The Berlin-based review service provider eKomi is investing in an owner-managed technology company from Hanover: With the acquisition of a strategic company stake in W-LAN hotspot specialist FREDERIX Hotspot, eKomi aims to further expand the number of its now over 100 million customer reviews and takes the next step in becoming a fully integrated feedback system.
“FREDERIX and eKomi complement each other perfectly,” says eKomi CEO Michael Ambros. “400,000 users go online daily via FREDERIX in 15 countries with over 6000 hotspots. In all hotspots, eKomi reviews can be accessed in the future and also created by the users themselves.”
FREDERIX Hotspots Managing Director Jonathan Sauppe: “Our Wi-Fi networks are the ideal tool for eKomi to increase its reach. We are pleased to offer a strong WLAN hotspot technology solution to eKomi’s customer base so they can generate even more reviews.”
The trend is clearly on the rise according to Sauppe: “One of the reasons for this is the increasing number of public and private WLAN hotspots.” By 2022, Sauppe said, the global number of public Wi-Fi hotspots will rise to more than 400 million – seven times more than in 2015, and the EU has also supported the establishment of free public Wi-Fi hotspots.
eKomi’s platform and seal are a strong value add to the customer’s brand
Berlin based eKomi is Europe’s premier & largest independent provider of transaction-based reviews & ratings. As a Google worldwide partner eKomi has gathered & published over 40 million reviews for customers.
More than 14,000 companies leverage eKomi´s social commerce solution to enable trust, increase sales, and drive organic traffic through self-perpetuating User-Generated-Content.
eKomi´s groundbreaking social commerce technology enables online businesses to generate seller ratings, customer reviews, product reviews, social recommendations, and create viral effects on websites, social media, and search engines allowing these businesses to successfully generate new revenue.
About Pride Capital Partners
Pride Capital Partners is a specialized private debt firm that finances profitable and growing companies in the software and ICT segment. Typical scenarios include growth, acquisition and buy-out transactions. The focus is on the Benelux and D-A-CH regions. Pride Capital has offices in Amsterdam and Cologne.
Pride Capital Partners is financed by its own shareholders, wealthy private individuals, family offices, (former) entrepreneurs and institutional investors. The portfolio consists of amongst others The Valley, Spotzer, Bright River, Bluefield, Arcus IT and the German companies KAIROS, Link11 and eKomi.