SC Launch Presents $200,000 Investment for Charleston Company

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch presented a “big check” investment to Charleston-based company EZ Waves during the DIG SOUTH Mash Up event yesterday evening. The company was accepted in the SC Launch program in March 2014 and currently has 12 full-time employees. EZ Waves is an online reservation system for booking boat charters and outdoor excursions. The software provides a real-time scheduling capability for consumers similar to booking an airline ticket online. Boat captains and tour guides receive immediate notification that a trip has been booked and consumers receive detailed confirmation and trip details. EZ Waves also provides a complete set of business management tools for captains and tour guides including customized web sites, real-time schedulers, financial reporting tools and credit card processing as well as a comprehensive mobile application for managing the business remotely.

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“It is our mission to foster the technology-based economy in South Carolina,” said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. “We are delighted to recognize EZ Waves and celebrate this milestone. We look forward to the future achievements of this innovative company.”

About SCRA Technology Ventures

SCRA Technology Ventures enables research commercialization and promotes the development of high tech industries, enhancing South Carolina’s technology-based economy. Through its flagship SC Launch program, this SCRA business sector makes investments in and offers support services to South Carolina’s early stage, start-up technology companies.

Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $79,000.