Zuddl, a hybrid and virtual meeting technology company, announced that it raised $13.35 million in its Series A round. In a post on a website blog, founder and CEO Bharath Varma said the funding was led by Alpha Wave Incubation with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, GrowX Ventures and Waveform Ventures. Zuddl was launched in 2020. In the last 18 months, said Varma, the company has launched many features and improvements “to enable organizations to run awe-inspiring events all the while putting their brand front and center.” Event organizers, he said, have built digital replicas of their physical office spaces, recreated their favorite venues and built completely themed event spaces. All of these lead back to one theme, said Varma: “organizers are ready to embrace the world of hybrid and virtual events.” What started out as a begrudging exercise forced on organizations by the pandemic, he said, has unlocked a host of new possibilities that organizers are embracing. For the first time ever, said Varma, “it is the norm that access to events is not dictated by where you are.” Looking ahead, Varma said Zuddl is aiming to be the one platform for all enterprise events — whether internal or external, hybrid or virtual.

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