WHO ARE WE?

Nocto is the nightlife & events app that is revolutionizing the European nightlife scene by letting you “KNOW BEFORE YOU GO”. We are a team of highly motivated and diverse nightlife enthusiasts; we are our users. Our team consists of more than 20 people, covering 12 nationalities and a network spanning the globe. The team is based in the vibrant city of Rotterdam, in The Netherlands.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Nocto lets you seize the night. We provide value to both businesses and the public via the online platform and the Nocto App, respectively;

  • For the public and their desire to be at the right place at the right time.
  • To the venues, by providing a unique understanding of their clients’ demographics, perception of the venue and a system to reward loyal clients while attracting additional clients.

THE NOCTO APP

Our app shows you real-time pictures and videos from within the events around you, posted by the people who are there right now. Easily find the most fitting place near you with the right music type, the right atmosphere and the right crowd. By contributing with your own Insights, you can collect Nocs that can be spent at certain venues on drinks, entrances, queue skips and more. The Nocto App provides real-time knowledge about the places to be and already covers 4000+ venues in more than 40 countries. The app is currently available for iOS and Android.

THE NOCTO WEBSITE

The venues can access their benefits through our website: www.noctoapp.club. The website provides 4 main benefits; Insights, Events, Statistics and Deals. In short, venues currently have limited knowledge about their client demographics and the first step to improving or fixing something, is to understand the context and situation. The Nocto website provides real-time knowledge to the venues about the customer preferences and what they share with their friends (Insights), the ability to promote their upcoming events directly to those searching for the place to be (Events), a deeper understanding of the customer demographics in order to tailor the events to the customers desires (Statistics) and finally, an opportunity to reward loyal customers and attract additional customers by offering drinks, entrances, queue skips and more (Deals).

WHY NOCTO?

The concept originated during the minor in Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, when David Franzén realised that 2 major problems exist in the nightlife scene.

  1. We all spend a lot of time, money and energy to find a bar or club that suits our desires for music type, atmosphere and attendance, and this comes from a lack of real-time information posted by an unbiased source; the people themselves.
  2. Venues know very little about their clients and thus find it hard to establish relationships with their loyal customers, understand what they are doing well and what they need to improve.

Nocto combines these 2 problems to create 1 solution; where the people upload content from within the venues to help others find the place to be and in doing so, collect Nocs that can be spent on drinks, entrances, queue skips & more at certain venues. At the same time, the venues get to understand what people are sharing from within their venue, learn about the demographic that goes to their venue, and reward and attract additional clientele.

The venues can access their benefits through our website: www.noctoapp.club. The website provides 4 main benefits; Insights, Events, Statistics and Deals. In short, venues currently have limited knowledge about their client demographics and the first step to improving or fixing something, is to understand the context and situation. The Nocto website provides real-time knowledge to the venues about the customer preferences and what they share with their friends (Insights), the ability to promote their upcoming events directly to those searching for the place to be (Events), a deeper understanding of the customer demographics in order to tailor the events to the customers desires (Statistics) and finally, an opportunity to reward loyal customers and attract additional customers by offering drinks, entrances, queue skips and more (Deals).

The concept originated during the minor in Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management, when David Franzén realised that 2 major problems exist in the nightlife scene.

  1. We all spend a lot of time, money and energy to find a bar or club that suits our desires for music type, atmosphere and attendance, and this comes from a lack of real-time information posted by an unbiased source; the people themselves.
  2. Venues know very little about their clients and thus find it hard to establish relationships with their loyal customers, understand what they are doing well and what they need to improve.

Nocto combines these 2 problems to create 1 solution; where the people upload content from within the venues to help others find the place to be and in doing so, collect Nocs that can be spent on drinks, entrances, queue skips & more at certain venues. At the same time, the venues get to understand what people are sharing from within their venue, learn about the demographic that goes to their venue, and reward and attract additional clientele.

  • A hardworking, ambitious and collaborative team of 18 people
  • Pitch at Rockstart in Amsterdam - 13.04.2016
  • Pitch at Launchpad Meetups for Paradiso in Amsterdam – 7.12.2016
  • Alumnus of the ECE Get Started Programme
  • iOS App launch on the Apple App Store on 27.01.2017
  • Android App launch on the Google PLay Store on 16.06.2017
  • 4000+ venues in 40+ countries all over Europe
  • Office at the Rotterdam Science Tower in the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) campus
  • Social reach of over 210,000 people through Thunderclap
  • Winner of the Get In The Ring event hosted by the Rotterdamse Bankiersvereniging on 29.03.2017
David Franzén
FOUNDER & CEO
Having once been dumped for being “too logical”, I have always wanted to solve problems. I didn’t understand why a dominant nightlife app had not yet been developed. It’s the perfect opportunity presented with several unknowns and inefficiencies that Nocto aims to solve. My role as CEO is to create a team that covers all departments with ambitious & proactive people. Anything Nocto needs, we have someone for it. The internet and modern society are so well connected that one solution can easily impact many more people. I look forward to seeing how far a simple idea can go, while solving 2 problems with one solution. Let’s make nightlife great again!
Saurabh Yadav
Head of Technical
Development
I am a Computer Engineer I love challenges. Hence, I am always in pursuit of excellence in whatever I do, by searching for the fastest and the most optimal solution of any problem, be it in programming or in life. I’ve been having a great experience with the Nocto team, since everyone comes from such diverse backgrounds. I value having the same vision that provides us with a positive working environment. It connects us, lets us implement our own ideas and intellectual thoughts. We have been able to grow our network each and everyday, while building something very interesting and exciting.
Mohamed El Ghouch
Head of Marketing
Growing up in Amsterdam with a profound love for sports, music, movies and much more, I have always been someone wanting to learn something new every day. Nocto is the perfect company for me to showcase my skills and at the same time learn and develop in the way I choose. I always say that success is something that no one is born with, but everyone can attain. Whether it is at Nocto or at anything else in life, I always strive for success and at Nocto I feel that this is one mindset we all share. Working with many different nationalities and with people from all across Europe who all share the same common goal, I am sure Nocto is here to stay and is going to revolutionize nightlife the way we know it.
Oto Streistermanis
Regional Manager
Latvian living in the Netherlands. As I have always said strength lies in differences not similarities. Nocto team is diverse and unique, almost as application itself. I have seen so many applications for nightlife and entertainment but they all seemed duplicated and never drew my attention. However, when I discovered Nocto I knew straight away this will revolutionize the industry. It is perfect for users and businesses. It's time to make nightlife great again.
Mark Brouwers
Regional Manager
I have always been a person who likes to discover new things. And when I started to go out and started specializing in nightlife, because of my study Media & Entertainment Management, I found out I want to work in this industry. But this industry is huge, that is why it is so hard to find the right party. For this reason I started working at Nocto as a regional manager of the The Netherlands. Me and our team wants to solve this problem for everybody.
Debdeep Ganguly
Android Developer
Front-end
I am the Android developer at Nocto. The best part about this team is its diversity and the unique idea - “being at the right place at the right time”. Nocto’s achievement so far is due to the presence of a smart team and a strong support from an energetic mentor like David. Bringing a revolution to the nightlife market is our ultimate goal. I am excited to be a part of this team.
Ishika Gupta
iOS Developer
It’s been around 2 years to me being in mobile application industry. I have observed the world changes fast and so do the requirements. My quality is to adopt quickly to the ongoing changes and speed up myself exponentially. I think of same for Nocto and team. Everything happens by, with or through people, Nothing just happens on its own. So here we are together looking forward to continuous improvements in making Night life’s better, worth and shine brighter.
Giuseppe Vinchesi
Social & Creative Manager
I come from Italy and I arrived in Rotterdam to start my studies less than 6 months before I joined Nocto to take care of the creative side of the app. So far it has been a great path, working in a group with so many different backgrounds and all be focused towards the same goal is exactly what I had hoped to get one day!
Liza Balk
Brand & Events Manager
Everything started with the first step; talking with them at that party, back then strangers, now my colleagues. It was the best thing I could have done. It is a great opportunity as well as a major challenge for myself to be the Brand Manager for Nocto. I’m looking forward to create brand value by expressing my passion for marketing. As a half-Dutch, half-Austrian, 20 year old girl with a British accent, I am always excited to meet new people and cultures. I love to go out and I’m actively involved in the night life of Rotterdam; something Nocto makes even better!
Joseph Dagher
Expansion Strategist
A Lebanese student in Rotterdam, I came here to study International Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management. After a year in Rotterdam, joining Nocto was probably one of the best decisions I took. Nocto is a wonderful creative outlet, working with a driven international team, in a vibrant city, with the goal to transform the European nightlife scene. As an Expansion Strategist, I have to make sure that Nocto expands strategically and optimally as well as to keep all the databases up to date to reflect the current strategy. Nocto is here to stay and help the rather neglected industry grow to its full potential.
Johan Franzén
Board of Advisors
After 20 years in the corporate world, I have now switched to the entrepreneurship side - both are interesting, but what a difference! I'm starting own companies and being a mentor and adviser to other entrepreneurs. The opportunities truly are amazing and endless. It's tough, but if you have a great and innovative solution to something that is an issue for many, take the chance!

ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR