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Hubb Secures $6.3 Million in Series B Funding

Five Elms Capital Leads Latest Round for Enterprise Event Tech Startup VANCOUVER, WA – October 16, 2018 – Hubb, a developer of cutting-edge event management technology, today announces that it has raised a $6.3 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. Hubb’s event management solutions and powerful business intelligence tools bring innovation and data-driven decision making to the events industry. The company works with key clients such as Microsoft, Atlassian, Biotechnology Innovation Association and the Consumer Technology Association (CES). This latest round brings Hubb’s total funding to $10 million. Joe Onofrio from Five Elms Capital joins the board as part of this round. Collecting, managing and marketing event data is a time-consuming job, with limited information available to make informed decisions. Allie Magyar founded Hubb as a solution to the problems she faced as a seasoned corporate event manager. With a scalable solution to manage events of all sizes, including some of the largest events in the world, Hubb skillfully accommodates the toughest workflows that face event organizers. In addition, Hubb’s real-world application of machine learning and AI provides data and insights to help event managers make smarter decisions around event content and improve event ROI. As the single source of truth that powers all of an event’s content, the software acts as an event’s central “Hubb.” “We’re thrilled to partner with Five Elms Capital. This new funding will allow us to scale our business while we continue to innovate and push the industry towards data-driven decision-making. There is a great deal of momentum in the event technology space and we’re excited to lead the industry’s use of true SaaS technology for meetings and events,” said Allie Magyar, founder and CEO of Hubb. Building upon exciting innovations such as Hubb Meetings, Hubb plans to use this new capital to better support its customers, further scale its business and develop additional event content and meeting management solutions, along with powerful business intelligence tools. The funding will also be used to hire staff in development, sales, customer support and marketing. “Allie and the Hubb team continue to improve the way events are run. Hubb has built an intuitive, scalable platform that has proven its ability to drive ROI for customers at many of the largest events in the world. Equally impressive is the team and culture that Allie has fostered. We firmly believe that culture is crucial in scaling a world class software business and we are excited to support Allie in her goal of expanding her team and cementing Hubb as a leader in event management,” said Joe Onofrio, Managing Director at Five Elms Capital. “Hubb is a fast-growing startup that represents the future of our region, directly contributing to the growth of the local economy with their innovative ideas and execution,” said Nitin Rai, Managing Director of Elevate Capital. “We are happy to continue to invest in Allie Magyar and her team. Their incredible track record over the past two years in building a great event management technology platform and executing on their vision made it an easy decision for us to further invest in Hubb.” “We are very impressed with what Allie and the amazing team at Hubb has accomplished so far,” said George DeCarlo, Oregon Venture Fund investor and CEO of Woobox. “They’ve built an enterprise-class event management platform that solves a critical business need for their customers. We’re excited about their plans to scale the organization and continue their phenomenal growth.”  About Hubb Founded in 2015 by veteran event management professionals, Hubb brings order to the chaos of the most time-consuming aspects of event management and provides data that improves decision making across events. Our cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing and marketing event content, as well as facilitating sales pipeline growth with meetings management and data analytics. With Hubb, clients save time getting their event to market and have the analytics they need to make more informed decisions and improve ROI. Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA. For more information, visit www.hubb.me. About Five Elms Capital Five Elms Capital is a leading growth equity firm that invests in fast-growing B2B software businesses that users love.  Five Elms provides capital and resources to help companies accelerate growth and further cement their role as industry leaders. For more information, visit www.fiveelms.com  Media Contacts Raime Merriman 360-949-7843 rmerriman@hubb.me Nicole Brunet 408-761-1803 nicolebrunetpr@gmail.com

SPIN and Hubb Team Up Again for SPINCon 2018

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network announces a repeat partnership with event technology startup Hubb to utilize its content management software for SPINCon 2018. Hubb’s software will allow SPINCon organizers a single location to collect, manage and market speakers and sponsors for SPINCon 2018. “Working with Hubb last year helped to streamline speaker management process for SPINCon 2017,” noted Tracey Smith, SPIN’s Executive Director. “Hubb’s technology allowed us to handle this process more efficiently and pairing it with our conference app made for a seamless solution.”

Platform Simplifies Planning

Hubb creates a single source for event organizers to store and edit event content, allowing them to them make updates that are automatically published across every source of event information (such as a website, mobile app, or digital signage). Hubb also automates reminders to speakers to submit their information and session graders to evaluate submissions. “Our technology allowed the SPINCon organizers to focus on thinking strategically about the conference and create a better event experience for their attendees,” said Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “We are excited about continuing this partnership with SPIN and are looking forward to attending our second SPINCon!” About SPIN SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network is the world’s third largest association for planners and the largest for senior-level planners with at least 10 years full-time planning experience.  SPINCon is the annual conference for the association, being held this year November 11-13 in St. Petersburg, FL.   www.SPINplanners.com About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Their flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing, and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies to ensure all content is consistent and up-to-date. www.hubb.me

Hubb earns praise from prestigious awards programs

Vancouver, Wash., May 11, 2018  –  Event tech start-up Hubb has recently received accolades from regional and international awards programs. Notably, the Technology Association of Oregon named Hubb winner of the Emerging Technology Company of the Year last night at its 34th Annual Oregon Technology Awards. The awards program celebrates excellence and achievement in the state’s technology industry. Additionally, Hubb’s influential founder and CEO, Allie Magyar, was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Magyar, 38, was CEO of experiential event management firm Dynamic Events, which coordinates the world’s largest IT user conference, when she founded Hubb, an event tech startup that focuses on streamlining the collection, management and marketing of event content relating to speakers, sessions and event sponsors. If she wins, Magyar will join the ranks of industry leaders who have received the prestigious honor in past years, including Ryan Carson of Treehouse, David Hersh of Jive Software, Glenn Kelman of Redfin, Luke Kanies of Puppet and the late Sam Blackman, of Elemental Technologies, Inc. In April, Hubb was selected as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program, which recognizes the world’s most innovative tech start-ups. “The support we’ve seen from the technology and business communities has been incredible,” Magyar said. “We’re honored that so many people believe in our potential and contributions to these industries, as well as the value Hubb brings to meetings and events professionals.” Hubb's event professional-centric approach and modern technology has helped it stand out in the marketplace. Only 3 years old, Hubb just signed its 100th customer and boasts a client list including Microsoft, Tableau, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Red Hat, Atlassian and HubSpot, among many others.

Hubb Announces Raime Merriman as Winner of 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Award

March 1, 2018 -- Hubb is proud to announce that Marketing Director Raime Merriman has been named a 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards winner. Designed to honor and celebrate top-performing women in the meetings industry, the Smart Women in Meetings Awards recognizes female meeting professionals in six prestigious categories including Visionaries, Industry Leaders, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Trail Blazers and Rising Stars. Now in its third year, the awards platform has gained rapid notoriety and serves as a notable metric of achievement for meeting planners nationwide. Nominated by their peers and colleagues, and ranked against hundreds of their extraordinary meeting peers, these award winners earned top recognition for their hard work and contributions to the meetings industry. Raime has earned recognition in the Innovators category for her commendable contribution to the meetings industry. “I’m delighted to award all of our dedicated 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards winners for their outstanding accomplishments and profound contribution to our industry,” said Smart Meetings founder and CEO, Marin Bright. We’re a female-driven industry and it’s more important than ever to honor and support our female meeting ambassadors and pay tribute to their diligence, talent and extraordinary work ethic.” "There is nobody more deserving of this award than Raime," said Hubb CEO Allie Magyar. "I, along with the entire Hubb team, couldn't be more pleased she was recognized with this Smart Woman in Meetings award." Smart Women in Meetings Awards winners will be featured in the March 2018 edition of Smart Meetings print and digital magazines, receive extensive online coverage and receive on-stage honors at the third annual Smart Woman Summit in partnership with Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau on April 19, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfont. 2018 Smart Women in Meetings Awards Winners

Hubb Wins 2017 Best Event Technology Award at Annual Event Awards

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- November 28, 2017 -- Event technology startup Hubb today announced it has won the Best Event Technology Award at the annual Event Awards, held on November 22. The award recognized Hubb’s event content management solution as a game-changer around the way event managers create, manage, and market their conferences and meetings. Hubb creates a single location for event content that simplifies the process for collecting, managing, and marketing the abstracts, speakers and sponsors for conferences and meetings. By creating a “source of truth”, event organizers who use Hubb can avoid manually tracking the status of event content in Excel spreadsheets and spend more time improving their event. “It’s not every day that we get the opportunity to show off what Hubb can do to so many talented event professionals. Being recognized as one of the top event tech solutions by our peers is a huge honor,” said Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “We built Hubb because we understand the pain that event managers feel when managing and marketing content for their events, and we’re on a mission to help them improve both the quality of their lives and events.” The Event Awards brings together over 700 event professionals and showcases the very highest standards in the event industry. The Event Award judges awarded top marks to many projects that they deemed truly awe-inspiring in response to client brief, brand prowess, execution and measurement. Judging the award were an independent and distinguished panel of recognised and expert Judges representing the industry locally and internationally. About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Our flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. Hubb is a platform that allows you to administer calls for papers, abstract grading, session and speaker management, and content marketing. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies. Founded by veteran event management professionals, Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA.