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DoubleDutch appoints event industry expert to board

DoubleDutch, a provider of mobile event applications, appointed a new member to its board of directors.

Marco Giberti brings more than 20 years of experience in the events industry to the DoubleDutch board, which already boasts a strong group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who grace the Midas List including Mike Maples, early investor in Twitter and Lyft, and Byron Deeter, investor in Box and Eloqua.

“Marco is well known in the events industry for his role in building out Reed Exhibition’s 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.”

Named one of the most influential people in the events industry by Trade Show Week magazine, Giberti is a successful entrepreneur and active angel investor in digital media and early stage technology companies.

“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 organizers,” Giberti said. “I look forward to bringing a seasoned view of the industry to the board and helping DoubleDutch continue its impressive growth.”

After a strong 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. Later, he co-founded Mind Trainer, a firm that specializes in organizing major tradeshows and conferences, and led the Latin American group to become the largest event organization in the region. His companies were sold to British Pearson Media Group, Liberty Media and Reed Elsevier respectively.

Giberti is a Harvard Business School Owner/President Management graduate and member of YPO, the Young Presidents Organization.

In addition to Giberti, the DoubleDutch board of directors consists of 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.

In the past six months, DoubleDutch has more than doubled its team, reaching 125 employees and expanding overseas.

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