Renzo Rosso Invests in Disrupting Startup UBOOKER
Patron of Diesel and OTB, Renzo Rosso invests in disrupting startup UBOOKER via his family fund Red Circle Investments
NEW YORK, February 1, 2018 (Newswire.com) - UBOOKER Worldwide Ltd, creators of an app and a website (www-u-booker.com), that facilitates model booking and makes the modeling business more efficient and prosperous for all, announces today the entry of Red Circle Investments — Renzo Rosso's family investment company — in the capital of the company. "This represents a key strategic partnership with a great player in the fashion and lifestyle industry, Renzo Rosso, a pioneer who has always been ahead of his time," says UBOOKER CEO Nicola Scagnolari.
Launched in February 2017, after two years of development, by models Diana Gaertner and Claudia Wagner, UBOOKER is a highly curated platform where clients can choose from a wide variety of professional models, and where models can gain exposure, control their rates and schedules directly, be selected for available jobs anywhere in the world, and ultimately be part of an exclusive community with perks and benefits. The idea of UBOOKER came to its founders years ago, when they saw the acceleration of the industry, with the increase in direct bookings, e-commerce works, and in the general demand for models. Two more investors and co-founders – fashion entrepreneur Nicola Scagnolari, and product development guru Andrea Losso – joined to ensure the creation of a platform built with the best technology to address the industry needs of digitalization, efficiency and cost saving. UBOOKER allows clients to find and book models on a single platform worldwide, faster and with low commissions. It grants models equal job opportunities worldwide, the guarantee of certified clients, quick communication between the parties, faster payments, and overall more control over their work. Top talents’ agencies across the world will also be able to benefit from UBOOKER’s technology to maximize their performances, exposure and profits.
“After working as professional models for 20 years, we knew it was time for our industry to tap into the sharing economy”, say founders Gaertner and Wagner. “We believe models and clients deserve more choice and control, that models can succeed when they understand the market better, and when they can play a more active, balanced role in building their careers. We are very excited to have a true innovator like Renzo invest in our company and sit in our Board of Directors”.
“I like the idea of bringing to our industry a bit of that game-changing mentality that technology generated, for instance, in hospitality with Airbnb, or transportation with Uber. I am particularly happy to help two women in tech empower new generations of models in a more transparent and sustainable way”, is the comment of Renzo Rosso, President of Red Circle.
The mission of Red Circle Investments is to explore the most diverse fields – and test, experiment and innovate. Currently, Red Circle’s Investments spans its portfolio over a variety of sectors ranging from the digital sphere (a long-time supporter of digital start-up incubator H-Farm, and of Depop, the peer-to-peer social shopping app), to organic food (in 2013 it entered the capital of EcorNaturaSì, Italy’s biggest producer and distributor of biodynamic, natural products). Red Circle Investments constantly research new companies that reflect the interests and the ‘brave’ approach that is the signature of its founding family.
Stefano Martinetto, founder and CEO of Tomorrow London, a company of which Red Circle acquired a minority stake, also entered the capital of UBOOKER and will sit in its Board of Directors.
For further information:
Red Circle Investments
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UBOOKER +44 778 8780813
Source: UBOOKER WORLDWIDE LTD