[Netherlands] Dutch Start-up Flogs has raised almost €2 million in a round of funding from private investors and the Dutch Government to develop its sharing and synchronizing of event calendars from most major platforms. CEO Toon Timmermans says they plan to expand the business worldwide, opening an office in New York and hiring more staff.
These include Ralph Manheim, a former IMG Media executive with experience in the world of Football, as the commercial director for Flogs International. Martijn van Egmond, formerly of Google, will become marketing and communication manager.
Flogs lets users browse through existing calendars (sports, music, entertainment, art, financial markets etc) or create calendars themselves. A user can also share events across Microsoft Outlook, Google calendar, Blackberry, Yahoo calendar, Mozilla Sunbird & T-bird, Mac OSX/iCal and Windows Live Calendar.
Flogs was founded in December 2008 by Toon Timmermans, Bram van Gestel and internet entrepreneur Michiel Mol (founder LBi, Guerrilla Games and Force India F1 Team).
Meanwhile, does anyone want to break the news to them about what Flogs means in English slang?