DoubleDutch adds Marco Giberti to its Board of Directors


WORLD – US-based provider of mobile event applications DoubleDutch has announced Marco Giberti has joined its Board of Directors.
Following a career as a Corporate Executive at Apple, Giberti became co-founder and Board Member for Mind Opener, a leading publishing group in Latin America, and e-mind, an internet and media communications company.
He later co-founded Mind Trainer, a firm that specialises in organising tradeshows and conferences, and led the Latin American group to become the largest event organisation in the region.
His companies were sold to British firm Pearson Media Group, Liberty Media and Reed Elsevier respectively. Giberti will bring more than 20 years of experience in the events industry.
“Marco is well known in the events industry for his role in building out Reed Exhibitions’ Latin American business and for his deep knowledge of event technology,” said Lawrence Coburn, CEO and co-founder, DoubleDutch.
“As we continue to grab market share in the events industry, Marco’s domain expertise will be invaluable for building our business for global corporate and tradeshow clients that plan hundreds of events per year.”
Giberti said: “DoubleDutch has been able to serve a huge need in the events industry – mobile technology that engages event guests with intuitive social features and provides unprecedented data to organisers.
“I look forward to bringing a seasoned view of the industry to the board and helping DoubleDutch continue its impressive growth.”
In the past six months, DoubleDutch has more than doubled its team, reaching 125 employees and expanding overseas. On the board, Giberti joins Byron Deeter, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and investor in Box, Cornerstone OnDemand and Eloqua; Mike Maples, Managing Partner at Floodgate and investor in Twitter, Lyft and Chegg; Duncan Davidson, investor in Appboy, Proformative and Livescribe; and Dominique Vidal, Partner at Index Ventures and investor in Criteo, Metapack and Outbrain.
DoubleDutch specialises in building social event applications and capturing attendee behavioural data to help marketers optimise events. The firm’s headquarters are based in San Francisco’s Mission District, with its EMEA headquarters located in Amsterdam, and satellite offices in London and Hong Kong.
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