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Reuters Venture Capital Journal: Startup Execs Schooled from Oxbridge
6th April 2011

"It was during their time at Oxford that they came up with the idea for GroupSpaces, a consumer technology business that helps anyone with a real-world club or society organize its activities online. Both were committee members of various university societies and witnessed how time-consuming and inefficient it was to store membership data, communicate with members and collect payments using a variety of platforms."

Oxford Today: Silicon triangle
5th March 2011

"As Oxfordshire's entrepreneurial ecosystem grows, the traffic between Oxfordshire and Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly two-way. Take David Langer, who studied maths at Oxford (St Anne's, 2004) and founded his start-up, GroupSpaces, with investment from Chris Sacca (formerly Google), whom he met at 'Silicon Valley comes to Oxford'."

The Telegraph: Mobile is where Europe can really shine
27th January 2011

"Europe is producing some very strong online services - think Groupspaces, Huddle, Spotify, Skype, Tradeshift and LOVEFILM - that have a large and growing user base. The next step for them is to truly unlock the power of their service across mobile platforms."

Silicon Valley in Oxford: Andy Young
25th November 2010

"The GroupSpaces co-founder explains how his three-year-old start-up has already launched in the US and why the UK is as good a place as "anywhere in the world" to start a tech business."

Mashable: 11 Essential Apps For Managing Your Real Life Social Networks
19th November 2010

"For formal groups like clubs or organizations, GroupSpaces is a great solution. It manages members, organizes gatherings, and shares calendars and documents. GroupSpaces even allows you to collect money from members for dues and group events."

Silicon Republic: Social networking platforms essential for start-ups
21st October 2010

"CEO and co-founder of Groupspaces, David Langer, has revealed the importance of social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for start-up companies’ chances of at success."

Said Business School: Student start-up gets Silicon Valley backing
20th October 2010

"An Oxford student start-up is reaping the rewards of entrepreneurship activity at the Saïd Business School. An online group management site that originated from Oxford Entrepreneurs, the popular University of Oxford student society, has raised a second round of funding of $1.3 million from Oxford and Silicon Valley investors this summer, through connections enabled by Saïd Business School’s entrepreneurial ecosystem."

GroupSpaces: David Langer and Andy Young - Young Guns 2010
20th October 2010

"GroupSpaces was borne of an idea had at university and launched in 2007. Today, it has completed second round funding led by Index Ventures and its software is used to manage over 600,000 memberships for sports clubs and other groups [...] 2011 may well be a huge year for GroupSpaces as it cements its UK business and focuses on the US."

TechCrunch: YCombinator's WePay Partners With GroupSpaces To Let Groups Collect Cash
5th October 2010

"UK-startup GroupSpaces, which recently announced new funding, has partnered with WePay, a former YCombinator startup billing itself as the “PayPal for groups”. With some deep API integration, GroupSpaces users can now sign up to WePay within GroupSpaces and collect money for their groups. This gives groups a U.S. bank account with a debit card, something even PayPal doesn’t do."

Recruiter Magazine: GroupSpaces makes a bid to join the US club
15th September 2010

"GroupSpaces, the management and administration website for university clubs and societies, is launching into the US university market."

Onrec: GroupSpaces raises $1.3M from Index Ventures and launches in U.S. university market
1st September 2010

"GroupSpaces provides an all-in-one set of free tools designed to comprehensively meet the needs of university clubs and societies. This offering gives them a website, professional email templates, online membership database, Facebook integration and event management tools, making running a society much quicker and easier. Since 2007, GroupSpaces’ UK university membership has grown to over 200,000 members from 2,000 societies."

The Telegraph: 10 European technology companies to watch
6th August 2010

"PROfounders Capital’s Brent Hoberman, famous for co-founding of Lastminute.com, and Rogan Angelini-Hurll, take us through their top 10 European technology companies of 2010. [...] 6. GroupSpaces – helps digitally manage and improve real-world memberships. The London-based company develops technology to help groups offline run their memberships with more efficiency and ease online."

Major investment and a US launch for GroupSpaces
3rd August 2010

"GroupSpaces, the UK's leading website for the online management and administration of university clubs and societies, has secured an investment of $1.3m from Index Ventures and an ‘angel investor consortium', and also opened a New York office to spearhead its expansion into the US market."

Reuters: Investors flocking to group organizing sites
8th July 2010

"The latest newcomer to shake up the group organizing space is GroupSpaces Ltd., a London-based startup that operates a website for managing and administering clubs and organizations."

Science Business: Oxford’s GroupSpaces raises $1.3M for online club administration system
8th July 2010

"GroupSpaces, which provides an online management and administration system for clubs and other community groups has secured a $1.3 million investment round from Index Ventures and a leading angel investor consortium including Dave McClure, Chris Sacca, Simon Levene, Meagan Marks, Ariel Poler and Quincy Smith of CODE Advisors."

Real Business: 10,000 Champions: David Langer & Andy Young of GroupSpaces
7th July 2010

"Oxford University graduates are now running one of Britain's most high-potential online community businesses."

The Telegraph: Former Young Enterprise finance director lands $1.3m deal
5th July 2010

"David Langer on his leap from Young Enterprise finance director to international entrepreneur."

BBC News: UK dotcoms: Two success stories
5th July 2010

"Two new businesses in the UK have proved in recent days that you can get funding if you have the right idea. [...] Last week GroupSpaces announced that it had secured $1.3m in funding from Index Ventures and a consortium of angel investors. [...] Every time a My Wardrobe or GroupSpaces gets funded, the outlook for other UK firms just gets a little brighter."

Growing Business: UK tech firm GroupSpaces secures $1.3m
2nd July 2010

"Online group management site GroupSpaces has secured $1.3m from Index Ventures’ seed fund and leading Silicon Valley angels."

The Next Web UK: GroupSpaces Secures $1.3m to be Ning for the Real World
2nd July 2010

"UK startup GroupSpaces.com, which aims to be the number one choice for organizers of real-world groups, has secured $1.3 million in funding from Index Ventures plus a range of world class angel investors."

The New York Times: GroupSpaces Attracts Top Investors
2nd July 2010

"Index Ventures has ponied up for a $1.3 million financing round for GroupSpaces, a British start-up that provides tools for groups and communities to manage and promote themselves online."

The Business Magazine: GroupSpaces raises $1.3m backing
2nd July 2010

"Oxford investors and Silicon Valley heavyweights back ex-students."

peHUB: GroupSpaces Receives $1.3m Investment Round
1st July 2010

"GroupSpaces has secured $1.3 million investment round from Index Ventures and an angel investor consortium including Dave McClure, Chris Sacca, Simon Levene, Meagan Marks, Ariel Poler and Quincy Smith of CODE Advisors. Index Ventures partner, Mike Volpi, will take a board seat."

The Telegraph: GroupSpaces secures Index Ventures investment to help clubs flourish
1st July 2010

"Leading venture capital fund Index Ventures has invested $1.3m in a young British company that promises to help thousands of small community groups and sports clubs cope with the planned abolition of cheques."

TechCrunch: GroupSpaces secures $1.3 million and brings Valley players on board
30th June 2010

"Not unlike Mark Zuckerberg a few years ago, a couple of British Oxford university students realised there had to be a better way to network online.. David Langer and Andy Young came up with GroupSpaces in 2007. Three years later they’ve expanded beyond university campuses to hit 500,000 group memberships and are now set to go international with the injection of $1.3m investment."

Killer Startups: GroupSpaces.com - A Tool For Managing Groups
11th March 2010

"It is the perfect tool for arranging group activities - it is simple yet powerful, and every key point is covered."


Smarta 100: GroupSpaces recognised as one of the UK's smartest small businesses
22nd February 2010

"GroupSpaces has been chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Measden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’."


Personal Life Media: What I’ll Use to Start My Next Two Industry Associations
16th July 2009

"Just having a payment feature combined with a mailing list is a big huzzah, and it seems like GroupSpaces has done an excellent job understanding the features of their target audience."

FreshMinds Talent Blog: Where are they now: Ones to Watch 2007
9th December 2008

"GroupSpaces is a management platform that allows university groups and societies to publicise what they do and organise their membership on a day-to-day basis. So far David and Andy have raised funding in the region of six-figures and in April the company was named one of the 20 most promising UK web start-ups through WebMission."

Spectator Business: 2020 Vision: Tomorrow's Stars
2nd December 2008

"Langer and Young are the co-founders of GroupSpaces.com, an Oxford-based internet company aiming to organise the world's groups. In January 2008, GroupSpaces raised six-figure funding; in April the company was selected for WebMission as one of 20 promising UK web startups, traveling to Silicon Valley and backed by HSBC, BT, TechCrunch and UKTI."

TechCrunch UK: Three to watch in the student space
4th September 2008

"The start-up, born out of Oxford University, is probably the sector's most web-business savvy...It provides everything a group organiser needs to administer their membership, while keeping things simple, clean and functional."

"In Business" Magazine: Team With a Mission
June/July 2008 Edition

"Maggie Hartford meets young entrepreneurs developing a better way to communicate.."
This article appeared in the June/July issue of the Oxford Times "In Business" magazine.

The Times: Entrepreneurial scientists should invest in good ideas
11th June 2008

"David Langer, a co-founder of GroupSpaces, an internet firm, started out with a bootstrap business before seeking funding. GroupSpaces paid for itself with advertising for six months before he sought venture capital."

Said Business School: Oxford start-up is one of the UK's most promising web companies
30th May 2008

"GroupSpaces, an Oxford-based web company which provides online tools for real-world groups has recently arrived back from Silicon Valley after being selected to attend WebMission 2008, a week-long trade mission for the UK's twenty most promising Web companies."

"In Business" Magazine: Watch this space..
21st March 2008

"Chris Hogan meets two young cyber-entrepreneurs on the cusp of hitting the big time"
This article appeared in the March/April issue of the Oxford Times "In Business" magazine.
(Online version)

TechCrunch: The British are Coming!
11th March 2008

"During the week of 19-25 April [...] 20 UK startups invade, courtesy of the British government. [...] The confirmed companies for Web Mission 08 are:
GroupSpaces - Web-based tools for groups"

TechCrunch UK: Web Mission 08: UK startups to visit Silicon Valley
11th March 2008

"After months of planning and an application and judging process lasting several weeks [...] the confirmed companies for Web Mission 08 are:
Groupspaces - Web-based tools for groups"

The Cherwell: Oxford students secure six figure investment deal
29th February 2008

"The founders of GroupSpaces, which was set up in 2007 and provides online tools such as mailing lists for club and society organisers, this week announced that a consortium of business 'angels', including the London-based Avonmore Developments, has agreed to help fund their company."


Oxford Innovation: Oxford Start-up GroupSpaces raises Six Figure Funding to Revolutionise Group Management Systems
25th February 2008

"GroupSpaces, an Oxford-based Internet company that provides online tools to enable groups, societies and clubs to manage their communications and data, today announced that it has raised a six figure round of investment from a consortium of investors."

GroupSpaces has been a revelation.
It has everything I need and has literally halved my job.

Andrew, President of Pembroke College JCR