CrowdCompass, which specializes in branded, native mobile apps for conferences and events, has closed $1.3 million in venture capital funding in a Series A round led by the Oregon Angel Fund.

The investment will be used to complete development of the company’s social-mobile technology, which put all the information about events on mobile devices. CrowdCompass said its apps improve attendee experience as well as drive additional revenue and reduce printing costs for event organizers.

CrowdCompass customers so far have included the organizers of New York ComicCon, and the annual meetings of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Lions Clubs International.

According to CrowdCompass chief executive officer Tom Kingsley, “We’ve already achieved scalability and proven the business model with solid growth. Events are inherently mobile and social, so mobile apps are perfectly suited to them. This investment will be used to complete development work on our next-generation technology that will offer exciting new ways for attendees to share their experience with their network – before, during, and after the event.”

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