Pollen (formerly Verve) is an invite-only marketplace, using influencer marketing for experiences and events.
Pollen enables people to bring their friends to the best experiences and share rewards.
Pollen was founded in 2014 by Callum Negus-Fancey & Liam Negus-Fancey. The company is headquartered in London, London, with offices in Toronto, Ontario; Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV.
Pollen’s growing portfolio of travel and music experiences ranges from beach holidays and festivals to city weekends and a broad range of ski packages.
Pollen's marketplace has 35 thousand active members globally, who have sold 330k experiences since the beginning of the year. The company has sold almost one million experiences in total across travel, live events and festivals.
Pollen works with 500+ world class brands including Live Nation, MGM Resorts, TAO, Hakkasan, AEG & C3; and secured partnerships with Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, Priceline, Stubhub, and SeeTickets.
Pollen is backed by Northzone, Sienna Capital, Draper Esprit, Backed and Kindred among others. The company raised $60M from a "Series B" financing on Oct 24, 2019. This new round brings Pollen's total funding to $100M to date.