Early Stage

Community-driven platform with everything you need to create events

Community-driven platform with everything you need to create events


Raised to Date: Raised: $0

Total Commitments ($USD)



Start Date


Close Date


Min. Goal
Max. Goal
Min. Investment


Security Type



Series A

SEC Filing Type

RegCF    Open SEC Filing

Valuation Cap




Rolling Commitments ($USD)

Not Funded
Reporting Date


Days Remaining
Not Funded
% of Min. Goal
Not Funded
% of Max. Goal
Not Funded
Likelihood of Max
Not Funded
Avg. Daily Raise


Not Funded
Create a free account today to gain access to KingsCrowd analytics.
Year Founded



Business Services, Software, & Applications

Tech Sector


Distribution Model




Capital Intensity



Honolulu, Hawaii

Business Type

High Growth

Youcanevent, an event-creation platform with a valuation cap of $7.5 million, is raising funds on Republic. The platform of Youcanevent allows users to create and host community and business events conveniently and efficiently. Everything required to arrange events is available on Youcanevent, including event services and packages, voice or text assistance, and price transparency. Youcanevent was founded by Andrius Sperque and Antonio Trincao and has raised more than $235,000 since its inception. The current crowdfunding round has a minimum goal of $25,000 and a maximum goal of $107,000, and the funds will be used to grow the company in the Bay Area and beyond to major cities in the US. Youcanevent already has more than 5,000 users and has reported transactions of more than $690,000 to date.

Summary Profit and Loss Statement

Most Recent Year Prior Year












Net Income



Summary Balance Sheet

Most Recent Year Prior Year




Accounts Receivable



Total Assets



Short-Term Debt



Long-Term Debt



Total Liabilities



Financials as of: 10/08/2019
Create a free account today to gain access to KingsCrowd analytics.

Upgrade to gain access

Pay Monthly
Annually (Save 17%)


$25 /month
billed annually
Free portfolio tracking, data-driven ratings, AI analysis and reports
Plan Includes:
Everything in Free, plus
Company specific KingsCrowd ratings and analyst reports
Deal explorer and side-by-side comparison
Startup exit and failure tracking
Startup market filters and historical industry data
Advanced company search ( with ratings)
Get Edge Annual
Already a member? Log in here.

Analyst Report Analyst Report Methodology Article


Youcanevent has been selected as a “Top Deal” by KingsCrowd. This distinction is reserved for deals selected into the top 10% of our due diligence funnel. If you have questions regarding our deal diligence and selection methodology, please reach out to

Next Section: Problem


According to Convene, there were 1.9M events and meetings in 2016. This figure only includes gatherings of 10 or more people in a contracted venue. The events and meetings industry in the U.S. resulted in a large amount of spending. Spending in this industry includes planning, production, travel, and other expenditures. 

1.9M U.S. events resulted in over $325B of spending in the United States. $120B of the $325B, however, was spent on travel alone. Given these figures and the growing demand for corporate and business events, we can guess that the total market size for vendors in the business and corporate events industry is at least over $200B. Vendors needed for business events include audiovisual, venues, catering, photographers, and more.

Event-planners in this industry must juggle communicating with various vendors like photographers, venue-holders, caterers, decorators, and more. Additionally, these event-planners are potentially negotiating with half-a-dozen different photographers, caterers, and other vendors over various media like calls, texts, and emails. 

Needless to say, the process of putting on business events can be difficult for event-planners which is made even more difficult given event-planning teams tend to be small and lean.

Next Section: Solution


Youcanevent is a marketplace that connects event-planners with vendors in the business events planning space. The startup acts as a unified platform for event-planners to find and get in touch with all the vendors necessary to put on an event in one place. 

A single platform to communicate with all the vendors needed, helps event-planners streamline and manage the process of putting on business and corporate events. Youcanevent is similar to The Knot. The Knot is a full-stack platform for planning a wedding. The Knot helps couples get in touch with the numerous vendors needed for a wedding along with other services. 

The two differ in the verticals they service – Youcanevent is for business and corporate events; The Knot is focused on weddings. Through its community-driven marketplace and vendor-first mentality, Youcanevent has built a platform with promising traction in an industry needing technological improvement.

Next Section: Why We Like it

Why We Like it

  1. Founders: The founders, Andrius and Antonio, have complementary backgrounds: Andrius Sperque has technical experience and was one of the lead engineers building Samsung Pay in Brazil and Antonio has experience putting on event experiences. This is, however, Andrius and Antonio’s first entrepreneurial endeavor. Although they have some experience in the meetings and events industry, the two founders do not have significant experience in the industry nor do they have experience in the U.S. events industry and should surround themselves with seasoned industry veterans either in full time or advisory positions to bolster management capability.

    Additionally, the team has undergone several programs like Sequoia Labs at Stanford as well as the Blue Startups Accelerator Program. These experiences point towards the Youcanevent team potentially showing that others believe in the marketplace they’ve built.
  2. Business Model: Youcanevent takes a below-market rate fee paid by customers on every transaction. The average event managing platform/company charges 20-25% for production fees whereas Youcanevent charges 18%. In total, Youcanevent has taken in over $500K in transaction fees to date. Although not a SaaS model, Youcanevent has a very scalable product with the bulk of their efforts being focused on the Bay Area at this time, and plenty of room to run in various other cities across the US. 

    The company serves as a marketplace that connects event-vendors with corporate and business events planners. With the majority of the product built out, the team can spend most of its efforts and capital into growth, marketing, and sales.

  3. Differentiation: Youcanevent is a differentiated marketplace. Most “competitors” in the events space focus on one vertical, i.e. Peerspace for venues, ezCater for catering, and The Knot for wedding services, Thumbtackfor manual labor to complete various tasks associated with getting an event up and running, and business listers like Yelp that help event managers get in touch with various vendors. 

    There are also competitors Xing, Cvent, and Aventri that work with corporate entities, but are technologically outdated. Of all of these, the most similar to Youcanevent is the Knot. The Knot connects couples with local vendors (caterers, photographers, venues, etc.), but with its sole focus on weddings.We like that Youcanevent is focused on the broader scope business and corporate events space. The wedding services industry sits at $76B whereas the business events industry is well over $200B.

    In a $200B+ category, Youcanevent has plenty of opportunity to become a large business simply by providing a seamless way to tie together the necessary vendor management to pull off corporate events.

    We think that although this is a poor representation of Youcanevent’s competitors, the above graphic reinforces Youcanevent’s differentiation in the space. There really is no service out there providing a unified and simple platform to find and communicate with the vendors necessary to put on a business event.

  4. Customer Stickiness: Event organizers from various companies like Microsoft, Stanford GSB, Deutsche Bank, and many more have used Youcanevent and even returned to use the Youcanevent to help plan an event. Additionally, we believe that the adoption of using Youcanevent is relatively easy and will spread other event organizers easily. Being able to onboard event organizers quickly and easily is a huge plus for adoption rate and we believe the internal value of Youcanevent is fairly high. With all that, we can see other event organizers within an organization begin to utilize Youcanevent as well. 
  5. Market Conditions: In Convene’s annual survey of corporate meeting and event planners, 40%+ of corporate event planners expected their budget to increase. 

    Additionally, over 40% of corporate marketers believe events to be the single-most effective marketing channel according to Bizzabo. Overall, corporate event budgets and marketing are a huge driver of growth in this industry and so long as market conditions stay constant or grow, the business events industry will remain a healthy market that provides nice tailwinds to Youcanevent’s growth. 

    In a market downturn, investors should track their investment in an industry focused on business events. Budgets for these types of activities are likely to shrink given these events are less of a necessary business expense. Even in a recession, however, events will happen, but on tighter budgets. Given that, a recession may help Youcanevent because of its ability to reduce cost and better track expenses on a single platform tied to event spend.

Next Section: Other

The Rating: Top Deal

In light of the poor competition in the space, the experienced team, and early traction, we are rating Youcanevent as a Top Deal. Youcanevent has a very scalable business that we believe can turn a profit. Additionally, the poor competition in this space and Youcanevent’s vendor-first marketplace will create a strong moat for Youcanevent to become a formidable competitor in the space. 

Lastly, the exit opportunities are favorable for investors in the short and long-term. We can see a company like Eventbrite acquire Youcanevent to further verticalize their business and consolidate the event-planning industry. 

It should be noted, however, that Eventbrite has mainly acquired companies in the ticketing software or registration space. They have made acquisitions for Picatic which was a registration platform for event organizers and ticketea which allows small-to-medium sized event organizers to promote activities and sell tickets. 

Given the large size of this market, we can even see Youcanevent eventually growing large enough for an IPO. This, however, is further (7+ years) down the line. 

Founders: enhance your startup's credibility on KingsCrowd. Create an account to claim this raise page.

Create your first portfolio

Create your own startup investment portfolio on KingsCrowd.

Track all of your startup investments in one place using our state-of-the-art portfolio tracker tools. To begin, create your first portfolio below.

Add to portfolio
Youcanevent on Republic
Platform: Republic
Security Type: SAFE
Valuation: $7,500,000

Follow company

Follow Youcanevent on Republic

Buy Youcanevent's Deal Report

Warning: according to the close date for this deal, Youcanevent may no longer be accepting investments.

Youcanevent Deal Report

Get KingsCrowd’s comprehensive report on Youcanevent including:

  • How our proprietary algorithm rates their current capital raise (1-5 stars)
  • Detailed price, market, team, differentiators, performance, and risk ratings
  • Whether Youcanevent is undervalued or overvalued
  • Scores on the founding team and key personnel's background and expertise
  • Our deep-dive analyst report reviewing the deal's investment potential and bullish vs. bearish outlook

Buy the Youcanevent deal report for only $10!

Email address:
Looking to buy more than one deal report? Get unlimited reports by upgrading to Edge