REVL, the new events app co-founded by Brandon Stephens, the founder of Tortilla, has closed a £2.4m seed funding round, supported by private investors.

The app, which launched out of stealth mode this week, hopes to help UK consumers discover more events, shows and performers than ever before, while providing a platform for institutions to broadcast their events.

To date, REVL has collaborated with over 600 brand partners, including The O2, Wembley Stadium, British Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, and the V&A.

Operators from the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector to have signed up to feature on the app include Fullers, Be At One, Brasserie Bar Co., JD Wetherspoon, Pizza Pilgrims, Tortilla and Red’s True Barbecue, with more set to follow in the coming weeks.

Overall, REVL launches with over 130,000 events on the platform covering more than 40,000 venues.

Key features of the app include REVL PLAYlists, which enable users to follow their favourite venues, teams, artists and performers, or explore curated recommendations. Users also have access to a live newsfeed to stay up-to-date with the latest event announcements, and a ticket comparison engine to ensure they’re getting the best price.

Stephens created the app with his wife Jennifer Roebuck, previously multi-channel marketing director at French Connection, and technology recruitment entrepreneur Aryn Hurst-Clark.

The new capital will be used to support REVL’s launch and expansion across the UK as it looks to achieve ambitious growth targets and power the experience economy. The UK’s events industry is currently worth £42bn.

Stephens, chief executive at REVL said: “The UK has the most vibrant event scene in Europe, but keeping up with what’s going on is challenging and time-consuming. With REVL, we want to ensure that whether it’s quiz night at your local pub or your favourite global-touring artist coming to town, everyone knows about the experiences and events that matter to them.”