2 at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. The festival (#AZFallFest) is free to attend for all ages.
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.
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.
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!
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.