Hello Lamp Post is Growing

Published: 15, Jul 2020.

New strategic advisors welcomed in the next phase of expansion.

A message from our CEO Tiernan Mines:

Hello everyone! I wanted to give a brief update on some exciting news at Hello Lamp Post.

I am thrilled to share that we have secured the first part of our maiden round of funding. The round is led by investors including: Dave Worsell, former MD of Granicus UKSteve Pankhurst, co-founder of the UK’s original social network, Friends Reunited; and David Stroud, an investor and tech entrepreneur. Additional investors include expert advisors like Kathy Kyle Bonomini, who have deep industry experience in public engagement in the ‘tech for good’ sector. They now join an important group of Hello Lamp Post advisors, already including senior representatives from Microsoft, Facebook, Social Tech Trust and many City Authorities in the UK, US and Canada.

The additional capital will go towards enhancing the existing Hello Lamp Post (HLP) engagement platform; expanding our customer base in Europe and North America; deepening strategic partnerships with local and global technology thought leaders; and enhancing our core suite of products. We are now continuing to raise the rest of our funding round via EIS-approved funding. 

We’re really excited to attract investors who have worked closely with both UK and North American city authorities. We are continuing to look for partners to join us in achieving our vision of humanising cities. We have proven that governments can reinvigorate their local economy, improve public trust, and generate cost savings, all through friendly automated conversations with citizens.

So far, we have successfully deployed HLP in cities and towns across the world, engaging, inspiring and informing 300,000+ interactions that directly enable cities, local authorities, and organisations to improve reputation and place marketing, generate cost savings, enhance wellness, and increase revenue.

For those of you who saw my latest blog article (at least a couple of people I hope), I mentioned that, in light of Covid-19, Hello Lamp Post clients are also pivoting to digital tools for place marketing activities, and focusing on inward investment to increase local engagement and stimulate their local economy, while still complying with social distancing measures. I am excited that we have the momentum to keep helping our customers, especially during these difficult times. We are continuing to raise funding and look forward to delivering meaningful impact for more customers around the world.

David Worsell, former MD of Granicus UK, is an investor and advisor to Hello Lamp Post and had this to say about reaching this milestone:

He also added: “Hello Lamp Post brilliantly boosts consultations, informs planning, increases tourism experience, promotes wellness and engages in local issues. The use of Hello lamp Post will help organisations improve public safety, manage reputation and deliver measurable cost savings, while also increasing revenue for the council and local businesses at this critical time.

I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming in our new advisors and investors like Dave, and i’m incredibly excited for this next chapter of our journey in bridging the gap between cities and citizens.

To get in touch or find out more information, please email contact@hlp.city

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