AS PART OF THIS MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT ON TECHNOLOGY, HOTEL DESIGNS’ EDITOR HAMISH KILBURN SAT DOWN WITH THE CO-FOUNDER OF CHARGIFI, DAN BLADEN, TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT THERE’S A NEED FOR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IN THE MODERN HOTEL.
Now with our funding round completed and summer around the corner, thoughts for many are turning to holidays, but not for the team at Chargifi.
We’ve just returned from HITEC Amsterdam (read our recap here), where we met with hospitality leaders to discuss the most effective way to manage and monitor wireless power for their businesses. Smart wireless power is clearly in high demand, bringing value for both brands and guests in connection with analytics. This is further proven with our latest case study with a global hotel client – it’s no longer ‘if’ wireless power is deployed, but ‘when’ and ‘how’.
We have just returned from one of the biggest events in the hospitality calendar, HITEC Amsterdam 2018. It was a great show and smart technology was the hot topic of the conference. We were delighted to have met with a whole host of multinational hotel chains with our partners FourteenIP and HPE Aruba to discuss the most effective way to manage wireless power and monitor guest behaviour via wireless power. Our biggest takeaway was that smart wireless power is in high demand, bringing value for both brands and guests in connection with analytics. In terms of scaling, it’s no longer ‘if’ wireless power is deployed, but ‘when’ and ‘how’.
Today we are delighted to announce our latest £5 million funding round. The investment is led by Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), with other investors including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and firstminute capital. The funding will bring us the financial support needed to scale our growth plans across US and Asian markets, as well as bringing strategic value and partnerships from each of our investors: HPE will be taking Chargifi’s wireless power to its worldwide customer base as part of its connectivity solutions.